Question about 2004 Toyota RAV4

2 Answers

The VCS and Abs Indicator light came on this morning while driving in traffic this morning on a wet road-what does that mean on my 2006 Rav 4 that has 30,000 miles ?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,761 Answers

If the lights went back off it means that the systems were activated due to road conditions, did their job, and then returned to their normal standby mode. If the lights remain on you need to have the vehicle's OBD computer read for trouble codes and then determine if any repairs are necessary. You can have the codes read at your dealer, your qualified mechanic, or at many auto parts stores.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 82 Answers

The VCS and ABS both use the same computer and systems to work. Since you were driving in wet conditions the system probably tried to work at some point and encountered a problem that the computer did not like. You did not say if the light went back off - or if it is off when you shut the vehicle off and start it back up. If some objects like wet leaves or other debri get stuck on the wheel sensor ring it will sense a signal loss on that wheel and trigger light. You can read the codes the computer is giving but only with a code reader that can do ABS. The cheap engine code readers are not equipped to do airbags and ABS computers - only the engine computer. You can try calling to places like Advance and Autozone that will read codes for free and see if their machines can do ABS but I would be surprised if they can do them. If it was just temporary dirt or something giving a poor signal then the system will re-set at start but if not you need to go get the codes checked. Most larger shops that do brakes now usually have the reader but I have no idea which will read for free. If you can get the codes then you can go from there. If it is just one ABS sensor failure or some other single fault you may be able to just clean the sensor and ring or replace the one sensor. The sensor is usually just one bolt and one wire plug to change.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have 2006 rav 4. Abs, brake, vsc and tr ac lights all come on at once. They always go off after a bit of driving... All fluid levels are good.... Very wet and snowy here


I know this problem from the many posts about it on this site, as to the cause it is never always the same, it will require a trip to the Toyota dealer for testing and diagnosis with special diagnostic tools.

Jan 09, 2016 | AC Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do ABS brake systems work on 2004 Rav 4's on icy roads


ABS systems are designed to engage when braking suddenly causing tire skid/spin...the system is designed to pump the brake pedal and the driver should hold the brake pedal down firmly...DO NOT PUMP...the ABS does this for you.

Aug 13, 2015 | 2004 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

Abs light stays on and the esc indicator light also but when you start it it shows it off


the operators guide shows what these mean and what to do.
lost that>? i have one, and 08 JK.
pages 105 to 116
it resets each drive. the opr guide says that, and does.
its a very complex system, you should RTM.

ill quote your missing pages.
ABS:
If the light remains on after start-up or comes on and
stays on at road speeds, it may indicate that the ABS has
detected a malfunction or has become inoperative. The
system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes.
ESP:/TCS
The ESP/TCS Indicator Light (located in the instrument
cluster), starts to flash as soon as the tires lose traction
and the ESP system becomes active. The ESP/TCS Indicator
Light also flashes when TCS is active. If the
ESP/TCS Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration,
ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle
as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to
the prevailing road conditions


is this clear? if not ask more, questions , more specific and we can peel the onion deep as you want.
also wiki this topic, to understand it ...

Mar 08, 2014 | 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2...

2 Answers

Esp and abs light on in 2009 ford transit how do i eliminate them


Anti lock brake system light comes up when there is issue with car brake systems.It can be low brake fluid or faulty ABS fuse or its issue with brake system or assembly.Your vehicles brake system needs inspection.

To troubleshoot these issue,i suggest you to refer the help links provided below.There are direct links with accurate solution,for these specif issue.

Click the link below and follow the procedure:------

All types of ABS LIGHT / brake problems and repairs

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

-------------------


ABS light stays on but brakes work fine?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-light-stays-on-but-brakes-work-fine.html

----------------
VCS and ABS lights go on and off intermittently on Lexus? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-and-abs-lights-go-on-and-off.html
-------------
The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

------------- ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working for Dodge Ram?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

-----------------------
Battery Light and ABS Light on Dash http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/battery-light-and-abs-light-on-dash.html

-------------
Sometimes ABS light comes on while Driving? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/sometimes-abs-light-comes-on-while.html
----------- How Anti-Lock Brakes Work?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-anti-lock-brakes-work.html

-------------
Brake System Troubleshooting? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/brake-system-troubleshooting.html

-------------
Anti-lock brake light stays on all the time?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/anti-lock-brake-light-stays-on-all-time.html

-------------------

ABS light comes on and Car makes Grinding noise?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/abs-light-comes-on-and-car-makes.html

---------------
ABS trouble codes for all models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-trouble-codes-for-all-1994-00-acura.html
------------

2008 Toyota Highlander: ABS warning light Blinking and OBD Error codes Coming?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/05/2008-toyota-highlander-abs-warning.html

--------------


2003 Lexus ES: VSC, TRAC OFF, ABS lights ON?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2003-lexus-es-vsc-trac-off-abs-lights.html

----------------
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Warning Lights Abs, Vsc & Brake Are On?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2008-toyota-highlander-hybrid-warning.html

-------------


ABS & Brake warning lights remains steady on dash? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/abs-brake-warning-lights-remains-steady.html



------------
Can I drive the car without ABS fuse connected? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-i-drive-car-without-abs-fuse.html

-----------
Where is ABS/TCS module located on 2005 Cadillac Deville

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-abstcs-module-located-on-2005.html

------------------
ABS motor keeps running? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/abs-motor-keeps-running.html

------------
When the car stops, abs pump turns ON? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/when-car-stopsabs-pump-turns-on.html

-----------
Replacing ABS unit on Buick Century? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/replacing-abs-unit-on-buick-century.html

----------------
2008 Toyota Tacoma: ABS causes Brake pedal fade? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2008-toyota-tacoma-abs-causes-brake.html
-------------- Toyota Camry: Premature ABS Actuation? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-camry-premature-abs-actuation.html

-----------

How to replace ABS Modulator Control Unit on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-replace-abs-modulator-control.html

----------------


How to replace ABS Pump Assembly on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-replace-abs-pump-assembly-on.html

-----------


How to remove ABS Accumulator on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-abs-accumulator-on-acura.html

---------


How to remove ABS Control Unit on Acura Integra?
http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-abs-control-unit-on-acura.html

------------
These details will help.
Thanks.

Nov 24, 2012 | Ford Transit Connect Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The VCS and ABS indicator light came on this morning when turning the car on. Why?


Do park it outside near brush or a wooded area? if so you should have your wheel speed sensors check a critter my have chewed up one of your wires, they are low enough.

Mar 22, 2012 | Toyota RAV4 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Vcs light and traction of light on


For this VCS and traction lights coming ON,its advisable to check/click this help links :----
VCS maintenance required ? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-maintaince-required-on-toyota-camry.html------- VCS and ABS lights go on and off intermittently? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-and-abs-lights-go-on-and-off.html
--------Traction control message? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/traction-control-message.html
---------The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html
----------This will help.Thanks.

Feb 09, 2012 | 2006 Toyota Highlander

2 Answers

Abs light is on . brakes work just fine and the fluid is full


Hello, lets test that BMW M5 ABS braking system, OK. First, drive down a street with no traffic. Speed up to 30 to 40 MPH. Then slam on your brakes hard, if the brake petal is pulsating and there a noise like clunk,clunk,clunk,clunk noise. Your BMW ABS is working. If not, then the BMW ABS isn't working.


ABS system and what it does to your BMW. All it amount to is it doesn't lock up the braking system. It just applied the brake and release in micro seconds. This keep the vehicle from sliding side ways on wet roads, snowy roads, icy roads or even on dry roads. In other words, it keeps the front of the BMW in a straight line.



If your BMW ABS isn't do this, you'll need to have the ABS braking system serviced. GB...stewbison

Sep 14, 2011 | 2002 BMW M5

1 Answer

VCS light is on ABS light is on and 4 hi light is flashinh on my 2007 toyota tundra


Hi. This means that your brakes need to be looked at by a mechanic.(maintenance is required)

Jun 30, 2011 | 2007 Toyota Tundra

1 Answer

When i started my 2006 rav 4 this morning these lights came on and are still on, brake light,4wd light, ABS, VSC LIGHT?


If you had your foot on the brake while starting brake light could come on. If a catalytic convertor does not pass at startup (possibly ox sensor or whole convertor) then the computor turns 4wd vsc and check engine light on. note the six cylinder has three catalytic convertors and the four cylinder has two. Very expensive if convertor(s)

Mar 07, 2010 | 2006 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

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

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Toyota RAV4 Logo

651 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7726 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...