Engine light/loss of power

Asked by Dec 24, 2015 at 05:08 PM about the 2010 Honda Fit

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The check engine light started blinking and
the car seemed sluggish like it was losing
power. I could only reach about 25 mph.
It's a 2010 Honda Fit- manual
transmission. When in neutral, the engine
light turned off. Other online forums said it
could be failure of the catalytic converter.
Anyone else have this issue before I take it
to the dealership?

4 Answers

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check for the code...could be anything.....

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A flashing check engine light is warning you that the engine is misfiring and damaging the catalytic converter. You'll need to scan the computer to see which cylinder is misfiring. If you have over 100,000 miles on your Honda it may just need a simple tune up. Most auto parts stores will scan the computer for free. If the check engine light does not remain on there may not be a code stored. I've run into that before. HTH. -Jim

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when we turn the car off .and the lights blink off and on for about a minute and half.and the radio doesent work .what else could be wrong

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laceyf- I realize this is an old post, but this answer may benefit folks who find this while searching to solve their problem today. Fit ignition coil packs (Honda calls this the plug top coil but coil pack is a more common term) are well known to yield stuttering/stumbling/misfiring as they age. The MIL may flicker at first, then as the problem gets worse, it may remain lighted steady. The codes set will be P0301,302,303 & 304 for the 4 cylinders (P0300 is random misfire no particular cylinder). Many postings on the FitFreak owners bulletin board say you'll get best results with Factory OEM Hitachi coil pack. The Hitachi part number is IGC0053. Honda dealers charge $100 and up but you can find them online for less than half that. They are easy to replace, all you need is a 10mm socket and a short extension.

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