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Old 08-21-2018, 09:06 PM
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under no circumstances will I let my wife drive it. Iím pretty sure she would not have realized what was going on.
How can you bear to let her drive any vehicle? I mean, an emergency can happen at any time, if you don't have the confidence that she can handle whatever comes, perhaps she shouldn't be driving at all.

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:35 PM
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How can you bear to let her drive any vehicle? I mean, an emergency can happen at any time, if you don't have the confidence that she can handle whatever comes, perhaps she shouldn't be driving at all.
Youíre very observant as emergencies can arise. At any time. Thatís not the point.

There always has to be one. I guess youíre it.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:09 AM
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Sounds like it was a legit question you took offense to.
There is definitely always an inquisitive person and she does appear to be it though!
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:40 PM
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Dont use 87 octane on a high strung turbo..
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Sorry to resurrect this thread. But I had the same thing happen to me yesterday. Went to pass a car on the interstate after driving for 200 miles and the check engine light started flashing and went into limp mode. After I pulled over and tried to get going again the car wouldnít go faster than 10 mph so I had it towed to a Acura dealership.
Did anyone get any news for a fix?
I have a 2019 Advance with 3K miles
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:26 AM
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it's just like going to the doctor with symptoms...the doctor doesnt know until he tests for things.
have you been using 91+ octane fuel from a tier 1 station?
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:29 AM
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Yep. I watched the dealer put 93 in it when I first bought it. Itís sitting at a dealership that doesnít open til later this morning. I was hoping someone had some insight into what was going on.
Btw wasnít impressed with Acuraís roadside asisstance. They donít provide any type of car so I had to get a rental car to continue my road trip.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:01 AM
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Sorry to resurrect this thread. But I had the same thing happen to me yesterday. Went to pass a car on the interstate after driving for 200 miles and the check engine light started flashing and went into limp mode. After I pulled over and tried to get going again the car wouldnít go faster than 10 mph so I had it towed to a Acura dealership.
Did anyone get any news for a fix?
I have a 2019 Advance with 3K miles
If you turn off car, turn back on, it will work again with no problems. No need for tow job. You need to call corporate, and open a case number on this. It needs to be documented. I recently got my car back from them. Same thing happened, but they get no codes. They try to resimulate it, but with my car they couldn't. There was not any codes in system either. This happened to me 2 times, and they got the car right after it happened for the second time. Im still waiting for this to happen again, and we are under a verbal agreement that I record it, just so they can see it too. The more people who call into corporate who are having this problem, the more they will try to fix this. Corporate with then set you up with an appointment directly with a dealer and they track any findings.

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:55 AM
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just like the doctor; no one knows until it gets diagnosed...and even then, it can get diagnosed incorrectly.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:07 PM
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Yep. I watched the dealer put 93 in it when I first bought it. Itís sitting at a dealership that doesnít open til later this morning. I was hoping someone had some insight into what was going on.
Btw wasnít impressed with Acuraís roadside asisstance. They donít provide any type of car so I had to get a rental car to continue my road trip.
I second this. Tried to use Acura Roadside Assistance a couple months back. I initiated a call. After not hearing back for an hour I called them back only to be told they couldn't get a tow for me, as no truck was available. (In Los Angeles??) 1) Thanks for not informing me. 2)Somehow my insurance company (who I have redundant roadside assistance through, thank goodness) was able to find a truck. Strange how that works...
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:40 PM
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Just drove back to the dealership today and they informed me the engine misfired. They have the codes it threw and sent them off to Acura. Unfortunately they wonít let me drive the car home and have no loaners. So right now Iím paying for a rental.
The bad thing is the dealership is 2 and half hours from home 🙄
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:06 PM
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If you turn off car, turn back on, it will work again with no problems. No need for tow job. You need to call corporate, and open a case number on this. It needs to be documented. I recently got my car back from them. Same thing happened, but they get no codes. They try to resimulate it, but with my car they couldn't. There was not any codes in system either. This happened to me 2 times, and they got the car right after it happened for the second time. Im still waiting for this to happen again, and we are under a verbal agreement that I record it, just so they can see it too. The more people who call into corporate who are having this problem, the more they will try to fix this. Corporate with then set you up with an appointment directly with a dealer and they track any findings.
Have you/anyone found a solution for this issue? It happened to me twice this weekend in my Advance SH-AWD. Both time I was doing about 75 mph with ACC on. I went to accelerate and the car lost all power to the peddle and the check engine light came on. I managed to make it to the side, turned off the engine, and turned it right back on and the car seemed to run normally. The events were 3 days apart. I took it to the dealer today and they state the car didnít throw any codes and they canít reproduce. They are keeping it overnight to do more diagnosis tomorrow. Iíve read the thread above and can state the battery was charged, Iíve got about 2000 miles on it, and use 91 octane non-ethanol Top Tier fuel. FrustratingÖ.

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Old 10-09-2018, 06:37 PM
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I finally heard back from the dealership. An Honda rep came down and I was told they inspected the cylinders, coils, ignition stuff, etc and everything was fine. The issue was the wire harness wasnít connected properly to the engine? I think thatís what I was told. Iím picking the car up on Thursday so Iíll know more. I was told the rep documented the issue, so maybe itís more widespread than just my car. Who knows!
Btw cylinder 1 misfired.
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I finally heard back from the dealership. An Honda rep came down and I was told they inspected the cylinders, coils, ignition stuff, etc and everything was fine. The issue was the wire harness wasnít connected properly to the engine? I think thatís what I was told. Iím picking the car up on Thursday so Iíll know more. I was told the rep documented the issue, so maybe itís more widespread than just my car. Who knows!
Btw cylinder 1 misfired.
KK689 - I would be very interested in getting specifics from you once you pick up the car on what exactly it was. I'm getting the feeling my dealership isn't getting anywhere with the problem...
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:28 PM
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On the paperwork it says the car threw a DTC code for a cylinder 1 misfire, and the cylinder 1 harness wasnít fitted properly
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:36 PM
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interesting; a friend is a honda tech and gets Honda Civic type-R's in all day every day for replacement of engine harness.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:37 PM
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Huh, maybe this is a issue with the Honda 2.0 liter turbo
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:44 PM
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Interesting; I'll try to get more info from my friend. He's on this board as well. MC MiYoung3269

If you take a look at his Instagram, you'll see many type-r's in for engine harness replacement
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:22 PM
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Limp mode hit me tonight. Similar situation as others report: on interstate about 70 mph, hit the gas to get past another car, and it just lost power and the engine light started blinking. Pulled over to shoulder, shut it down, restarted, and it was fine after that. I have over 8000 miles and have driven many highway miles, but this is the first time this happened. Advance in Comfort mode with 93 octane gas.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:54 AM
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Limped mode Thanksgiving travel... same as everyone else while trying to overtake at 70MPH. 7xxx Miles on advance in comfort. Also 93 Octane gas. Such a bummer to have this in my mind now every time want to pass someone. Not sure how I will feel or should feel about one lane road overtaking.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:22 AM
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Yíall are driving too damn aggressive, take the cinderblock off the gas pedal 😂

seriously though, I hope itís not a serious flaw. At least you know the engine wonít blow up in your efforts to pass on the outside of turn 4.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:27 PM
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Take the car to the dealership. Hopefully the codes were stored...
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Take the car to the dealership. Hopefully the codes were stored...
Going in on Wednesday, but the previous posts suggest that no codes will be found.
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The dealership I went to found stored codes when it happened to me. Try to stay hopeful!
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Going in on Wednesday, but the previous posts suggest that no codes will be found.
As suspected, no codes found. I almost would have rather they found something. Now Iím just waiting for it to happen again and hope I donít get rear-ended by a truck.
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Just to keep everyone up-to-date, after Limp Mode hit me, and after the dealer found nothing, I did open a ticket with Acura, as this is a very serious safety issue if Limp Mode hits you with a truck on your tail. Instead of getting back to me in "3 business days" after I opened the ticket, It took 12 days for Acura CR to get back to me, and yesterday they asked for a copy of my repair order from the dealer, which showed no codes returned.
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Subscribed, plan to get a RDX in a few months for the wife and want to keep track of the reports of this issue and possible dealer solution once they figure out root cause.
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It happened again last night to my ďfixedĒ car. Floored the car to go around a vehicle and the check engine light flashed and I lost all power. It was fun getting across two lanes of interstate traffic while losing speed. This is making me consider trading the car in. Going to drop it off at the dealership today.
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To add on to my previous post, it seems like it only happens to me after driving for an extended period of time. This time I was driving for about two hours at that point when it happened again. I have no issue around town
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It happened again last night to my ďfixedĒ car. Floored the car to go around a vehicle and the check engine light flashed and I lost all power. It was fun getting across two lanes of interstate traffic while losing speed. This is making me consider trading the car in. Going to drop it off at the dealership today.
maybe donít floor it? Maybe use the paddle
shifters and downshift then pass? Donít blame
the car because you feel the need to aggressively drive and itís preventing you from blowing it up.
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Sorry, but that is an extremely unhelpful response. If the car canít handle the throttle being depressed, we have some issues
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Sorry, but that is an extremely unhelpful response. If the car canít handle the throttle being depressed, we have some issues
Agreed. This is a serious issue that puts lives in danger every time it happens. To blame this on user error is completely asinine.
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Sorry, but that is an extremely unhelpful response. If the car canít handle the throttle being depressed, we have some issues
it can handle depressing it, but mashing it to the floor at 80mph on the freeway because you need to pass someone is another story. Itís preventing you from blowing the engine. Maybe a 6 speed mustang GT is more to your driving taste?
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it can handle depressing it, but mashing it to the floor at 80mph on the freeway because you need to pass someone is another story. Itís preventing you from blowing the engine. Maybe a 6 speed mustang GT is more to your driving taste?
Quoted for posterity. Good grief.
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To add on to my previous post, it seems like it only happens to me after driving for an extended period of time. This time I was driving for about two hours at that point when it happened again. I have no issue around town
You had mentioned you were using higher octane fuel, and now there is evidence of a possible heat soak from the long drive. Can I ask what the ambient temperature was when this happened?
BTW we wish you the best of luck in solving this dangerous condition. Please be safe as you work through this.
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Thanks. The temp was in the upper seventies at the time. Working with the dealership now, they will call the technical helpline when they open back up on Thursday. Iíll update as I get more information
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Quoted for posterity. Good grief.
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Almost every instance I have read here about this has been people feeling the need to pass someone while already doing 70+. I donít know where everyone lives but most highways I drive are 70 speed limit tops. The need to mash down the pedal to pass anyone is rare. Itís aggressive driving and probably just as unsafe as the car going into limp mode anyway.

im not making light of the fact that itís an issue and scary and yes could have very bad results, but I do question why people feel the need to drive so aggressively. Maybe Iím sensitive to it being in Delaware where hundreds die every year on rt 1 as a result of people doing 80-90+ on roads that are limited at 65 which is honestly still too fast given the volume of traffic and the lack of barriers in the medians.

Sorry if if I offended anyone or made you feel like your issue isnít serious.

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I think that puts the "don't drive it so hard" argument to rest.

So if we're done victim blaming, maybe we can get back to documenting the conditions under which this defect manifests itself. Thanks.
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Almost every instance I have read here about this has been people feeling the need to pass someone while already doing 70+. I donít know where everyone lives but most highways I drive are 70 speed limit tops. The need to mash down the pedal to pass anyone is rare. Itís aggressive driving and probably just as unsafe as the car going into limp mode anyway.

im not making light of the fact that itís an issue and scary and yes could have very bad results, but I do question why people feel the need to drive so aggressively. Maybe Iím sensitive to it being in Delaware where hundreds die every year on rt 1 as a result of people doing 80-90+ on roads that are limited at 65 which is honestly still too fast given the volume of traffic and the lack of barriers in the medians.

Sorry if if I offended anyone or made you feel like your issue isnít serious.

Many places have speed limits over 70 (up to 85 in TX).

Therefore, a person driving 70 in an area where flow of traffic is 80+ would definitely warrant overtaking, and would be considered standard driving conditions.

There is no need to excuse or rationalize the flaw - this is an inexcusable issue that is dangerous.
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Many places have speed limits over 70 (up to 85 in TX).

Therefore, a person driving 70 in an area where flow of traffic is 80+ would definitely warrant overtaking, and would be considered standard driving conditions.

There is no need to excuse or rationalize the flaw - this is an inexcusable issue that is dangerous.
Yup...agreed.

The car has a govenor-limited top speed of 113mph. So the excuse that it's "shutting itself down to protect itself" at 70-80mph is pretty far-fetched.

Also, let's not forget this car has an automatic transmission. If the car was programmed to "protect itself from damage" at higher accelerations it would up-shift. If not, than again...it's a design flaw...not user error.
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