What does VSC Trac mean?

Asked by Oct 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM about the Toyota 4Runner

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

VSC Trac light keeps showing on our 4 runner 2001 dash board.  Kindly tell us what this means.  Is it danger sign?

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vsc is (vehicle stability control) and traction control. Do you have ABS or ANTI-LOCK or BRAKE light on too? All these are connected together and use mostly the same computer and sensors. It is nothing to panic about but you should have it looked at. This is a safety system on the car to prevent loss of control in slippery conditions or in the event of a tire blow out or evasive maneuver. Typically a speed sensor is a cause of the light, a week battery has been known to turn the light on dues to low voltage at start up. Also, make sure your not driving around on a flat tire. PS My 1998 4runner Limited has 281,000 miles and still drives like new. I like to brag about it.

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YES HOLLY helpful sir

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Yes thank you for your advice God bless

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thank you very much! I'm phoning the mechanic now! I have a 2002 4runner with 191k miles on it, and it runs like a top.

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Thxx you very helpful


Thanks! Rutger, my 2002 has 195,000 and going strong even through the abuse. Love that guy

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I have this intermittently on my 2002. I disconnect the battery ground for 30 minutes and it goes away for a while. I get a check engine and the two vsc notifications. PS I have 263,000 miles on my 4 Runner. Just changed my oil and it was full on pre-change inspection. Runs like a.....wait for it......2002 4 Runner!

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