ROC Rank: Senior
Join Date: Aug 2009
Model Year: 2006
Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Re: Check Engine/VTM-4 light on...
Well, this is going to cost me $220. Went today. They told me it was the EGR valve. It was clogged and I need a new one. Cost $146. They charged me for an hour's labor today - $74. Told me it is NOT under warranty. Hmmmm. 2006 with 32,900 miles on it. Thought it was an emission part which would be covered to my knowledge.
Anyway, it is what was causing the engine to sputter. It inturn caused the engine light to go on which in turn make the VTM-4 light go on because according to them, when there is something wrong with the engine, it shuts down the VTM-4 because the engine is unable to supply power to it, etc.
I am just curious why I was charged for them to run the codes and "clean" the EGR valve, yet, I need a new one. When I started it up, both lights were out. Took it about a mile and the truck still sputtered so I turned right back around and told them about it. They pulled some type of plug and it runs better than it did before????? Engine light and VTM-4 light came back on though. Part is ordered.
06 Steel Blue RTL/Nav - OEM fog lights, OEM hood deflector, OEM rear mudflaps, OEM all-weather Ridgeline front mats, OEM trunk mat, OEM 4.73 Nav. disc, 5S Dude's license plate frame/door sills, E&G grill, chrome pinstripes, Raptor 4" oval SS side steps, SportWing side protectors w/ Ridgeline badges, chrome hubcap skins, Weather Tech rear floor mats, AVS window visors, FastLane heavy duty bed mat, chrome door handles, tailgate handle, taillight covers, mirror covers, and side vent strips.