TCS light

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DEVERS
  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
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  • 110,000 MILES

TCS light is on. Car is a 2003 honda accord v6

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 11:14 PM

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The is for your traction control system its telling you the system is not working and that you have an error. It is probably a sensor fault. Here is a way to test each sensor so you don't need a scanner to fix the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-wheel-speed-sensor-test

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:15 AM
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EQUALLA
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Brakes problem
2003 Honda Accord 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 71000 miles

recently both my brake and tcs light have come on. They pop on as soon as the car comes on. I took it to a machanic and he thought maybe the tcs light was on due to bad tires but I have four brand new tires so that cant be the problem. They just came on out of nowhere and nobody seems to know why

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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You are going to have to get a scanner capable of reading the TCS system. Most likely what you will find is you have a fault somewhere in your TCS system, you must retrieve the DTC to begin a diagnostic.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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DIRRICKJ
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Electrical problem
2003 Honda Accord 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 88,000 miles

I have a 2003 honda accord v6 couple and the tcs indicator light and the exclamation point sometimes comes on and doesnt turn off until I restart the car. Is this something major wrong with the car or can I just ignore it and the car should be fine? It runs great and I dont seem to have a problem with the actual car its just those lights.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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This is telling you that you have a DTC (Diagnostic trouble code) stored in your traction control module.

The vehicle will run fine, your TCS just won't work.

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JOHN KECZAN
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Brakes problem
2003 Honda Accord 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

what would make the brake light and the TCS light stay on

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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Hi john,

If the brake fluid level is low, it would occur.

There are other possibilities such as a fault in the ABS system.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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BILLALLEN
  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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Transmission problem
2004 Honda Accord 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

changed trans fluid at 80,000 miles with ATF-Z1 now the check engine light and TCS light is staying on.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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Hi there,

You will have to get a scan done to identify which fault code is set in the ECU, do this first.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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BILLALLEN
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Thanks, I left my code reader at the other house so I thought maybe this was a normal issue.

Much thanks

Bill

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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LUROSATO112
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Electrical problem
2004 Honda Accord 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 50,000 miles

i recently changed my honda stock headlights to halo projector headlights and 20 minutes after I installed them and went for a test drive my cars check engine light and tcs light came on and the car would not accelerate? It was also high reving. So I parked it, left it alone for the night. This morning I turned it on and the engine light was still on but the car seemed to run fine.I turned the headlights on again 20 minutes after they were on the same thing happened. Check engine light, tcs light, high reving, and car would not accelerate.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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I have come across similar problems in the Accords 1996-2007. I think Honda dropped the ball on these cars during this time. Investigate further. I have a 1996 Accord and having a similar issue. When I depress the gas pedal it does not go into gear instead it just revs and I have to back off before redline. Pull the code with an OBD II diagnostic tool (Auto Zone or Advanced for free) and see what it is. Don't buy a part yet.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:37 AM
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COZZ1041
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2002 Honda Accord 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 161000 miles

my check engine light flashes, my tcs light stays on and the car smells like sulfur when I am driving. It also idles rough and is "shaky" in reverse.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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Hi cozz1041,

Get a free scan done at Autozone and let me know the exact trouble codes.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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LOMYJ
  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
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Electrical problem
2005 Honda Accord 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 143000 miles

The TCS light came on in my car about a month ago. Is it imperative that I fix this asap? Sounds like an expensive repair and I can't afford it but I dont want to put myself in danger either.

Thanks.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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Hi lomyj,

The TCS does not affect safety under normal driving conditions.

If the Check engine light is indicating as well, the TCS could be triggerred by an engine fault.

Get a free scan done at Autozone and let me know the EXACT trouble code if any found.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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Thanks for your response. The check engine light is not on and autozone said that is the only light they can check. Do you have a recommended timeline for when I should get this TCS fixed?

Thanks again.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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It is ok to drive the vehicle with the TCS light on if yu do not feel any difference in power or other issues.

Guess you would have to get it to the dealer.

However you can try using a jumper wire across the DLC terminal # 4 and # 9 and turn ignition ON to check if the TCS lights blinks. If yes, count the blinks to get the trouble code.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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D. MAGNUSON
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Other Category problem
1999 Honda Accord 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

What is the TCS light

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
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Hi there,

The TCS light is for the "Traction Control System" If the light is blinking there may be a fault in the system, These are very complex and repairs or operation concerns should be referred to your dealer in the first instance.

Mark (mhpautos)

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