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We had a tire replaced and now the check VSC light is on.

Customer Question

We had a tire replaced and now the check VSC light is on. The place that replaced the tire removed one of the sensors. What does this mean? Do we need to immediately need to head to a Lexus dealer?
JA: Do you happen to know the code? Have you tried to reset the computer?
Customer: We don't know how to reset the computer. We haven't even tried any of that.
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: 2006 IS 250
JA: Are you fixing your IS 250 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We haven't tried anything thus far because this just happened yesterday.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, before this happened the check system light with low pressure symbol was on.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. If the low tire light was on (the one that looks like this: ( ! ) , and the tire pressure was not low, the tire pressure sensor may be bad.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

If one of the sensors have been removed from the tires, the light is guaranteed to come on.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

The computer on this car cannot be 'reset'; if you have a VSC light on solid when driving, you need to have the ABS/VSC/TRAC system scanned for potential failure codes. It is highly possible that the tire changer damaged something when he replaced your tire.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
we definitely need to take the car to a dealer and have it repaired. Do you have an estimate on the cost?
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

I cannot tell you the cost without knowing the cause. Normal scan diagnosis is usually up to an hour's worth of labour charges (based on your area). Our scan rate is 95 dollars.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

You just might need nothing more than a recalibration; figure an additional 1/2 hour's worth of labor charge.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 10 months ago.

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