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Re: 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.
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We are assuming that you are talking about the VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) and VSC OFF message.
Stability control systems are offered under the following names: On Lexus is called as Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) systems.
It can mean a lot of things. Usually, it is an engine fault that leads
to VSC cancellation as well. Scanning for actual fault codes would be a
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Not familiar with the Lexus but happend to me with a Mazda. Disconnect the battery and let sit for 30 minutes. Reconnect and see if that helps. If not, you'll have to have your codes cleared by someone with a diagnostics machine.
Try to note things when it does happen such as how many in vehicle, or vehicle loaded, weather, road conditions, driving conditions,(stop & go, or highway) etc. Also, there are a number of TSB's (technical service bulletins) currently out on those for similar problems, and it appears only the dealers have all the details on them, so I'd be tempted to contact the dealer a.s.a.p.