Lexus

Lexus troubleshooting questions? Ask a Lexus Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

The Brake Pedal is really HARD. I have the VSC light, ABS…

Customer Question
The Brake Pedal is really...
The Brake Pedal is really HARD.
I have the VSC light, ABS Light, BRAKE light all on.
Check VSC System, Check ABS System, Check Brake System, Brake Malfunction
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Lexus
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Answered in 2 hours by:
1/27/2016
Lexus Mechanic: Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Lexus
Satisfied Customers: 1,532
Experience: A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European
Verified

Hi there. Welcome to our site!

As you probably already know, the ABS and VSC systems are linked. The first thing you should do is retrieve any error codes that might be stored in the on-boad compputer module. Those error codes will tell us which circuits are affected, which will give us direction as to what's wrong with the system.

To retrieve codes from the ABS/VSC system, jumper terminals 4 and 13 of the DLC as shown in attached graphic 1. Then, turn the ignition on and read the codes by counting the flashes of the ABS light in the dash as described in attached graphic 2.

Please let me know as soon as you have the code number(s) so we can continue.

Best Regards.

Ask Your Own Lexus Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't know anything about cars and I can't figure out how this happened. The alarm went off accidentally and all of a sudden there is something a break malfunction. I cant depress the break at all its to hard and stiff. I guess I just have to have it towed to the dealer and have them take a look at it
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lexus mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Juan Crespo Your Own Question
Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Lexus
Satisfied Customers: 1,532
1,532 Satisfied Customers
Experience: A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European

Juan Crespo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

lexpert

lexpert

Lexus Master tech

2,100 satisfied customers

Master Certified with lexus, 8 years experience with Lexus

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

1,848 satisfied customers

Lexus Expert

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Lexus Tech -

454 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Lexus Diagnostics

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

345 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

270 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

224 satisfied customers

15+ years ASE Master w/L1 Drivability certification

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER

129 satisfied customers

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DIESEL

< Previous | Next >

Related Lexus Questions
Vsc light on and car transmission will not go in gear or
vsc light on and car transmission will not go in gear or stay in gear , will not pull the car . … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Dear Expert I was having rosary near to the steering wheel,
Dear Expert I was having rosary near to the steering wheel , and most of rosary (prayer beads) which has rope ad tiny balls so today when I was driving I went to move the steering to the other side in… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
I just bought 2001 lexus rx 300. with 188k on it. someone
i just bought 2001 lexus rx 300. with 188k on it. someone replaced the brake actuator the old owner to me the just replaced and thats it. the ABS light is on and it seems like the brakes are sticking.… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Track off light is on, 4 wheel drive is on and engine light
Track off light is on,*****is on and engine light is on … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
1,848 satisfied customers
I was driving about 10 mph and it appears my back wheels
I was driving about 10 mph and it appears my back wheels locked. The VSC light came on and also a picture of 4 wheels. … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,316 satisfied customers
It's almost like something "sticks" to the rotor at the very
it's almost like something "sticks" to the rotor at the very end when your speed is down and your are 10-15ft away from a complete stop. You depress the brake pedal real slow and try to do the smoothe… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Lexus: 2006is250push button won't start car power only to dash
2006is250push button won't start car power only to dash area not center console.can start engine from relay.all fuses good.any ideas… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Napoleon ***** ***** , Tac off light is on and VSC
Tac off light is on and VSC Light On. What Does this Mean … read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
Technical/Sales Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,376 satisfied customers
My 06 Lexus gs300. Push start will not work. It was running
My 06 Lexus gs300. Push start will not work. It was running fine this morning and now it's not. I just changed my battery in the key fab. Still no result… read more
pETER
pETER
technician
Master's Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have an issue with the VSC on an 03" gx. It happened a few
I have an issue with the VSC on an 03" gx. It happened a few years ago. I drove it around the local street and not quite sure what sequence of buttons I was pushing, but got it to go off. VSC when off… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
My 2000 lexus lx470 has the abs, vsc track, vsc off lights
my 2000 lexus lx470 has the abs, vsc track, vsc off lights are on and it won't shift out of gear..… read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
345 satisfied customers
Jump start my RX 350 today now the car starts but would not
Customer: Jump start my RX 350 today now the car starts but would not drive. The check engine light came on and another light said VSC. Can you please help. Thank you Kay … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
My alarm went off on my car this morning and now it seem
my alarm went off on my car this morning and now it seem like the kil switch is on and will not let my car start it is a 1997 lexus 300… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My 04 ls430 speakers word sec and thats it. everything is
my 04 ls430 speakers word for 2 sec and thats it. everything is working except the sound. i took out the amp and whenever i plug it in it works for 2-3 sec and shuts off.… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
02 LS430. at rest, the ABS light is flashing. VSC off light
Hello. 02 LS430. at rest, the ABS light is flashing. VSC off light is on. Pushing VSC button does nothing. As car begins to roll forward or backward, ding alarm sounds once, ABS light goes off, and ch… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Lexus GS300: I have a 1998 Lexus GS 300 and the drivers front
I have a 1998 Lexus GS 300 and the drivers front brake is locking up. It has a new caliper and hose on the left front. And yet it still is sticking. If I bleed the system it will open up then after st… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Lexus LX 470: I have a 2002 LX 470, the VSC off light is on
I have a 2002 LX 470, the VSC off light is on after I pressed the button on and off. The VSC off light won't turn off how do I turn it off? Everything is running fine no check engine light comes on or… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Lexus RX350: i use a lexus rx 350 which had about 60000 miles
i use a lexus rx 350 which had about 60000 miles on it when i got it. it has been displaying vac and trac lights off for awhile now intermittently. This usually coincides with moments of vibrations wi… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x