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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#11 of 71 Re: LS 400 VSC Indicator [theozzfactor]
Sep 11, 2010 (10:04 am)
When the check engine light comes on so does the VSC. Before you take it to a garage cross pins 14 & 24. Thats what I did and it worked. No VSC light. Everything comes on when I first start my Lexus but goes off. Hope this helps.
#12 of 71 Lexus RX 300 Check Engine, VSC and TRAC OFF Lights
Oct 30, 2011 (6:42 am)
#13 of 71 01 RX300 Malfunction, VSC, TRAC warnings
Jan 03, 2011 (2:48 pm)
Engine malfunction, VSC and TRAC warning lights came on last week. Did a generic read at Auto Zone and replaced the air filter. Lights went off after about 20miles. The next day, the car was running fine. Stopped for coffee, got back in the car and suddenly it was jerking and the D transmission light started flickering on the dash. Suddenly the car completely died. Pulled over and it started right back up again. (Battery is one year old.) Have gone about 5 days with no problem when the lights came back on. Read that it could be spark plugs. It's not the gas cap - have checked that numerous times. At 99,400 miles and hoping this isn't the end. Can't afford to go to the dealer. Any suggestions?
#14 of 71 Re: 01 RX300 Malfunction, VSC, TRAC warnings [garx300]
Jan 04, 2011 (10:31 am)
Start by cleaning and burnishing the battery posts/connections.
#15 of 71 Lexus RX 300 Check engine, VSC and TRAC OFF Lights
Oct 30, 2011 (6:37 am)
#16 of 71 Lexus RX 300 saying check engine, VSC & TRAC OFF
Jun 13, 2008 (2:07 pm)
My 2002 Lexus is displaying the check engine light, VSC and TRAC OFF. This is a previously owned vehicle and did not come with an owner's manual and I can't seem to gain access to an owner's manual on the internet. Please help with any ideas...I have no clue what this means. Thanks!
#17 of 71 Re: Lexus RX 300 saying check engine, VSC & TRAC OFF [aecpharmd]
Jul 31, 2008 (9:03 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2002 and am looking for a solution. My warning lights came on a few days after I had the brakes checked. I've had the warning 'reset' a couple of times, but it comes back on after a few days. If I come up with an answer, I'll let you know.
#18 of 71 Re: Lexus RX 300 saying check engine, VSC & TRAC OFF [aecpharmd]
Jul 31, 2008 (9:40 pm)
Well, I found the solution by cruising the forum and the net. When I had my brakes checked, they tried to sell me an air filter. Opening the large black air filter cover on the driver's side of the engine pulls a hose lose that is on the back side of the cover. The hose is black, comes straight out of the cover an inch or so, then hangs down at a right angle to connect to a stiff tube sticking up from below. The end of the stiff tube is about ten inches below and is tough to spot, but you may see the metallic glint of the connecting portion of the tube. If you can get your hand in there, just reconnect the hose. Supposedly, you can get the 'check engine' light to reset by disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes. I reconnected the hose tonight...I'll check the lights in the morning. What a relief to save a trip to Lexus...
#19 of 71 Re: Lexus RX 300 saying check engine, VSC & TRAC OFF [bdigest]
Jan 03, 2009 (11:52 pm)
I would to share the same experience with you. I have a 2001 Lexus RX 300 FWD and the check engine light, VSC and Trac Off came on. It stay on for about two days or so and turn off all by it self. I didn't attempt any repairs at all. It is best to speak to a mechanic about this. The mechanic will then tell you what to do?
#20 of 71 Re: Lexus RX 300 saying check engine, VSC & TRAC OFF [cargovan]
Jan 04, 2009 (8:37 am)
Those symptoms are often an indication that the gas cap was removed and then replaced without refueling or the gas cap was left not fully tightened after refueling.