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#32 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [fredy3]
Mar 01, 2011 (6:16 am)
The other day it was raining and I went to back up another car was coming so I slammed on the brakes. Then my engine light started to flash, VSC and 4WD lights came on. I had it towed to our mechanic just waiting on the test to come back now!
#33 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [greg215]
May 13, 2011 (6:59 am)
Hey, what turned out to be the problem? I have the same lights on. Please respond as soon as you can. Thanks!
#34 of 71 engine indicator light
May 30, 2011 (1:03 pm)
hi, need some advice. I have a 2003 2.0L turbo diesel. When accelerating, a couple of times the car has felt like it has held back and engine light has come on. On the last two occasions it has lost power and any acceleration. The car has then driven fine with the engine light still on on another day prior to getting it checked out. I have taken the car to toyota garage x 2 who ran a diagnostic check and couldn't find a fault. They have mentioned that if it keeps happening it could be the turbo but may not be!! Can anyone help me with some advice?
#35 of 71 Re: engine indicator light [stacey33]
May 30, 2011 (6:41 pm)
If the toyota garage ran a diagnostic check, that means they erased the code and the code never came back. So first if the light come back they should not charge you any fees the recheck again. Second I hope they record the old error code and then they can compare and see if is the same code. If is the same they have to give you a better view of what is the problem and I much it cost to repaire. Also they may not give you the exact parts to replaced, sometime they replaced an all macanic assembly to make sure it will fix the problem but you should all take notes of what the dealer tell you to replaced and ask other toyota dealers what they suggest you to replaced. One more think ! you need to record the error code number to ask other toyota dealer...take your time to managed all this ...good lock !
#36 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [taccount]
Jun 30, 2011 (8:38 am)
Our 2009 TR4 car is currently with the dealer for the same lights coming on problem (check engine, vsc trac and the trac off light). The dealer (wants $285 to fix ) claims a rodent chewed through the wire and that's what's causing the issue. I plan to ask for the diagnostic code and about the gas cap etc. since I've read this forum. Apparrently, the auto industry is using soy based products in the wiring and it's a big issue because they claim it's an insurance, not warranty, issue. any comments out there?
#37 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [awatch]
Jul 03, 2011 (4:50 am)
Hi ! I've never heard about "rodent chewed through the wire " the auto industry is using soy based products in the wiring" never heard about that ..
I believe it could be a delicious for some ones ... I think toyota is not responsible for that and you may have to pay for that ... maybe you can spray some "dielectric grease product" on the wiring, they will not be attracted by the taste and smell ...
#38 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [fredy3]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 03, 2011 (5:26 am)
Never heard the soy based claim, but there are links about it on the net. But critters have been nesting in cars for years, especially ones parked outdoors most of their life. My sister had about $2,000 in damage to her '05 Subaru last year from some rodent chewing on her wiring. She made a claim on her insurance and they covered it.
Saw this a few years back at a Sierra trailhead where critters were damaging cars. Chicken wire fencing on the left, but I thought driving over a big tarp and then tying it up was clever.
#39 of 71 Re: Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on [steve_]
Jul 21, 2011 (7:44 pm)
Thanks for the pictures I really like it... first time a saw that...loll
#40 of 71 Battery break down
Jul 21, 2011 (7:55 pm)
Today , my toyota Rav4 2007 would not start. Battery seems dead so I pull de booster cables out and a good gentleman had boost my car and start up the engine. I was going to drive 200KM to go home it was about 17h00. After start up the engine I felt the steering becomes really hard to turn on and off like that and then it was fine. Then my dash odometer lignt was fliquering all the time than I decide to find a garage. At the garage they didnt have any mecanic guys but one guys was available to install a new battery. So they could not tell me if the battery was the problem but I figure out after 4 years and 146000KM and a lot of starting engines and strong winter here in canada !! I got lucky it was the battery...Yeeeeh I am at home right now and my car is sleeping well !
#41 of 71 Start/Stop button failing to work
Jul 27, 2011 (2:56 pm)
Is any Rav-4 owners having issues with the start/stop button failing to start the car when pressed and your foot is on the brake? My start/stop button is beginning to have more problems, I push the button and nothing happens, I have to wait a few minutes before trying to start the car again of course the dealership can't replicate the problem, what else is new? This is the same button I'm supposed to use should the car began to accelerate, hopes it works better than it has when its been sitting still, what concerns me the most that the problem is quickly becoming a safety issue.