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Guys I am new to the forum and need your help. I drive a 2018 Accord 2.0 sport. During my journey from Toronto to Montreal, at the Quebec border there was a closure and had to drive through a detour through a small town. While being massively stuck in the traffic, car moving in less than 10kmph in rolling speed intermittently, the engine lost power and completely shut off on the road! all warning lights came on flashing such as engine system problem, brake failure, tpms failure, power steering failed and what else can I say I was so embarrassed as I couldn’t start the car and was stuck in a traffic which I made it even worse. It won’t start after multiple tries and cranking. As the 2.0 versions had the button transmission, I was not even sure how to put the car to neutral and ask for someone to help me maneuver to the side. Called road side assistance and they offered to tow the car to closest dealer. While waiting for almost 30 mins and tried again to start and it ran as if nothing happened. All lights were flashing but car just drove nothing happened. Guys, it was extremely nerve racking and I was stressed to be causing such a chaos already on a detour traffic. After watching a video on YouTube advising me to remove the batteries and hooking them
Up again, got the lights cleared off from the dash. Has anyone had this experience or issue? I am wondering if this could be due to the recent body control module recall which I am yet to perform or anything else…has anyone had this experience. I am driving to the dealer on Tuesday and will keep you guys posted
 

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Sounds like a battery issue but it's odd that it would restart easily. BCM could lead to shutdown of systems, the common one was the wipers though. I would have the recall done and have your starting and charging system checked. Thats the best place to start with something like this.
 

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Sounds like a battery issue but it's odd that it would restart easily. BCM could lead to shutdown of systems, the common one was the wipers though. I would have the recall done and have your starting and charging system checked. Thats the best place to start with something like this.
Not if the cause was a loose terminal ;)
 

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Sounds like a battery issue but it's odd that it would restart easily. BCM could lead to shutdown of systems, the common one was the wipers though. I would have the recall done and have your starting and charging system checked. Thats the best place to start with something like this.
Thanks, I am going in tomorrow. Will get the recall and get the terminals checked. Battery had good health. But will replace if necessary. Will keep you posted
 

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True! I've suffered from a loose terminal or two in my day. I would go ahead and get the recall done regardless haha but yes, check your terminals.
Will get the recall and terminals checked. Hopefully nothing serious. The car is well
Maintained and only done 40,000kms (27000 miles done). I store this car for winter so it’s well maintained. I hope it’s not something similar to another post I read had a catastrophic engine failure was having issues that warranty denied although owner claimed no tuning was done. Hope Honda Canada does not come up with a lame story like that!
 

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The dealer checked the terminals and charging systems checked. They couldn’t find the codes since I pulled the batteries and reconnected them. Recall was done but they mostly think for the car to strand and warning lights pop up has nothing to do with e BCM recall. They think the car is in perfect shape. All what I can say now is that it just could be a glitch… nothing happened so far
 

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Could have been worse. Maybe a little peace of mind for you now.
Thanks, we still don't know if this has anything to do with BCM. I hope to believe it could be due to recall. If the warning lights popped while cruising it would have been fine. But the car shutting off completely and dead for 30 mins is really scary. Thanks.
 

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Guys I am new to the forum and need your help. I drive a 2018 Accord 2.0 sport. During my journey from Toronto to Montreal, at the Quebec border there was a closure and had to drive through a detour through a small town. While being massively stuck in the traffic, car moving in less than 10kmph in rolling speed intermittently, the engine lost power and completely shut off on the road! all warning lights came on flashing such as engine system problem, brake failure, tpms failure, power steering failed and what else can I say I was so embarrassed as I couldn’t start the car and was stuck in a traffic which I made it even worse. It won’t start after multiple tries and cranking. As the 2.0 versions had the button transmission, I was not even sure how to put the car to neutral and ask for someone to help me maneuver to the side. Called road side assistance and they offered to tow the car to closest dealer. While waiting for almost 30 mins and tried again to start and it ran as if nothing happened. All lights were flashing but car just drove nothing happened. Guys, it was extremely nerve racking and I was stressed to be causing such a chaos already on a detour traffic. After watching a video on YouTube advising me to remove the batteries and hooking them
Up again, got the lights cleared off from the dash. Has anyone had this experience or issue? I am wondering if this could be due to the recent body control module recall which I am yet to perform or anything else…has anyone had this experience. I am driving to the dealer on Tuesday and will keep you guys posted
Had this happen to me about 5 times total now. Scary ish when it happens in traffic during rush hour.

i just disconnect neg terminal and off i go again. I read somewhere it could be the fuel pump not having enough pressure.
 

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Had this happen to me about 5 times total now. Scary ish when it happens in traffic during rush hour.

i just disconnect neg terminal and off i go again. I read somewhere it could be the fuel pump not having enough pressure.
Have you checked to see if your fuel pump has been recalled (Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps)? There are two links in that thread of two fuel pump recalls.

@Fuz you may want to look at that thread/links also to see if your car is affected by that recall.
 

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Have you checked to see if your fuel pump has been recalled (Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps)? There are two links in that thread of two fuel pump recalls.

@Fuz you may want to look at that thread/links also to see if your car is affected by that recall.
The fuel pump recall was done already. If this has happened five times then it’s real issue with all Accord. It did happen in rush hour traffic and it completely shuts off. This is a safety issue and Honda should address this issue
 

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unfortunately it doesnt include my vehicle.
The fuel pump recall was done already. If this has happened five times then it’s real issue with all Accord. It did happen in rush hour traffic and it completely shuts off. This is a safety issue and Honda should address this issue
You both should make a complaint with NHTSA it most definitely is a safety issue (even though in @Mspaulovich case Honda is saying it doesn't include your vehicle and @Fuz case the recall was done) something is still not right.
 

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Guess what!..it just died again in my parking lot. This time I am not pulling the batteries. The dealer was not able to recreate the issue last time since I pulled the batteries nd the car drove normally and all errors were cleared. The last time they checked, they said the car was in excellent shape and there are no issues with the car. *** so the new issue how did it happen? Drove 550kms for four hours on a long journey and just parked my car in the apartment parking lot and was unloading the bags from the trunk, all of a sudden, I felt the throttle losing power, and then just like that, it died. Now it won't start again. Here is a video for ref.

 

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Yeah, I'd get it towed in without messing with anything at this point. It's losing power somewhere and its hard to tell if its electrical or mechanical. It seems to happen once you've been running at operating temps for a while so it makes me wonder if it isn't a faulty sensor somewhere that acts up when it gets too hot. Maybe a boost sensor problem. A turbo car won't start or stay running with a boost issue like that. Hard to tell with just the little information we have, but I'd be leaning toward something along those lines just due to the fact that its so intermittent and only happens when things have been at temperature for extended periods of time. Sorry for you luck, keep us updated with anything the dealer gives you. I'm really curious as to what you have going on...
 

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While typing this, I am currently at the dealer. I have explained everything I could but I also think could it be a carbon build-up in fuel injector? These are all questions popping up as I have kept this car in mint condition and just doing highway driving.. While trying to call road side assistance, the car just started as if nothing happened. I also went through the owners manual and in the Engine wont start section, it says if your temp is high it wont start....That actually don't make sense...like you said..could it be due to overheating? but there are no signs of car overheating on the guage though. I will keep you posted.
 

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Just to update - so car did not start up last night when I came back from my trip. I believe its due to overheating. Then earlier today, cold start, and just started but all lights on. I didn't want to pull the batteries so they could diagnose the issue
 
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