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Honda VSA modulator

At 33,000 miles, the VSA, ABS, and exclamation symbol on the dashboard lighted up permanently. The dealer said the VSA modulator needed to be replaced at a cost of $2,400. Apparently a lot of Honda owners are having similar issues. If my VSA modulators **** out every 30,000 miles and the car lives as long as my old Honda, I'll end up spending $10-15,000 on just this one component -- and I don't even like ABS brakes. I'd try the electrical tape trick but I think the car inspector might pick up on a dash display that looked like Groucho Marx's face. What is a decent person to do when the manufacturer doesn't stand behind their product?

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