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2006: my 2006 highlander hybrid at 160,000 miles just flashed

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my 2006 highlander hybrid at 160,000 miles just flashed 2 messages:
check hybrid system &
check VSC system.
Is the car safe to drive and what do these warning lights mean?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. As long as it is running/driving Ok, I would think it safe to drive, but you really need to take it in for diagnosis. Most likely, you have a problem with the VSC section of the car, which may cause the Check Hybrid light to come on too. Without getting the car on my scanner, I cannot tell you exactly what the problem is for sure; I would recommend you get the vehicle scanned as soon as you can however. My initial feeling is they may fins a wheel speed sensor issue is the root cause (we see this quite a bit in the shop), but remember, I cannot be sure of this without a scan and the results of the scan. I would not go and start replacing parts. Get a scan and go from there.
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