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I own a 2009 Toyta Matrix. The problem described has occurred on my car twice. Once three years ago, another time yesterday.
In both occurrances, my car was parked outside during a nasty wind/rain/thunderstorm. After a google search and reading other sites, I simply disconnected my battery for a bit (30 seconds was plenty) and reconnected and everything was reset and ok.
I'm not sure why it happens, but from other posts I've read it seems to occur (on others cars as well) after a nasty storm has gone through.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
When the service engine soon light (Also called the check engine light or engine management light) is turned on this is to alert you to the fact that Powertrain Control Module (computer) has detected a failure somewhere in the systems it controls you may not feel any difference in the way the engine runs, this can be the transmission or the engine or emission system, there are fault codes set in the modules memory for these faults. What needs to happen now is to have the powertrain control module scanned with a special tool called an OBD2 electronic engine control scanner or a OBD2 code reader. Once the code(s) are read then you must perform the diagnostics for each code and make the appropriate repairs based on the findings of the diagnosis that was performed, this is called doing "Pinpoint" testing.
Posted on Nov 01, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check air filter for dirty , how many miles or kms have your car? , maybe need to replace spark plugs, try to reset the ecu for a momentany malfunction, remove the negative battery terminal few minutes and reconnect,start engine and drive, check if lights goes off , please write me
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
to reset for a momentany malfuntion,disconnect the negative battery terminal few minutes, reconnect,start engine and drive to check
Posted on May 03, 2009
SOURCE: vsc vsc off check engine
I just had the same issue. Cost me $40.00 to find out my gas cap wasnt clicked all the way. He also said that after the error arises, simply closing the gas until it clicked may not have removed the error code from the computer. Not sure how, but you might have to reset the computer, maybe just pull the battery?
Posted on May 01, 2009
Check your switches for the VSC, some get bumped on (due to their location) and some get stuck in the "on"position.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
VSC is Vehicle Skid Control. The system is usually on, but when you turn it off (on my mother's 01 Avalon, it's on the knee bolster, below and to the right of the steering column), the indicator comes on in the cluster to let you know it's turned off - it's just a reminder to you that you don't have that safety net activated. The way the car is set up, even if you turn it off, when you shut down the engine and then restart it later, the system is rearmed automatically.
What I'm thinking is, since you've obviously had the engine on and off and the VSC OFF and TC OFF warnings are still illuminated, you probably have a problem with either an ABS sensor, a yaw sensor, or something related to those, as those systems rely on a bunch of sensors to work. If they have failed, it should illuminate the check-engine light. Stop at Auto Zone or Advance Auto Parts and have them scan the car's computer (it's free). They'll give you a list of the fault codes that come up. If you post them up here, I can define them for you and help you solve the problem - just post them as a reply or follow-up on this posting.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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