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Engine check light on

My engine check light stays on while driving. Also lit are the VSC light and light indicating traction is off.

What should I do?

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    I have a 2002 highlander and the VSC & Engine light are on. Do you know what the problem can be?

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Have the system computers tested for trouble codes, that is the place you start from.

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The vehicle could be in an extreme over steering or under steering tendency due to unexpected accidents, road conditions, vehicle speed, or by other external factors. In such a case, this system automatically controls the engine output and the braking to each wheel, to decrease the extreme over steering and under steering.

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