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My fiancee and I just purchased a 2010 CT and took it on a road trip to DC this past weekend. While driving down the Pennsylvania turnpike the engine just shut off for no reason. Luckily we were in the right lane and next to an exit so I put it in neutral and coasted to the end of the exit ramp. After parking it I turned the ignition and it started right up but the "service engine" and the "VSA" lights were on. We drove it to a gas station turned it of for about 10 minutes as we inspected the outside of the car and under the hood finding nothing unusual. The nearest Honda dealer was 40 miles away so we headed toward it and called to let them know we were coming. Along the way we needed to use a rest stop and when we started the car up again the service lights went out for good.

Since we were on a tight schedule we talked with a Honda Service rep and decided it was ok to drive since we were already on a tight schedule. We ended up making it to DC and back with no other problems just a bit of a cautious drive. After returning we took it to our local dealer and told him more about the problem. They said they had never heard of that.

Well they just called a bit ago and said that they had spoken with service headquarters and that this has happened before. They were going to overnight the parts and give the local dealer further instructions on what to do.

Has this happened to anyone else here? I'm interested to find out what the say the problem was but I'm also feeling a bit uneasy about a car that can potentially shut itself down at any particular time over some silly glitch.
 

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Heard of no such happening here. Please let us know what the issue is with the CT.
I've heard of this on another forum (G35Driver) that there is a recall of sorts to do with a faulty engine part to be replaced on some Infiniti G cars that causes shutdown. -- I believe someone said it was the crank sensor.

Maybe it's the same kind of issue on this car. Time will tell.

If you feel unsafe driving the car the way it is then tell the dealer that you're worried and feel unsafe and maybe he can arrange a loaner for you.

G/L with a quick resolution (and a loaner).
C.
 

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That happened to me in my 08 accord, kind of. It never shut off on the highway (thank god) but it shut off on me twice while waiting to make a left turn on crowded intersections. Problem was after it shut off it would not turn back on. Had to get the car towed twice (I didn't get charged either time cause of warranty) but it was embarassing cause it was the day after I bought it. Lemon law states the car has to break down 3 times for the same reason before they can give you a new car. And the first time it broke down in the BX, the BX dealership had no idea what was going on, changed the spark plugs (even though it was new, wtf???) and the next day it shut off again in BK. Both times waiting at least 2 minutes to make left turns. The BK dealership figured out it was ECU, swapped it out and the car never gave me any problems like that again. It was my first new car ever and I was furious. I spent 2 days arguing with Honda. They gave me a loaner for 2 weeks while everything was being fixed (even though I'm not 25), paid the first statement, fixed my bumper and detailed my car completely because the tow truck scratched my bumper. They also gave me 5 free oil changes as an apology. Also got my CT for 29.5 before taxes and all that extra **** they throw in because I mentioned that incident lol... Crazy story but happy ending lol... Some of the early 08 v6s were having that problem I was one of the few unlucky ones
 

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My fiancee and I just purchased a 2010 CT and took it on a road trip to DC this past weekend. While driving down the Pennsylvania turnpike the engine just shut off for no reason. Luckily we were in the right lane and next to an exit so I put it in neutral and coasted to the end of the exit ramp. After parking it I turned the ignition and it started right up but the "service engine" and the "VSA" lights were on. We drove it to a gas station turned it of for about 10 minutes as we inspected the outside of the car and under the hood finding nothing unusual. The nearest Honda dealer was 40 miles away so we headed toward it and called to let them know we were coming. Along the way we needed to use a rest stop and when we started the car up again the service lights went out for good.

Since we were on a tight schedule we talked with a Honda Service rep and decided it was ok to drive since we were already on a tight schedule. We ended up making it to DC and back with no other problems just a bit of a cautious drive. After returning we took it to our local dealer and told him more about the problem. They said they had never heard of that.

Well they just called a bit ago and said that they had spoken with service headquarters and that this has happened before. They were going to overnight the parts and give the local dealer further instructions on what to do.

Has this happened to anyone else here? I'm interested to find out what the say the problem was but I'm also feeling a bit uneasy about a car that can potentially shut itself down at any particular time over some silly glitch.

would be nice if they tell you what part they replace and let us know this way we have history of it.
 

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I honestly wouldnt be suprised if it's part of this damn fly-by-wire crap everyone has gone too over the past few years. I personally love having a solid object between my foot and the blade on the throttle body and not some sensor and an electric motor.
 

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I honestly wouldnt be suprised if it's part of this damn fly-by-wire crap everyone has gone too over the past few years. I personally love having a solid object between my foot and the blade on the throttle body and not some sensor and an electric motor.

old school cable would be great,,, technology going too far some time
 

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technology going too far some time
I wonder how many horse-drawn carriage owners said that with the introduction of the automobile? For each step forward, there will be a group of people that fight to keep progress from happening. Luckily, we move forward anyway.
 

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I wonder how many horse-drawn carriage owners said that with the introduction of the automobile? For each step forward, there will be a group of people that fight to keep progress from happening. Luckily, we move forward anyway.
i'm sure they learn alot from what happened to Toyota,,, as i realized techology will not step back must move forward
 

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I honestly wouldnt be suprised if it's part of this damn fly-by-wire crap everyone has gone too over the past few years. I personally love having a solid object between my foot and the blade on the throttle body and not some sensor and an electric motor.
Well Ryan it seems that you were pretty dead on with your guess. I was only able to have a quick chat with service while I was at work but they did say that it was the electronic throttle. I'm going back to get the official printout soon but for now they gave me a shorthand copy of the service required. I've been in a rush all day but will give more details when I get them.

Retrieve DTCs/testdrive
Replace PCM, perform idle learn
Replace ETCS relay
Replace Throttle Body and Gasket
CKP learn
 

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I wonder how many horse-drawn carriage owners said that with the introduction of the automobile? For each step forward, there will be a group of people that fight to keep progress from happening. Luckily, we move forward anyway.

Don't forget, as technology "progressed" we went from horses, to steam, to ethanol, to gasoline/diesel, and now we're returning back to hydrogen(kinda like steam when it's all said and done lol) and ethanol.
 

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Won't be long b4 we run out of everything and end up on bicycles (if we're lucky) :p
I'm fully prepared for that (off road too!)

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