2001 Lexus IS300 Q&A
2001 Lexus IS300 Question: why is my car's check engine light on, and the traction off light is flashing.
When this happens, the car doesnt respond to the accelerator at all. I disconnect the battery cables for a few seconds, and it runs fine....only to start doing the same thing again a few minutes later. It just started about 2 weeks ago, and its getting worse. I can just be driving down the road and all of a sudden the car stops accelerating and thats when the check engine light comes on and the traffic lights begins to flash. - Plz help me
You have a malfunction in your traction control system that is associated with the power train computer, thus the check engine AND flashing traction lights. Push the traction button to disable it ( lower left hand side of dash, should be in your owners manual under traction in back ) and get your car to a repair shop ASAP. When you push the traction button, you have NO MORE traction control safety. - dandd