(Solved) VSA light after brake job
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    (Solved) VSA light after brake job

    Just a little FYI for folks.

    I did the rear brakes on an 06 Odyssey. Part of that was sucking out as much of the brake fluid as I could so I could put in some fresh stuff. I started it up and the VSA light was on. I searched the internet over and thought I found true love in the relearn procedure, but that didn't help. Finally, I found some codes. One of them was low brake fluid level. WHAAAA??? It's full.

    Hmmm Call a buddy and he suggested tapping the reservoir, thinking that the float stuck.

    Sure enough. Tap, tap tap and I could see the float come up. I deleted the codes and all was well.

    I like it when I can fix things with a hammer.

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    And no duct tape

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    Just out of curiosity, what made you want to suck the brake fluid out?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedog View Post
    Just a little FYI for folks.

    I did the rear brakes on an 06 Odyssey. Part of that was sucking out as much of the brake fluid as I could so I could put in some fresh stuff. I started it up and the VSA light was on. I searched the internet over and thought I found true love in the relearn procedure, but that didn't help. Finally, I found some codes. One of them was low brake fluid level. WHAAAA??? It's full.

    Hmmm Call a buddy and he suggested tapping the reservoir, thinking that the float stuck.

    Sure enough. Tap, tap tap and I could see the float come up. I deleted the codes and all was well.

    I like it when I can fix things with a hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTS-V View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what made you want to suck the brake fluid out?
    I always suck out as much of the old as I can whenever I do brakes. Remember that brake fluid if hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. It's my understanding that it absorbs 1% of it's volume yearly and it is considered unsafely saturated at 3%. So getting out as much as possible each time keeps the moisture content down. In a perfect world, it would get flushed every 3 years.

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    Check brake fluid

    I had the same problem and couldn't find much help online.

    One person mentioned about the brake fluid and tapping the reservoir.

    My 2005 Odyssey would have the brake light flicker on the dash board occasionally. Sometimes the VSA and triangle ! sign would light up too, especially when it's cold at night. I checked the brake reservoir and looked like it was at the minimum borderline. I decided to buy DOT 3 brake fluid from the dealer for $6.52 and add it. Viola! The brake flickering went away. The VSA light didn't go on tonite, maybe it's not cold?

    Either way, I plan to trade it in for 2014 Odyssey EX. I don't want to wait until the next re-design in 2017(don't like the exterior design of 2014), so mind as well just buy it now. I don't like to keep my car over 10 years old, for my family's safety sake and a trouble-free experience.

    So, make sure your brake fluid level is good and hopefully it's not the faulty VSA module.

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