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VSC warning light came on after I had to steer around a traffic cone quickly at 60 MPG

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You may have damaged a wheel speed sensor. you need to have the vehicle scanned for fault codes. if some part of that system has failed it can be pinpointed thru the scan tool. you may also just need the code cleared.

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Toyota kluger 1007 how to remedy vsc light on. vsc not on


Not sure if this will help, but my 2002 LEXUS sc430 had this issue, and it turns out that if you plug any scan tool other than the dealer unit in, it will cause this VSC lights to come on. It requires that you reset the "zero point calibration" for the skid system, which is done by first: have car on level ground with less than 1% slope in any direction. Next, follow these directions:

If you receive the "VSC" and "VSC Off" lights on the dashboard after a visit to a mechanic (often an independent mechanic using non-Lexus ODBII equipment), this means your "Zero Point Calibration" has been erroneously reset by a non-Lexus specific ODBII tool. This might especially happen if your state requires state inspection via ODBII, and you take your Lexus to a no-name place (like a Jiffy Lube or something). Follow the steps described in Post #6 in this thread to resolve this issue:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-2...d-vsc-off.html
Note that where you see a reference to a tool called the "SST 09843--18040", substitute that "tool" for a simple jumper cable (such as a short speaker wire) or a paperclip.
Here is the relevant excerpt from the above thread:
"The solution consists of approximately 15 step .
NOTE:While performing the Zero Point Calibration, do not tilt, move or shake the vehicle.
The vehicle must remain in a stationary condition throughout the entire process.
Be sure to perform the procedure on a level surface with an inclination of less than 1%.
Explanation of symbols:
SST (4-inch wire)
DLC3 (OBD-II connector under the dash)
TS (on the top row,pin number 3)
CG (on the bottom row,pin number 5)
(See picture below)
1. Ensure the shift lever is in the ''P'' range.
2. Turn the ignition switch Off.
3. Using SST 09843--18040, repeat a cycle of short and open between terminals Ts and
CG of DLC3 4 times or more within 8 seconds (refer to the specific vehicle EWD for
TS and CG pin location in the DLC3).
4. Turn the ignition switch ON, do not start.
5. Verify that the VSC indicator light is lit indicating the recorded zero point is erased.
6. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
7. Be sure the terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 are disconnected.
8. Turn the ignition switch ON, do not start.
9. Check that the VSC warning light goes off about 15 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned ON.
10. After ensuring that the VSC warning light remains OFF for 2 seconds, turn the ignition
switch OFF.
11. Connect terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 using SST 09843--18040.
12. Turn the ignition switch ON, do not start.
13. After turning the ignition switch ON, check that the VSC warning light is lit for about
4 seconds and then starts quick blinking at 0.13 second intervals.
14. After ensuring the blinking of the VSC warning light for 2 seconds, turn the ignition
switch OFF.
15. Remove the SST from terminals Ts and CG of DLC3.
16. Drive the vehicle for at least 5 minutes to confirm Zero Point Calibration is complete."
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Oct 03, 2016 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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How do you fix code p1589 in Toyota Vitz?


P1589- Acceleration sensor learning.
Zero Point Calibration Using Jumper wire

The following manual procedure may be used in the cases where a Diagnostic Tester is
not available.

CAUTION:
While performing the Zero Point Calibration, do NOT tilt, move, or shake the vehicle.
The vehicle must remain in a stationary condition throughout the entire process.
Be sure to perform the procedure on a level surface with an inclination of less than 1%.

1. If the vehicle is equipped with A/T, ensure that the shift lever is in the "P" range and
the parking brake is applied. If the vehicle is equipped with a M/T, ensure that the
parking brake is applied.
2. Turn the ignition switch ON.
3. Using the SST, repeat a cycle of short and open between terminals Ts and CG of
DLC3 4 times or more within 8 seconds (refer to the specific vehicle EWD for TS and
CG pin location in the DLC3).
4. Verify that the VSC indicator light is lit indicating the recorded zero point is erased.
5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
6. Be sure the terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 are disconnected.
7. Turn the ignition switch ON.
8. Check that the VSC warning light goes off about 15 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned ON.
9. After ensuring that the VSC warning light remains OFF for 2 seconds, turn the ignition
switch OFF.
10. Connect terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 using the SST.
11. Turn the ignition switch ON.
12. After turning the ignition switch ON, check that the VSC warning light is lit for about
4 seconds and then starts quick blinking at 0.13 second intervals.
13. After ensuring the blinking of the VSC warning light for 2 seconds, turn the ignition
switch OFF.
14. Remove the SST from terminals Ts and CG of DLC3.
15. Drive the vehicle for at least 5 minutes to confirm Zero Point Calibration is complete.
IF FAILED REPLACE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR - SKID CONTROL ECU.

Jan 18, 2016 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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ABS ON,BRAKE RED L ON ALARM ON HARD PEDAL HOW CAN I FIND THE PROBLEM


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Nov 24, 2015 | 2005 Toyota Prius

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I've a warning message on my dial VSC


The vsc is the vehicle stability control, I aides in even brake distribution and steering controls. Is that the only light on the the dashboard.? Or it the the check engine light on as well. If so you can try this its a quick fix so you can drive it to the deleted or a shop to get the codes read. Disconnect the positive and negative battery cables for at least 10 mins I like to leave them off for an hour or two just to make sure. Then reconnect them and start your car. This clears the pcm of all fault codes until it malfunctions again. But like I said it's a quick fix to get it to a shop. Hope this helps

May 23, 2015 | 2001 Lexus Gs 430

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VSC Light


Hello and thank-you for trying to learn more about the problems you are having with your car; knowledge is important and it matters.

Check to see if there are any voluntary or mandatory recalls on your vehicle's model regarding the VSC warning systems. Toyota announced a voluntary recall with the early 2003 Sequoia models back in 2010; involving about 50,000 vehicles with VSC warning system failures. Why should you pay out-of-pocket money for an expense that may be on their dime to repair?

Any way, VSC is the vehicle stability control system designed to assist drivers maintain control over the car- and activates when the yaw sensors and/or steering wheel rotational sensors detect either side slip or skids when 1.) turning the wheel suddenly- such as when you abruptly swerve to avoid hitting an animal or a car that cut you off; 2.) taking a turn too quickly or fast while cornering; and 3.) skidding or losing traction on a slippery road surface.

When the sensors do detect side slip or loss of traction, braking is automatically applied independently to all 4 wheels and the engine's power is reduced to help the driver maintain control of the car, as I mentioned.

I would have the problems you are having with your car checked out by ASE certified mechanics- you don't want to mess around with anything that has to do with the braking system or engine accelerator issues.

Although I initially introduced the possibility of a recall due to perhaps a manufacturer's defect, I don't want you to feel comfortable thinking that is the only reason why you are getting VSC and accelerator failure warnings...there are many other reasons, mechanically or environmentally that could trigger the sensors.

So unless you have the proper OBDII code readers, and all the other diagnostic testers and tools to troubleshoot the problem, it could cost a D-I-Yer more money and possibly serious injury if improperly addressed and repaired (food for thought.)

Jul 26, 2014 | 2010 Toyota Avalon

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How to repair steering angle sensor


Zero Point Calibration Using Jumper wire
The following manual procedure may be used in the cases where a Diagnostic Tester is not available.
CAUTION:
While performing the Zero Point Calibration, do NOT tilt, move, or shake the vehicle. The vehicle must remain in a stationary condition throughout the entire process. Be sure to perform the procedure on a level surface with an inclination of less than 1%.
1. If the vehicle is equipped with A/T, ensure that the shift lever is in the "P" range and the parking brake is applied. If the vehicle is equipped with a M/T, ensure that the parking brake is applied.
2. Turn the ignition switch ON.
3. Using the SST, repeat a cycle of short and open between terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 4 times or more within 8 seconds (refer to the specific vehicle EWD for TS and CG pin location in the DLC3).
4. Verify that the VSC indicator light is lit indicating the recorded zero point is erased.
5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
6. Be sure the terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 are disconnected.
7. Turn the ignition switch ON.
8. Check that the VSC warning light goes off about 15 seconds after the ignition switch is turned ON.
9. After ensuring that the VSC warning light remains OFF for 2 seconds, turn the ignition switch OFF.
10. Connect terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 using the SST.
11. Turn the ignition switch ON.
12. After turning the ignition switch ON, check that the VSC warning light is lit for about
4 seconds and then starts quick blinking at 0.13 second intervals.
13. After ensuring the blinking of the VSC warning light for 2 seconds, turn the ignition switch OFF.
14. Remove the SST from terminals Ts and CG of DLC3.
15. Drive the vehicle for at least 5 minutes to confirm Zero Point Calibration is complete

Jul 24, 2014 | 2012 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4.0L V6...

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Zero point calibration


Performing Zero Point Calibration using Diagnostic Computer.
The ECM memory should have been reset due to which the calibration of the accelerator pedal has been erased. Use a scan tool and calibrate deceleration sensor.
You can do the calibration by clicking Engine and ECT > > special function > > and then click "deceleration 0 point calibration" while you do that make sure that coolant temperature is 80 degrees Celcius, IGN switch is "ON" , engine "OFF" and your gear shift is on "P

Performing Zero Point Calibration WITHOUT using Diagnostic Computer
1. If the vehicle is equipped with A/T, ensure that the shift lever is in the "P" range and the parking brake is applied. If the vehicle is equipped with a M/T, ensure that the parking brake is applied.
2. Turn the ignition switch ON.
3. Using a paper clip or auto wire, repeat a cycle of short and open between terminals Ts and CG (Pin 12 and pin 4) of DLC3,(16 pin Data Link Connector located under the steering wheel side) 5times within 8 seconds.
4. Verify that the VSC indicator light is lit indicating the recorded zero point is erased.
5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
6. Be sure the terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 are disconnected.
7. Turn the ignition switch ON.
8. Check that the VSC warning light goes off about 15 seconds after the ignition switch is turned ON.
9. After ensuring that the VSC warning light remains OFF for 2 seconds, turn the ignition switch OFF.
10. Connect terminals Ts and CG of DLC3 using paper clip or auto wire.
11. Turn the ignition switch ON.
12. After turning the ignition switch ON, check that the VSC warning light is lit for about 4 seconds and then starts quick blinking at 0.13 second intervals.
13. After ensuring the blinking of the VSC warning light for 2 seconds, turn the ignition switch OFF.
14. Remove the clip from terminals Ts and CG of DLC3.
15. Drive the vehicle for at least 5 minutes to confirm Zero Point Calibration is complete.
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Aug 08, 2013 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

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My Toyota Sienna shows VSC light on the broad. What Should I do?


Hi there,

If you've had your vehicle computer codes read and determined no issue with the VSC circuit, then you just need to cancel the warning light.

I've made up the following instructions, on how to clear VSC & TRAC Warning lights:



Zero Point Calibration of Yaw Rate and Deceleration Sensors Using Paper Clips (or jumper wires).

First, locate the 16-pin ODB II connector under the steering wheel (beneath the dash). The pins are numbered sequentially backwards from right to left (from the wide side of the connector looking at it from underneath).


Take two normal-sized paper clips (or suitable jumper wires). If using paper clips, straighten one edge of one of the paper clips. For the other, bend it open to a 90-degree angle (like an elbow).


Insert one paper clip/wire into pin # 14 (Ts), and the other paper clip/wire into pin # 4 (CG) of the OBD II connector - DO NOT allow the paper clips/wires to make contact at this point.
Refer to diagram below:

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1. Ensure the shift lever is in "P" range.


2. Turn the ignition switch to "ON" (not start).


3. Momentarily touch the two paper clips/wires together (short) and separate again (open) - Repeat this process 5 times (within 8 seconds of turning ignition on).

Verify that the VSC indicator light is illuminated, indicating the Recorded Zero point is erased.


4. Turn the ignition switch "OFF".


5. Remove both paper clips/jumper wires from the OBD II connector.


6. Turn the ignition switch "ON" (not start) - wait until VSC warning light turns off (approx. 20 seconds), then wait 2 seconds.


7. Turn the ignition switch "OFF".


9. Re-insert paper clips/jumper wires to terminals #4 & #14 of the OBD II connector (as per above diagram).


10. Turn the ignition switch "ON" (not start) - VSC warning light should remain illuminated for 4 seconds, then start flashing at 0.13 second intervals.


12. After VSC warning light flashes for 2 seconds, turn the ignition switch "OFF".


13. Remove paper clips/jumper wires from the OBD II connector.



Drive your vehicle to confirm VSC & TRAC warning lights have been reset and no longer illuminate.




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Jun 10, 2011 | 2001 Toyota Sienna

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I replaced my battery and now I have a engiine light vsc light and 4wd light warning no throttle response and problem code p2118. checked all fuses all good. any ideas please help.


Tests/Procedures: 1. Perform zero point calibration of the yaw rate sensor/deceleration sensor. Potential Causes: Deceleration Sensor Zero Point Calibration
Tech Tips: Code C1336 is for Deceleration sensor zero point calibration undone. To perform zero point calibration, have the steering wheel in the straight ahead position and have the vehicle on a level surface within an inclination of 1%. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Use a jumper wire and connect terminals TS and CG of Data Link Connector (DLC) 3. Turn the ignition switch ON. Keep the vehicle stationary on a level surface for 2 seconds or more and verify that the VSC warning light blinks. Diagnostic Codes: C1336

Jan 24, 2011 | 2006 Toyota RAV4

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What causes a toyota highlander VCS warning


When your VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) light comes on, it means your car has been forced to take evasive action to avoid a dangerous situation. For example, if you're driving on an icy or wet, slippery road, and take a turn too sharp or accelerate too quickly, the vehicle will automatically reduce acceleration or apply pressure to the brakes to prevent the car from losing control. In this situation the VSC indicator light will light up to alert you that the action was taken, and remind you to slow down - or to be extra careful. Be safe!

Jan 18, 2010 | 2005 Toyota Highlander

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