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Yesterday on a drive the VSC light on the dash came on. I…

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Yesterday on a long...

Yesterday on a long drive the VSC light on the dash came on. I pulled over and read the instruction book but couldn't turn it off. First time I had seen it. Whats to do?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

No. Where would I find them?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

Toyota Ascent 2012/13.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

No Its due for a service. Ive only followed the instructions in the manual. Can I safely leave this until a service of the car in a week?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, thanks

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Fixitman, Master Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** you tell me if it came on while turning a corner or driving straight?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Driving straight but accelerating sharply on a steep hill.
Toyota Mechanic: Fixitman, Master Technician replied 10 months ago

Thank you. Most of the time if it occurs at this moment it is caused by a failure in the yaw rate sensor. If the yaw rate sensor is failing then it will not read properly under these conditions. You would need to have the brake control computer scanned to see what sensor is going bad.

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