Less than 300 miles and first trip to the shop

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Nancy Stich, May 22, 2018.

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  1. Nancy Stich

    Nancy Stich New Member

    good morning. I was out and about this morning when I received multiple vehicle alerts that required immediate attention. I drove straight to the dealership. The alerts that I received are;
    Engine systems problem
    adaptive Cruise Control Problem
    RDM Problem
    Emission Systems Problem
    Brake system Problem

    What the heck do you think is going on?

    Not happy,
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  3. ClarityDoc

    ClarityDoc Active Member

    In the context of all of the comments from folks who've driven 1000s of miles in the Clarity, and the generally outstanding track record of Honda autos, I'd say that it's terrible that you've had that problem but it's unusual. Also would guess that such a sudden problem has a specific root cause, and that the multiple alerts are a cascade from that root problem. Just speculating, of course.
  4. K8QM

    K8QM Active Member

    There are several threads about this, if you do a search for "Multiple System Warnings" you will find one of them.

    To answer your question - probably nothing is going on. Only one report of anything needing to be repaired. For the rest of us reporting the problem the dealer either clears the codes or they go away after a restart. It's probably good to take it to the dealer IF they report it to Honda as a software bug.

  5. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    It could be a lot less serious than it seems. My old 4Runner had a leaking gas cap for which there is a pressure sensor in the car. The dash lit up like a Christmas tree showing several faults such as Check Engine, and a few 4 wheel drive indicators. Once the gas cap was replaced all of the lights turned off.
  6. Nancy Stich

    Nancy Stich New Member

    Thank you. Yes, I did find that thread and I have posted under that thread as well. I will let everyone know what error codes come up.
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  8. K8QM

    K8QM Active Member

    And by the way - we're now over 7,000 miles and it has not reoccurred.

  9. Nancy Stich

    Nancy Stich New Member

    That is great to hear!
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  10. K8QM

    K8QM Active Member

    Nancy - what did the shop say?

  11. Nancy Stich

    Nancy Stich New Member

    Geo, pretty unchanged what others reported. My service advisor said it was a variable timing control that malfunctioned and that set off the cascade of alerts. They reset the codes, gave it a test drive, gave it a quick wash and I picked it up at 3:00. I am hoping this will be a one off. But....I think any of us that experience this need to go to the dealership because Honda needs to be aware of this issue.

    Thanks for following up with me.
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
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  13. K8QM

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  14. GTO 409

    GTO 409 Member

    Probably good idea to report it directly to Honda National, too!
  15. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Probably a dirty sensor in the front.

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