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I have a 2008 Prius and the red triangle, check engine, VSC…

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I have a 2008...

I have a 2008 Prius and the red triangle, check engine, VSC and brake system warning light just came on

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

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

Trying to. Currently pulled over in a parking lot, wasn't sure if I was still able to drive the car. If I can get home I'll be able to troubleshoot it easier.

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In most cases the check engine light will also trigger the master warning light as well as other warning lights, this is because the engine control module (ECM) and some of the other computers stopped communication. If the gas engine starts and keeps running you should be able to drive it to your destination, the problem may be something simple. When this happens the computer will store some diagnostic trouble codes, if possible drive the car to an autozone or similar national chain parts store, they can help you get the diagnostic codes from the computer and they do this for free, then please let me know any code numbers they retrieve from the computer and I'll do my best to get this resolved. If this is not possible today tomorrow is fine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. It will have to be tomorrow. I am in Hawaii and likely 4-5 hours behind you in time. Is the car ok to drive?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

If the gas engine starts and keeps running normally it should be ok to drive, id the problem was more involved the engine would not start and the car would not be driveable.

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