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Check engine light just turned on VSC blinking anti skid is

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on too JA: Does the light...
check engine light just turned on VSC blinking anti skid is on too
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: engine light stays on and VSC is blinking
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2008 Highlander 2WD
JA: Are you fixing your Highlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: it just came on when I started the car - i'm at work and have to drive home 15miles
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: is it safe to drive? lol
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Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Will the engine rev up and do you notice any loss of power?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It revs up and drives ok
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just worried if I can drive it home
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

You should be fine to drive home. Provided you do not live in California or Virginia most auto parts stores like AutoZone and O'Reillys do free malfunction code reads if you can swing into one of those places on the way home get me the code numbers I can better advise you on what is causing the check engine light to come on. The vehicle skid control light or VSC light will come on by default whenever the check engine light comes on. If at anytime the check engine light starts to flash and you start losing power do not drive the vehicle this will cause catalytic converter damage due to cylinder misfire.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Great I will also check the gas cap. I researched and 40% cause if it is not tight
Thanks!
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

You are welcome. Typically whenever the check engine light comes on and there's no cylinder misfire or loss of power or difficult starting it is usually evaporative emissions related or catalytic converter related. If you get the code numbers post them back here please.

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