Engine & Gearbox i-dtec Engine Management Light Comes on Towing

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Gazza, Monday 12th Oct, 2015.

  1. Gazza Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all
    Has anyone had problems towing up a slight gradient with a caravan and the engine management light comes on and the car goes into limp mode ? The light won't clear with the usual ignition key turn off on and has had to be recovered to a dealer. This happened once before in Switzerland two years ago and the dealer said it was a bad connection but i have my doubts because in the time it took to drink a cup of coffee they had fixed it and with no charge sounded like a ECU reset to me. This has happened again but the dealer haven't had chance to look at it yet but a software update for towing was mentioned anyone Know of such an update.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Is your CR-V a autobox?
     
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  3. Gazza Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    No its a 2010 Manual
    Thanks
     
  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Get the stored ECU diagnostic trouble code (DTC) read using an OBD2 scanner. Then you'll know exactly what she's complaining about!

    You can buy your own scanner for less than £10, or pay a small sum to have a garage do this for you. The code will have been stored, even if the warning light has extinguished. Best to buy your own scanner, in my opinion, as you can then delete all stored codes and see which one(s) come back, while the problem is actually happening.
     
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  5. Gazza Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Dealer reports now that its an intermittent Turbo problem and quoted £3000 for a new one. 37000miles and not impressed
     
  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I understand that the DPF location can lead to the turbo becoming coked-up. It may be possible to decoke it? But I'm guessing that a dealer is unlikely to do this.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Are there any diesel specialists near that could have a go at decoking the turbo for you @Gazza ?
     
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  8. automobilklub Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Where are you based Gazza? I could hook you up to my HDS and read the DTC's if any...
     
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  9. Gazza Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    The dealer has read the code its POOAF (Turbo Boost Controller incorrect position) seems other people are having this problem, is this something that is going to keep reoccurring ? Car drives fine now but for how long ??
    Thanks for the offer
     
  10. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Why didn't the dealer run boost diagnostics? For 7th Generation diesels HDS can set increasing boost targets and monitor how effectively the turbo meets the rising target... there must be a similar routine for the 8th Generation?
     
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  11. Gazza Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    All it would seem dealers want to do these days is replace parts, They plug in and computer says " Turbo Problem" Dealer says I'm sorry sir you need a new Turbo that will be £3000 but that does include fitting sir. I would appear to me nobody repairs any thing these days, I know its probably not cost effective at 100 + an hour labour for a dealer to repair things. These things wind me up.
     
  12. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    It doesn't have to be the turbo. It could be the boost actuator (a not uncommon problem on the previous I-CTDI) or the MAP sensor. That's why they need to run interactive, target-setting diagnostics. Simply reading the stored DTC is a waste of an HDS and only gives a high-level indication of the fault area.
     
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