WHY VSC LIGHT & ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON LOSS ACCELERATION POWER

Asked by Jan 07, 2016 at 06:59 AM about the 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

while driving on the hwy tried to accelerate & the car would start to jerk the vsc light came on & the engine light also flashing when i got home it started back up no lights but haven't moved will take to get checked as soon as daylight shows up

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Once you start to move it the lights will most likely come back on, the system went into low power or limp in mode, it should allow you to get it to the shop and have the system checked out, sometimes sensors get damaged by junk on the roadways or connection failures due to a bad seal, you shop should be able to sort it out cause the computer stored the code when the light started flashing. HTH

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tennisshoes is right, as always, but there is nothing wrong with your VSC, Whenever a DTC is triggered in the drive train the ECU automatically disables the VSC so no non-driver control is applied , brake or power, to any wheels.. which is what VSC does

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