2005 Highlander Check Engine-VSC light on. No other symptoms

Tvolker
0

Asked by Tvolker Jun 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM about the 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughter inadvertently filled the tank with diesel fuel.  Needless to say the car sputtered to a halt a short distance from the gas station.  The gas tank was pumped out and flushed at a garage and now runs fine.  However the check engine-vsc light remains on.  Any ideas?

3 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

Hmmmm.........VSC is Vehicle Stability Control. The two may not be related, the diesel in the tank and VCS light coming on...I don't see how they could be since you had the fuel system flushed properly. Let me see if I can find a way to re set that light, and then see if it comes back on.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Possibly a vacuum line got accidentally pulled off during the flush . Open the vehicle's hood and examine the engine compartment. Locate the air filter box mounted to the left of the engine. The air filter box features a black exterior, square in shape, and a large ribbed intake hose. Check all of the small black vacuum lines surrounding the air filter box. Reconnect any disconnected or loose vacuum lines you find. Start the engine and drive the vehicle to clear the "VSC" warning light displayed on the dashboard. If the VSC light fails to go out after driving the vehicle normally, proceed to the next step. Park the vehicle, turn off the engine and set the parking brake. Open the vehicle's hood and disconnect the battery's negative cable for 15 seconds, using an appropriate size socket. Disconnecting the negative battery cable will reset the vehicle's computer and clear the "VSC" warning.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
judge_roy
Not Active

Buy a diesel....this will not happen this way again~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • What are the symptoms of a timing belt going out? 2 answers

    My truck was idiling and all of a sudden it cutoff. I bought a new fuel pump and installed it, but it still does not start. I also switched out my relay switch, but to no avail. Can some one give me s...

    2001 Toyota Highlander

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 matrix runs rough and stalls in warm weather 1 answer

    during the summer on the west coast my 2005 Matrix will start to run rough and stall intermittently

    2005 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr STD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Camry XLE w/2.4L I4 won't start 1 answer

    I pulled into a parking spot and inadvertently shut off the car while the shift lever was in "D"; noticed it when I could get the key out of the ignition. Key came out after shifting into "P". When I ...

    2003 Toyota Camry XLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • A/C Clutch coil 8 answers

    The A/C has quite on my Matrix. The garage says I need a new pump. The pressure is fine. I checked it out myself and the clutch is not engaging. There is power to the clutch 16 volts. I also jumped fr...

    2004 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr STD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What are the symptoms of a bad water pump in a c280 MB 3 answers

    Im trying to figure out what is wrong with my car. I drive it for a while and I am at a stop sign or light or any situation which I have to idle. What are the symptoms of a bad water pump? so far I...

    2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Highlander
Looking for a Used Highlander in your area?
CarGurus has 13,496 nationwide Highlander listings starting at $4,900.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Highlander Questions

Toyota Highlander Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 740
#2 Shawntele Lewis
Shawntele Lewis
Reputation 570
#3 Lambo89
Lambo89
Reputation 500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot"
398 Great Deals out of 23,886 listings starting at $3,450
Used Toyota 4Runner"
270 Great Deals out of 12,930 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid"
29 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $7,977
Used Toyota RAV4"
553 Great Deals out of 41,078 listings starting at $1,200
Used Acura MDX"
211 Great Deals out of 9,856 listings starting at $2,895
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
217 Great Deals out of 16,535 listings starting at $1,491
Used Toyota Camry"
1,766 Great Deals out of 78,063 listings starting at $995
Used Honda CR-V"
660 Great Deals out of 49,450 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Explorer"
979 Great Deals out of 45,085 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna"
298 Great Deals out of 21,297 listings starting at $1,590
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
367 Great Deals out of 21,113 listings starting at $975
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
812 Great Deals out of 53,947 listings starting at $987

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 226 listings starting at $30,389