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#1 of 15 2010 Toyota Corolla S, check engine light on and VSC off light flashing
Feb 27, 2011 (2:48 pm)
Hello, I own a 2010 Toyota Corolla S the 1.8L 2ZR-FE engine. Today after work I started the car in a sheltered car garage and as soon as I started the car the after the initial start up sequence the check engine light stayed on and the traction control light stayed on and right next to it on the left side the "VSC Off" light kept blinking and flashing. I turned off the car and started it several times to see if that did anything and to no avail nothing happened.
While I was driving those lights stayed on and the VSC off light kept on blinking.
I also checked the brakes and the brake fluid and they all seem to be fine, I even checked the fuel door as well.
I am not sure what is wrong. I was looking at some of the complaint sites and most people say it happens when you drive through a deep puddle or if it is cold and wet outside. But that didn't make sense because I drove in the snow and those lights never turned on. The only time I used the ETS button is during the snow storms and I drive at low speeds.
I need to know why this VSC off light is blinking? Is it a bad sensor or is the ABS/ETS brake system broken or is it an ECU issue or is it because of an alignment. Since I was told to get an alignment soon.
#2 of 15 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla S, check engine light on and VSC off light flashing [phillykorean]
Feb 27, 2011 (3:06 pm)
What others are refering to is the VSC light comes on when that particular function is automatically activated and being used; yours is a totally different issue. Your car should be under warranty correct? Take it to your closest dealer; doesn't sound like any kind of major issue to be worried about though.
Feb 27, 2011 (3:23 pm)
according to a fellow customer that went to the dealership recently told me that the reason why the VSC off and ETS lights are on and blinking is because it might be a sensor issue because whenever the check engine light turns on usually it will automatically disable the traction control. The dealership also told them that it was because the gas cap wasn't on tight and I checked for that and it is on nice and tight so that isn't the problem, but toyota insisted that that was causing the problem
#4 of 15 Re: follow up [phillykorean]
Feb 27, 2011 (6:07 pm)
Well they should know! After all, all they have to do is hook-up their scanner to the car and check the code.
#5 of 15 Re: follow up [phillykorean]
Mar 06, 2011 (8:30 am)
Once the check engine light is on the engine computer will store one or more error codes.
The code is read from a connector on the underside of the dash with a scanner.
Until the codes are read everyone is just guessing at what's wrong.
Get the dealer (or some auto parts places do it for free) to read the codes and post them here.
They look like "P0123".
A common misconception is that an error code will point to a specific part that's bad.
The code only tells what area of the system is having a problem.
So it could be a bad part or just a poor electrical connection to that part, or a leaky hose etc.
#6 of 15 Re: follow up [circuitsmith]
Mar 08, 2011 (10:43 am)
This recently happened to my 2010 Corolla. I took it into the dealership who checked everything and after an hour and a half told me it was the gas cap. Two weeks later, the same thing has happened again!
I'm waiting for the dealership to call me back, I've put a complaint into Toyota. I have also had an adaptor plug fail on me two times now. I'm feeling like I have a lemon.
#7 of 15 Re: follow up [aec08]
Mar 08, 2011 (10:50 am)
I'm just curious, what is an "adapter plug"?
#8 of 15 how did this turn out
Jul 01, 2012 (11:48 am)
I just had the same thing happen to my 2010, I was wanting to know how this turned out....
#9 of 15 Re: follow up [aec08]
Sep 04, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Wondering if you had any conclusion to this problem. I have replaced the gas cap, replaced the vacumn in the back... lights are on again. I am more then annoyed.
#10 of 15 Re: follow up [traceed]
Sep 04, 2012 (6:02 pm)
Why don't you just have an engine scan instead of guessing?