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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
had this problem for about a week now , useualy notice it going around roundabouts.

say im doing about 25 around the roundabout then pull off onto the next exit at 30 my car makes a little stutter.

today when i started the car up after work , on the screen in huge letters it said VSA. i pressed the VSA button to see if it would go but it stayed. i then turned the car off and on again and it dissapeard. could the VSA be the problem causing the stutter around the roundabout ? surely the warning light wouldnt come on for no reason ?

just wondering if anyone else has had this problem , and how much it costs roughly to fix. i will be taking it to the dealers in afew days.

thanks.
 

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The VSA warning light flashes up when it cuts in. See if it lights up next time the car stutters.
 

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When the VSA or traction control cuts in, the triangle with exclamation mark symbol will flash. If the 'VSA' symbol lights up while driving/engine running, this indicates a system fault... i.e. a failed sensor or some other issue.
 

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I had the same VSA flash up on the dash when my car was stuck in the snow, after a prolonged time where the wheels were spinning and I couldnt get traction. The words VSA stayed on for a day and then went off and the car has been fine since.
 

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From memory, if the wheels spin, the VSA light may stay on until driven normally for a while. Especially the case if you just have it dyno'd because the car is confused that the wheels have been spinning when the VSA should have been controlling it.
 

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I had the same VSA flash up on the dash when my car was stuck in the snow, after a prolonged time where the wheels were spinning and I couldnt get traction. The words VSA stayed on for a day and then went off and the car has been fine since.

had the same when it was snowing heavily and i was struggling to get up a steep slope, it went off after 15 mins of normal driving

... next time you pull off a roundabout and it shudders, check to see if the VSA light comes on, not the large one in the centre of the dash but there should be a little smaller one to the right, (you will see it on the pre ignition)

... perhaps you have a faulty VSA sensor as when the wheels cant get traction it reduces power before giving it back (May be your juddering feeling) or prehaps your just bombing it over these round abouts?
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
just to clarify , its the centre screen where the VSA showed up. not the small triangle , it was large letters covering the screen saying VSA. ive always checked to see if the small triangle appears when it stutters but it never comes on , i will double check again.

its defintly me not bombing it around them. ive had it on straight roads aswell but very rare , seems to happen as i accelerate mainly in 3rd gear between 25-35
 

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Disconnect the negative lead.
Unplug, unbolt and remove the wheel sensors.
Give them a gentle clean with a cloth.
Honda Original Parts from Lings ... diagrams here
reconnect the negative battery lead.
 

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Kick both front tyres then nod at it.
Works in the films ?

Sounds like a loose connection or worn sensor.

+1 on relics cleaning advise as first thing
 

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I have also this studder when I leave roundabouts on third gear and have complained to my dealer but the say it has to do with the ivtec system changing mode.
 

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turns out i need a new YAW sensor

hope this helps anyone else
 

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turns out i need a new YAW sensor

hope this helps anyone else
Hi mate, i have the same problem as you did. Took it in for a diagnostic at local garage and it turns out the YAW sensor is knackered.
Just wondering if you managed to change yours? Did it fix the problem? And how much did it cost??

Cheers mate
 

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I had problems with my VSA kicking in when driving normally around roundabouts.
My wheel alignment was extremely bad. It went away when the alignment was corrected.
A tyre fitting shop might test your wheel alignment for free and then only charge if it needs work, around £50.
Not sure what the forum would say, but you could try that before more expensive options.
 

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just a note to the ones who got stuck in snow
you do know if your stuck you are supposed to turn the vsa off dont you
if you turn off wheels will spin to allow you to get out of the slippy stuff
if you leave it switched on as soon as 1 wheel spins it stops that wheel and transefers power to the other wheel which will spin and just keep applying the brake to the wheel that spins rather than trying to drive out
 
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