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ABS, VSC, VSC OFF, LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ON FOR SOME TIME BUT CAR DRIVES OK. TODAY THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP CAME ON WHEN I TURNED ON THE IGNITION.

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SOURCE: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

I had the samething happen to my Jetta. I took it to the dealer and nothing was wrong.
I would think it's safe to drive until Monday when the VW shop opens.
My 2 cents

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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You need to have your brakes inspected by a professional. The lights indicate that ABS and traction control are not working...although brakes will work without these features, a humming noise can indicate more problems to come.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: ABs VSC and Brake lights are on.

try disconnecting the negative cable on the battery for 15 minutes then reconnect do this a couple of time if not you may have a module problem being that it's not recommended to jump start a vehicle that's equipped with pcm of any kind good luck

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I just had a few warning lights come on in my 08

Hello. Those three lights are all designed to illuminate when you have an issue with the electronic sensors on the engine. To properly identify the reason for the lights being on, you will need to get your vehicle hooked up to a scan-tool. AutoZone provides this service for free. Get the car scanned, and get the codes stored in the memory of the car's computer back to us for further assistance.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: VSC and Malfunction Indicator came on and stays on

When you say malfunction indicator , do you mean `check engine`` light.
These paired lights can indicate a change in engine air flow and fuel mixture. Try a fresh tank of premium fuel, but first a unscrew and re-screw the gas cap until it ratchets into place. The lights can be triggered by a loose gas cap, a fouled O2 sensor, and several other emission related problems including sticking throttle body components, etc.
This can sometimes be sprayed with carb cleaner inserted in the snorkle area of the air intake where teh snorkle meets the metal intake.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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Fuses ok,light in dash tested and works. But check engine light does not come on when you turn on the ignition. What else should I check? This is a ford ranger XLT 4x4 4.0L V6-245cid engine (pushrod)


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2008 Toyota Sienna - To the right of the speedometer the VSC and trac off light is staying on and to the left the engine light is staying on. Drove it back home 24 miles with no problem


I will assume you have no owners manual,no one does
& refuse to buy one

No one, after 30 years of having any kind of malfunction
indicator lamps on the dash ,of all vehicles, seems
to remember what they did last time they got one

VSC & Trac are to some extent part of your ABS Braking
System as well as stability control systems & on & on

So you check for any active codes that set those dash lights
You -- meaning a repair shop

Then diagnose the areas of the systems they point you to

Then come up with a solution ,only after component testing,
because you never replace any parts until you know how they
work & that they failed

Long story short,you can not work on todays vehicles anymore
The pros can barely do that

So your off to a repair shop or if you enjoy questionable
results and have lots of disposible income, a dealer will
be happy to ruin that experience

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Trac Off, ABS, and VSC indicator lights are on...I was involved in a front end fender bender but nothing major just the fender and bumper damage. but these lights would not go off. 2010 Toyota Sienna LE...


It is very common for all of these lights to come on all at the same time. They are all related to your Antilock Brake and Traction control system. ABS = Antilock Brake System, TRAC OFF = the traction control system is disabled - either because there is a malfunction in the ABS system or you have turned off the traction control button. VSC = Vehicle Skid Control. - (which uses the ABS and the Traction Control to function.)

The most common cause of these lights coming on is one or more defective wheel speed sensors. Although there are many other possible causes as well. Your ABS and Traction Control system must be scanned for fault codes to diagnose the problem. If you had damage to your wheels/axles during your "fender bender" this may have something to do with it. Otherwise it may just be coincidence that part of these systems failed right after your accident.

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2007 Lexus,RX 350, 101,200 mileage - Malfunction Indicator Lamp and VSC lights came on after driving 30/40 miles. Vehicles driving performance seems normal. Checked Gas Cap. The only Dealership close by...


If you have MIL get the codes scanned, at least they will help point you at the real cause of the problem. For the moment ignore the VSC warning until the MIL has been successfully diagnosed and cured. Nine times out of ten curing the MIL will resolve the VSC warning.

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You need to have it scanned for codes for the check engine light. Don't worry about the VSC, and TRAC Off lights, THey are on because the Check engine light is on. Once you clear the code for the check engine light the other two lights will go off.

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Vsc, engine and track off light are on the dash board, what could this indicate?


VSC is for "Variable Slip Control" and TRAC is for "Traction Control". Your car is equipped with an antilock brake control system that is also equipped with VSC and TRAC. If these lights are staying on all the time, it is an indication that there is a malfunction in the system and your car will not function properly in the event that you get into a situation where evasive maneuvers are needed and/or slippery conditions could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

SYSTEM OUTLINE

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.

  • To decrease extreme over steering tendency When the system determines that the over steering tendency is large, the system applies brakes to the outer wheels according to the degree of over steering, and creates a moment towards the outer side of the vehicle, to decrease the tendency of over steering. Also, when the brakes are applied, the vehicle speed decreases while the stability increases.
  • To decrease extreme under steering tendency When the system determines that the under steering tendency is large, the system applies brakes to the front or rear wheels according to the degree of under steering, to decrease the tendency of under steering.
  • VSC OFF SW The SW to send the VSC system into OFF mode. When the SW is pushed after starting the engine, the system will be in OFF mode, and the VSC off indicator light will turn on. When the SW is pushed again, the system will be in standby mode. When the engine is stopped and re-started, regardless of the VSC OFF SW, the system will be in standby mode.
Information to the driver
The VSC system informs the driver when the tire grip is about to exceed its grip capacity, by blinking the slip indicator light and turning on the buzzer. Accordingly, the driver is informed to drive more gently.

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Diagnosis of this problem needs to begin with a scan of your VSC and Traction Control and ABS control modules to retrieve fault codes. It could be anything as simple and painless as a malfunctioning Wheel Speed Sensor, or something as expensive as a damaged Hydraulic Control Unit.

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Please let me know if this information is helpful. Positive feedback is appreciated. Thank You!

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