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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#36 of 65 Re: ABS & Trac OFF light ... HELP! [jnudell]
Dec 18, 2007 (9:35 am)
You reset the light, AFTER you fix the problem.
Check your brake pads and wheel sensors.
#37 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS
Dec 19, 2007 (7:44 am)
The solutions I've read are all pretty interesting because it confirms my dealer was trying to rip me off. Even more interesting is the fact that the lights have NOT come back on since I returned from the dealer (10 days ago) telling me I needed a $1780 replacement of the VSC computer. So I'd have to say removing and replacing the gas cap earlier that day fixed the problem!! I filed a defect complaint with the NHTSA since the '03 car has only 25K miles. Toyota marketing rep has called and said Toyota will not support any repairs. HA! Nothing broken! No more dealers or toyotas for me.
#38 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [geogen]
Dec 19, 2007 (2:50 pm)
VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS have nothing to do with the gas cap.It is a completely different system than a CHECK ENGINE lite on..
#39 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [pontiac3x2]
Dec 20, 2007 (12:42 am)
Methinks you may be a tad wrong...
Whenever there is a CEL the VSC/trac system is automatically disabled by default. Fix the CEL, in this case the gas cap, and both the CEL and VSC/Trac lights will go off.
#40 of 65 VSC/TRAC LITES ON (it is not a CEL)
Dec 20, 2007 (6:54 am)
I 'm not sure about that. Had a problem with my 2003 XLE where the VSC and the TRAC OFF lites were on for several months.When I tried checking for codes with an ACTRON CP9175 OB11 Scanner it showed no codes present.The CEL does not have anything to do with the brake system.Went to Auto Zone where they said the same.
Pep Boys could not pull any codes. They to said that they did not have the correct type of scanner .
When I changed all the disc pads, I noticed the the right rear inner pad was was all "chewed up".I too was told to disconnect the battery, check the gas cap, check the brake fluid level, wheel speed sensors, fuses,relays, etc...Found a person on CRAIGSLIST who had a SNAP ON scanner for testing of that had the correct chips to use for a Toyota. I had 13 codes present! after he reset it, the VSC and TRAC OFF lites have never returned. Who know s..
Nov 07, 2008 (2:56 pm)
I encounterd thesame problem too on my 2007 sienna. The engine,vsc ang tracontrol lights suddenly went on. I noticed it when i parked on a mall, when i was about to drive off, i noticed that the lights are on. i don't like to go to toyota service center right away cause i like to make sure whats wrong and how much will i spend before going to toyota service center. Well, it went off for a while when i made a u-turn to park on the other side of the road. But it went on again after three days when i made a sharp u-turn. it was a low sharp turn not a fast one. Can you tell me sir what kind of Snap on scanner did the craigslist person use to turn off the vsc/engine and tracontrol light so i can do it myself.
#42 of 65 Re: [toyotaminivan]
Nov 07, 2008 (5:32 pm)
Sorry but, I don't remember the model number of the scanner. You might pull the rims
off and look at the discs and rotors. One of my disc pads, the right rear was "chewed up" as if a stone or small piece of metal had gotten in between the pad and rotor. Check Craigs List under "Service... Automotive." Better yet, place an ad searching for some one who can check for VSC and TRAC OFF
Nov 08, 2008 (7:28 am)
Hello there pontiac,
Thanks for some tips. Glad i found this site, to exchange ideas on how to fix problems on our own car. Service centers sometimes lets you pay for something they say they did on your car when in fact they did nothing at all. Anyway, thanks again.
#44 of 65 Re: [toyotaminivan]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:14 am)
I have a 2010 Camry LE. While driving slowly up an icy hill the traction control light came on and I could sense the wheel starting to slip some. At the same time the front end made a funny noise, grinding like sound. I wondered if this was the Traction Control system operating, which is tied to the braking system I believe. Is this noise normal?
Jan 21, 2010 (10:27 am)
Yes, quite normal.