If you do not have a VSA issue then you can use a diagnostic tool that can reset the ABS system. It's not just a reader but a tool that can also reset systems so it will cost more than the basic reading tool.
I had the same issue when my car was having some body work done. They ran ran my battery down and this triggered several trouble lights. The VSA light was the only one that they couldn't reset and they told me that my VSA/ABS system went bad sitting in their body shop. So unlikely. They had a mechanic look at it and quoted $500-3,000 to repair.
I spent about $225 on the Actron CP9690 Elite AutoScanner. It was worth it as I can use it to diagnose so much more. There are cheaper tools out the there but this was known to do the job so I went with it.
You can also take it to a mechanic and see if they can do it for you which may be much cheaper.
So for the future, I am planning on doing small bolt-on upgrades to my TSX. The sole purpose is to make the car achieve WHP numbers north of 200bhp (I just want something that will be fun, yet daily-driver friendly). 250+WHP would be the most desirable, but that would be the next...
On Friday, coming home from work, as I pulled in to my drive way, the car shifted in to neutral while it was in D. There were no other signs of trouble nor lights on the dash indicating a problem. I have 220K miles on the car. The following day I got in the car, the VSA light came on, the...
Here is a PDF I created with step-by-step to change your 2004-2008 TSX transmission filter.
- Probably the same on second generation TSX, as well.
- Definitely the same as the 2003 - 2005 Honda Accord 4 cylinder engine.
- Will take you 30 minutes, if you take your time...