Warning light VLC on 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

for bout 2 years I have had surprises when I tried to start the car and there was no electric -- the car would not start: jumping the battery fixed it for a while. yesterday I turned the engine off after a drive & when I turend the key, saw "Check System VLC". Is this sosmethoing that I can replace myself? How? How much isit likely to cost ?

by in Ludington, MI on January 31, 2010
4 answers
ANSWER by on January 31, 2010
Could the light be a yellow VSC light. Vehicle Stability control light. In any case a scan tool (not necessarily a dedicated Toyota dealer tool but a high quality scan tool should interpret the codes stored).
ANSWER by on January 31, 2010
First and foremost, you need to scan the system to see what the problem is with the VLC. I did A complete search of the Toyota factory technical info for the Hybrid system and no VLC term came up. FIRST and foremost, Hybrids are VERY HIGH VOLTAGE i.e 400+ DC and can KILL YOU if you DON'T know EXACTLY what you are doing!!!! If you are not Trained in this vehicle, have someone who is trained in Hybrids deal with this, or you could get really hurt or worse, I really mean this!!! Like Pat said could it be the VSC light? But again be super careful!!
ANSWER by on December 01, 2010
Us too. We put in a new battery and it seems to work - not the hybrid battery.
ANSWER by on March 30, 2011
I got those messages at first. Then my hybrid system went out. I have had my highlander parked in the driveway for about a 1 yr because it cost about 8000 to get it fixed at the dealer.

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