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?

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NO,did you leave something off

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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