Last post on Feb 05, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#56 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [ridgerunner835]
Jan 23, 2012 (10:45 am)
A small crack in the exhaust pipe near the oxygen sensor will sometimes allow atmospheric oxygen to reach the sensor with the engine off but while it is still HOT. That will often result in an intermittent CEL.
#57 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [wwest]
Jan 24, 2012 (11:01 am)
wwest....Unrelated, but I would value your input on this question. In some snow conditions, it would be very helpful to be able to turn off the traction control. My 2001 lexus ls 430 has this capability with a push button on the console. My 2007 anniversary edition Camry hybrid does not have this option. Do you know of a reliable task that can acomplish this without harm to the other components, even just until the car is started again. I value your opinion on these things and hope you will take the time to answer. Thank you.
#58 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [acco20]
Jan 24, 2012 (5:20 pm)
Yes, disconnect the MAF/IAT sensor module with the engine idling. The engine will stop, reconnect the module, and now for the next few drive cycles you have disabled Trac and VSC, but not ABS.
#59 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [wwest]
Jan 24, 2012 (7:22 pm)
We are still watching this,so far the CEL has not come back on....thanks for the tip wwest,if it happens again i will sure be checking this.
#60 of 65 Re: VSC/TRAC ENGINE LIGHTS [wwest]
Jan 25, 2012 (12:17 pm)
wwest....Thank you for the information. I do not know what the MAF/IAT sensor module is or where it is located. Is this something that can be done if caught in a snowy situation where spinning the tire would be helpful? Can it be done quickly etc. Thanks for any further help you can provide. Also, if I can find it and use the disconnect, will it reactvate on its own after a few drive cycles, and will I know it has reactivated. Hope this is not to much to ask...Thanks.
#61 of 65 Refering to post #60
Feb 03, 2012 (11:54 am)
In reference to last post #60.....Can anyone answer these questions? Thank you.
#62 of 65 Re: Refering to post #60 [acco20]
Feb 03, 2012 (12:21 pm)
MAF/IAT sensor module is always located in the engine intake ducting slightly downstream, after, the engine air filter. And yes, after a few drive cycles it will restore to normal operation.
Personally I wouldn't hesitate getting out and going through the procedure should I encounter road conditions that warranted such.
#63 of 65 Re: Refering to post #60 [wwest]
Feb 05, 2012 (8:30 am)
wwest, Thank you. Very helpful.
#64 of 65 Re: Refering to post #60 [acco20]
Feb 05, 2012 (10:37 am)
Next time stay away from FWD or even F/awd...except for maybe the SH-AWD system.