2004 odyssey check engine light

Discussion in 'Odyssey' started by Jonathan Salazar, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Bought new Odyssey on Monday. On Wednesday check engine light came on. Gas
    cap was only barely put on at dealer so I tightened it. Manual says light
    will go off after several days. Light still on following Sunday. Called
    dealer service and they say light will go off after several gas fill ups.
    Who is right, or is this a more serious problem?
    Jonathan Salazar, Apr 4, 2004
  2. Jonathan Salazar

    Woody Guest

    You should make the dealer read the codes and verify the problem. They can
    then reset the light. Make them do the job you paid them for.
    Woody, Apr 4, 2004
  3. =================

    All the manuals I've ever read say " Three driving TRIPS". . . . Not
    days, not fill-ups.

    You could do twenty driving trips in one day.

    If it sits in you driveway all week, no TRIPS have taken place.

    Try taking a few short 'trips' and if it doesn't go out, make an
    appointment to have it read and reset at the dealer.

    In the mean time, if there's another dealer in town, start asking around
    and find out if they are any smarter than your present dealer. You could
    burn a valve or destroy your catalytic converter by the time you've done
    'several more gas fill-ups'

    P.S. Don't talk to the salesman. He generally is only good at looking
    out for one person. (hint: It's not you)

    'Curly Q. Links', Apr 4, 2004
  4. It's under warranty.

    The check engine light is on.

    And you're coming to the Usenet to find out what the problem is and what
    you should do about it.

    The problem is the nut behind the wheel, quite frankly.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Apr 4, 2004
  5. Jonathan Salazar

    Chip Stein Guest

    there are several enable criteria that have to happen before the
    evap. system will do a self check and clear the code. if that's what
    the code is.
    give it time or get it checked. autozone does free diag scans. if
    it's evap due to a loose cap the code will be P1456.
    Chip Stein, Apr 5, 2004
  6. Jonathan Salazar

    John Horner Guest

    Your dealer is being lazy. They should read out the codes and reset the
    light. If it was really only the gas cap this will only take the tech a
    couple of minutes.

    John Horner, Apr 8, 2004
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