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Old 03-13-2019, 09:53 PM
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High mileage or a lemon?

My RDX is at 207k, and every few weeks I can almost guarantee something is going to fail. This time my sh-awd, vsa, and abs lights came on while I was driving up a mountain, in traffic, during a blizzard. So I checked the forum for some answers. Now I might have looked in the right place but what I can tell you is that itís not the main fuse or fuse 12 related with the horn and brake lights not working. My battery is a half a year old and my alternator is a year in a half old. I changed the vtec oil pressure solenoid in November. And I just went to autozone and nothing came up on their code reader and they couldnít clear it. (I know itís not a real scan tool). It might be the egr, I just want someone to confirm my suspicions. Please and thank you for any help.
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Different codes may trigger the same lights. You definitely need to get codes pulled to help with the diagnosis. Anything someone says before that is just guessing.
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get a cable (Vag com) and connect to your pc.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:27 PM
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lol that's not the definition of a lemon...

cars are machines, machines have moving parts. moving parts fail. which does not make a lemon.
you're going to have to troubleshoot to figure out the issue.

Have you checked all wheel and ABS sensors in the wheel well?
Do you have ALL Wheel Drive? or did it disable the SHAWD all together?
if you suspect the EGR (highly doubtful) check it! Remove it to see if it has carbon debris making the valve stuck open.

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Old 03-16-2019, 12:28 AM
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I agree, if the fuses are good you need to check your sensors.

Also make sure you go to a good car wash, regularly get underbody washes!
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