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VSC Light & engine lite came on for no apparent reason. Live in Raleigh, NC. Is this an immediate safety issue? Is this a common problem? Is this a warranty issue for 16,500 miles? Otherwise is this only correctable at the dealer?

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VSC Light & engine lite came on for no apparent reason. Live in Raleigh, NC. Is this an immediate safety issue? Is this a common problem? Is this a warranty issue for 16,500 miles? Otherwise is this only correctable at the dealer?

Take it in. They will check the code and go from there. Evap or a/f sensor codes are the most common. Since you have 16.5 k on it. It will be covered under warranty.

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VSC and Engine llight on, still under warranty. No charge.

'07 Rx350: I've had the same problem ... the first time I had my Lexus dealer tell me to tighten the gas cap ... I did and the problem was resolve, even though it takes a few tanks for the light(s) to go out. Since I don't like to 'overtighten' anything, it's happened a couple of times since and retightening the gas cap and 'enduring' a few tanks of gas ... and the LIGHTS GO OUT.

Ron Pierson

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When the "Check Engine" light comes on, it often causes panic--"Ohmygod my engine is about to quit--or something worse". It's not that the Engine is going to quit, it's some malfuntion in the emission control system. If the problem happens only once (say a spark-plug missfires), then after about 3-cycles of starting and driving the car, the light will go out automatically, as it did when the gas-cap was tightened correctly.

So before you panic, just drive the car for a little while and see if the light goes out--if not then get it diagnosed. Nothing critical will happen in the meantime.

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I had a similar issue with my 2007 RX350 with 59,900 miles on it. THe Check Engine light and the VSC light. The Lexus dealer said it had code P2195 and I needed to replace an A/F sensor. Since I was above 50,000 miles, he said it was not covered by warranty and would cost around $500 to replace. He said that as a goodwill gesture they'd split the cost with me. When I picked it up I was charged $250 for labor, plus about $37 for Hazd./Shop charges. They also had me sign a 2nd invoice so they could recoup about $220 from Lexus.

As I look back at it, I'm wondering if the charges were appropriate.

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I had a similar issue with my 2007 RX350 with 59,900 miles on it. THe Check Engine light and the VSC light. The Lexus dealer said it had code P2195 and I needed to replace an A/F sensor. Since I was above 50,000 miles, he said it was not covered by warranty and would cost around $500 to replace. He said that as a goodwill gesture they'd split the cost with me. When I picked it up I was charged $250 for labor, plus about $37 for Hazd./Shop charges. They also had me sign a 2nd invoice so they could recoup about $220 from Lexus.

As I look back at it, I'm wondering if the charges were appropriate.

I literally just had this happen to me and why I became a mbr of the site. My 2007 RX350 has a little under 30,000 miles on it and all of sudden the VSC and check engine light came on. I scheduled service and then did a search online.

I kid you not, I opened the gas cap and then put it back on until I heard a couple clicks,,,,the lights went right off. So check this first and thank for all the good info!

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VSC and Engine llight on, still under warranty. No charge.

'07 Rx350: I've had the same problem ... the first time I had my Lexus dealer tell me to tighten the gas cap ... I did and the problem was resolve, even though it takes a few tanks for the light(s) to go out. Since I don't like to 'overtighten' anything, it's happened a couple of times since and retightening the gas cap and 'enduring' a few tanks of gas ... and the LIGHTS GO OUT.

Ron Pierson

I have a 07 RX 350 went to get gas forgotten to tighten the cap and the lites came on is it ok to drive it like this?

Pam

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Did you recently have an oil change or any other service work done?? On my Highlander, when the air box lid is removed to check the filter, a vacuum hose pulls out. Within a day, the lights come on. Plug the hose back in and the lights will go off within a few days.

I make sure that I check this hose every time it's serviced for anything..

It's worth a shot to check it out. Just peek around the air box with a flashlight and look for a loose hose.

I'll bet you find one..

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Yes, just tighten the gas cap and drive it, the light should go out after a short period of time.

Jeff

I am afraid to drive with it like this my appointment is for tomorrow ,it better not be a lot of money, it only has 54000 that is nothing.Would not buy another Lexus! And what is a short period of time?

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Did you recently have an oil change or any other service work done?? On my Highlander, when the air box lid is removed to check the filter, a vacuum hose pulls out. Within a day, the lights come on. Plug the hose back in and the lights will go off within a few days.

I make sure that I check this hose every time it's serviced for anything..

It's worth a shot to check it out. Just peek around the air box with a flashlight and look for a loose hose.

I'll bet you find one..

I took my lexus where I bought it to get a oil change and they stripped my threads on my oil pan,I had to replace the oil pan and they did a oil change then, that was July it was about 5to6weeks ago .Did your car run ok with the lites on?

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Yes, just tighten the gas cap and drive it, the light should go out after a short period of time.

Jeff

I drove it today and the lites went out for about 25 mins and came back on taking it in tomorrow sick of this problem!

I took it in and they said it was the coil it was driving BAD! They paid half of the bill I thought that was good. If anybody has had this problem please let me know your story.And what is a coil?

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Yes, just tighten the gas cap and drive it, the light should go out after a short period of time.

Jeff

I am afraid to drive with it like this my appointment is for tomorrow ,it better not be a lot of money, it only has 54000 that is nothing.Would not buy another Lexus! And what is a short period of time?

Took it in today the coil went bad in it.Replaced it and I had to pay half . It really was driving bad when I took it in .What does a coil do?

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Took it in today the coil went bad in it.Replaced it and I had to pay half . It really was driving bad when I took it in .What does a coil do?

I thought these cars had coil on plugs (COPs) for better reliability. Do you know what cylinder's coil they changed? The coil is a capacitor-like thing which delivers a burst of charge to the spark plug each time it is signaled by the ECU to spark. Older cars had coil packs, but I thought RX330/RX350 had a separate coil built right into the spark plug.

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I just fixed my wife's 07 RX350, it was the #6 coil. Car idled poorly (intermittently), and had intermittent power problems on acceleration. I have an engine scanner and it indicated that the #6 coil was bad. I swapped the #6 coil with the #4 coil, the problem followed the coil. The updated coil from Lexus was ~$85, solved the problem and no more MIL or VSC lights.

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VSC and Engine llight on, still under warranty. No charge.

'07 Rx350: I've had the same problem ... the first time I had my Lexus dealer tell me to tighten the gas cap ... I did and the problem was resolve, even though it takes a few tanks for the light(s) to go out. Since I don't like to 'overtighten' anything, it's happened a couple of times since and retightening the gas cap and 'enduring' a few tanks of gas ... and the LIGHTS GO OUT.

Ron Pierson

You're supposed to tighten the gas cap until 1 click, and no further. Never had a problem on mine..

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Lexus RX350 2009, Check Engine & VSC Track Off lights and Traction Control (looks like a car swerving) all acme on. I read all the posts and first thing I tried was to open and close the gas cap tightly .... that fixed it! Cancelled my appointment with Lexus and sure I saved hundreds of $. One other thing with my problem was the Tire Sensor light has been on for a few weeks and would not go out even though I checked and refilled air to the correct 30 psi all around a few times. Now since the Gas Cap reset is done and thge the other warning lights are off the Tire Sensor light has also finally turned off too!! Nice surprise.

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