i changed the oil and radiator fluids in my 2005 toyota highlander and after about 2 hours, the check engine, vsc and trac off lights came on. used SAE 10w-40 instead of SAE 5w-30. is that the cause?

Asked by Oct 31, 2013 at 07:05 AM about the 2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i changed the oil and radiator fluids in my 2005 toyota highlander and after about 2 hours, the check engine, vsc and trac off lights came on. i used SAE 10w-40 instead of SAE 5w-30. i also poured in a different brand of radiator coolants, could that be the cause?

5 Answers

410

NO,did you leave something off

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
110

May I ask how you fix the problem? I have similar case from my Highlander 2007. After a dealer service to replace its oil, about 3 hour drive, then Check Engine and VSC lights on. Any idea?

11 of 11 people found this helpful.
20

check the gas cap for loosen or take off the battery positive for 30 sec to reset the syatem

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
120

you've a few options to make it easy go to auto zone and get a free diagnostic and tell me what code they get

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I had this same problem. There is a hose that frequently gets disconnected when inspecting/changing the air filter and when disconnected causes this light to go on. If you can't figure it out, you might try Jiffy Lube or Midas as I have discussed with them a few times and they seem to be aware of it at most shops.

Your Answer

Highlander

Looking for a Used Highlander in your area?

CarGurus has 33,248 nationwide Highlander listings starting at $2,450.

ZIP:

Toyota Highlander Experts

  • #1
    Wendy Tucker
    Reputation
    4,550
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,040
  • #3
    Shawntele Lewis
    Reputation
    2,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
562 Great Deals out of 39,895 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota 4Runner
298 Great Deals out of 25,139 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
729 Great Deals out of 50,421 listings starting at $1,195
Used Acura MDX
450 Great Deals out of 16,530 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry
951 Great Deals out of 90,508 listings starting at $300
Used Honda CR-V
743 Great Deals out of 60,072 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid
21 Great Deals out of 1,846 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,088 Great Deals out of 70,541 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Pathfinder
430 Great Deals out of 26,606 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Sienna
478 Great Deals out of 26,184 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tacoma
659 Great Deals out of 45,760 listings starting at $2,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
968 Great Deals out of 72,133 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Sequoia
112 Great Deals out of 5,392 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Highlander For Sale
14,049 listings starting at $29,645
2017 Toyota Highlander For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 7,007 listings starting at $26,988
2016 Toyota Highlander For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,679 listings starting at $21,987
2015 Toyota Highlander For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 3,309 listings starting at $17,990
2014 Toyota Highlander For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 1,082 listings starting at $17,980

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.