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Old 30th October 2016, 16:13   #31
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Default Toyota Camry 2007 - Check VSC System

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I have been driving My Toyota Camry W4 Automatic 2007 for the last 5 years without any problem at all.
Suddenly 2 days ago I started to get the message "Check VSC System" and the three lights -ABS, Traction Control, and Check Light have come on.
VSC -Vehicle Stability Control
I plugged in the OBD2 and checked for errors, but it did not show any errors.
The car is driving fine without a problem.
The only thing that happened a few days before this was that my front right tyre had a slow undetectable puncture, and I replaced it with the unused new spare in my boot. We even put the old tyre back to rule out that the change of tyre caused the error. The error remained after this.
Any ideas what this could be ?
The Car has done about 59K kms, and the last service was done at around 50K about an year ago.
My FNG mechanics Harvinder and Kumar who are very good could not figure out much as there are no error codes coming.
I am planning to take the Car to Lakhozy Motors, Okhla, New Delhi after Diwali if we cannot fix it.

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Old 31st October 2016, 12:26   #32
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^^ Did the car hit a bump hard or suffer some shock just before this error appeared?If yes , please check continuity of your wheel ABS sensors/wires.

Is the car running fine or is it jerking at start up?If yes , you might want to check the plugs(I don't suspect the coils as much).

Did you overfill the gas tank?The CEL could have come on as the fuel return pcv could have sensed back pressure,causing the CEL.

Easiest thing to do is to disconnect the battery -ve and reconnect after 20 mins.If this doesn't clear the errors , please have a scan performed.


An engine misfire can cause the VSC to shut off ;that is what I remember having read somewhere.

Although quite unlikely , I will also check the ABS relay/fuse

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I recently had the ABS light ON on my 2012 Skoda rapid.
Turns out it was a faulty sensor on my rear left paid 2200 for scan + new sensor.
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It is most likely going to be one of your wheel speed sensors/abs sensors which as gone kaput. Sometimes with universal scanners error codes do not pop up. Best to take it to the dealership and scan it.
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Hello,
Diagnosis: I suspect the spare wheel that is used is of a different size than tyres being used in the car. So a difference in the diameter can cause a different wheel speed thus the error.
I'm no expert but I've experienced this situation in my old w124 merc.

Solution: After the original tyre/wheel is replaced, flash/reset the ecu by disconnecting the battery terminal's for about 5mins.

Happy motoring
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^^ on the Camry , I think the tyres are all 215/60R16 Yokohama A348 .The spare is also of the same size.

No harm checking for anomalies,though.
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A worn wheel bearing with barely discernable side play can also be cause of ABS light coming on. Happened in a friend's Fortuner recently
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Okay here is the update.
I had left the Toyota Camry with ABS light at Lakozy Motors, Okhla Phase III, New Delhi this morning as we knew a senior mechanic there.
He called me around lunch time and told me that it was a cabling fault and they have fixed it. Luckily no parts required. ABS is kicking in normally. Error lights have gone off.
They are going to service the car with Oil, Oil Filter and Air Filter change.
I will get the car back in the evening and update in detail.
Thanks for all the advice.

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^^ on the Camry , I think the tyres are all 215/60R16 Yokohama A348 .The spare is also of the same size.
No harm checking for anomalies,though.
You are correct, all wheels are the same size in the Camry. Only thing was that the spare was brand new, unused. As mentioned above it was a cabling issue and the tyre change was not the cause.

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