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2006 Scion xB Question: Lights on the dashboard! What do they mean?

 

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mindtripvocals, Pinson, AL, February 19, 2010, 05:57
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the "VSC" LIGHT AND THE "TRAC OFF" LIGHT AND ALSO THE "ENGINE CHECK" LIGHT ARE ALL ON AT THE SAME TIME! WHAT WOULD BE MY BEST CASE AND WORSE CASE SCENARIO"S THANKS

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  • Answer #1

    Visitor, March 31, 2010, 19:40

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER HAD GONE BAD LUCKY MY CAR WAS UNDER WARRENTY BECAUSE THE COST WAS ABOUT $1300 FOR THE PART ONLY

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  • Answer #2

    April 01, 2010, 12:11
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    the engine has a code, it sets all the lights so you take care of it. probably a misfire in the engine and it needs plugs. Need a code reader to see whats going on.

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    Visitor, June 05, 2010, 14:05

    Actually... I get this problem all the time, usually the day after putting gas in the car. Apparently there's a problem with the sensors that read whether the gas cap is on tight or not. NOT A BIG DEAL. A change in gas cap will fix the problem, but honestly, if you wait until the tank is about half full the lights go out and the problem 'resets' itself.

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    Visitor, August 12, 2010, 07:01

    When this happened to me, an ignition coil had gone bad. Fixed under warranty.

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    Visitor, October 21, 2010, 11:51

    Same thing happened to me recently. The dealership head mechanic said that when the ECM IDs a problem, the "check engine light" comes on and the ECM disables the vehicle stabilization control (VSC) and traction control (TRAC OFF). My code turned out to be a bad oxygen sensor. You will have to have a diagnostics done to read the code and figure out what your specific problem is. The VSC and Traction control are not an issue to run with on a dry road, only a possible problem in the rain or snow.

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  • Answer #6

    March 23, 2014, 06:27
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    I had the same set of lights come on. A friend of mine plugged a diagnostic computer into the car and discovered I needed a new thermostat

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