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Replaced front passenger hub assembly on 2007 Lexus IS250

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replaced front passenger hub assembly on 2007 Lexus IS250 recently because it had little play in it. After replacing with new hub, I turned on car and went 20-30 feet and "Check VSC" light came on along with traction control light and ABS light. Thought the new hub assembly was faulty so replaced it again with a new one, and same lights popped up on dash after driving 20 feet. did replacements with battery off as well. what could it be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I will be happy to assist you today.


Do you know what code(s) are setting for the ABS/VSC that are causing the lights to come on?


Also, do you have a signal from the speed sensor on the hub that you replaced?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
went to autozone to check for codes and there was none. no check engine speedometer still shows the speed I'm going, how do I check signal from speed sensor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
even put the old one back on to see if Check VSC light appeared and they disappeared, only pop up with new hub assembly installed.
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

The signal is checked with a scan tool and the little code reader that they use at the parts stored normally only read engine codes. Whenever the lights come on they will store a trouble code in the EBTCM.


Are the replacement hubs equipped with the skid control sensor on them or are you transferring them to the new ones?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you think Lexus will scan it for free? don't have a scan tool on hand just a engine code reader.and if your talking about the sensor on the hub assembly yes, they do come with them. checked plug-in to see if it's all the way plugged in also.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what i don't understand is why the old OEM one works just fine, but the new hub throws check VSC.
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

There could be a problem with the way they are made if the original one works and the new ones don't. As far as I know Lexus doesn't do anything for free. They may scan it to see if the sensor is sending a signal though, but they may also charge a diagnostic fee for that.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will take it to the dealership tomorrow to find out codes for you. will i still be able to answer you then?also, do you think maybe a simple recalibration from Lexus will do the trick? since the sensor on the hub assembly was unplugged
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

yes, you can always log back on here and I should be on any time of the day/evening. They don't normally need any re calibrating when replacing the hub and sensor though, thanks