Last post on Apr 09, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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Toyota Sequoia, Auto Repair, SUV
#7 of 9 Re: VSC Warning Issue [ukgoffer]
Aug 18, 2012 (7:50 am)
This one is easy. We just had the same problem, my wife fixed it yesterday. Go buy yourself a pint of brake fluid, top off the reservoir. Problem solved.
We had our 2001 Sequoia brakes worked on right before we went on a long road trip. The mechanic must have spilled some brake fluid. We got VSC OFF, VSC TRAC, and BRAKE indications in the cockpit. Then we started have sudden power dumps while at highway speed. Thought we had a really bad problem, even rented a minivan for a day because we were afraid to drive it, and we had to get somewhere.
About a year ago we had similar indications, but we also had an ABS light. That problem was a bad O2 sensor, which went away when we replaced the two upstream O2 sensors.
Check your brake fluid, if it is low, fill it up just past the high mark.
#8 of 9 Re: VSC Warning Issue [ukgoffer]
Dec 04, 2012 (10:59 am)
Just saw this post as I was looking for something else and thought I would comment. Was it the gas cap was loose or missing? Toyota has lights for all sorts of systems, yet is the gas cap is not on properly the VSC light comes on!
Wonder who the dim-witted engineer was that designed that.
#9 of 9 vsc lights turn into engine replacement
Apr 09, 2013 (3:28 pm)
My VSC lights and check engine lights came on and my SR5 was running a little rough. Looked on the forums and reset the gas cap to get lights to go off. A day later they came on again this time with the engine light flashing. I take it to get it looked at and get a call that an ignition coil had gone bad and needed replaced to the tune of $450. Not what I wanted to hear, but not terrible. I get a call today and the price has now gone up to $5500 and the engine needs replaced. According to the technician a spark plugged worked loose allow combustion gases to melt the cylinder head and distort it. They could just replace the cylinder head for $4500 but no guarantee that any other debris might be in the engine and cause further problems. I'm just wondering if anyone else has ever had this issue or heard of this issue.