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Old 06-26-12, 07:57 AM   #1
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Hey folks, could you lend a ear here?
I have a 2005 ES330 with almost 46K miles. The Check Engine, TRAC Off and VSC lights came on about 4 weeks ago. Had the codes read at AutoZone and they said loose or faulty fuel filler cap. I retightened the cap and after a couple days the lights went off.
Last week tha same thing happened. So, I replaced the cap with a new one right away. But, as of yet, the lights are still on.
Maybe it needs a bit more time to reset as the car is not driven daily. But, if the cap is not the problem, do any of you have an similar experiance?

Thank you all for any suggestions.
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Old 06-26-12, 11:00 AM   #2
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What code(s) came up? If you plan on repairing this yourself then buy a code reader, even the cheapest ones will do the job.
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Old 06-26-12, 04:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, same problem with my 2005 ES. It now has 100,000+ miles. Those lights first came on about 3 years ago. Lexus dealer said there is probably some leak in exaust system somewhere which is causing those lights to come on. He reset the code and asked me to come back if the lights came back for some kind of test to find out more details. Few days later, lights came back on. I did not go back to dealership. Lights went out after few week by themselves. It came back and went off by itself few times since then. But this time they are here to stay I guess.They are on for about 4 months. Got them reset by a mechanic once but came back in few days. I love this car but I drove my 1998 Corolla for about 7 years 96k miles, not a single problem, not even a minor one. This one has had many (nothing major though).

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Old 06-28-12, 04:35 PM   #4
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Do you by any top off your tank when you fill up? By that i mean, do you put more in after it has already clicked off?
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Old 06-29-12, 05:25 PM   #5
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nope, never.
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Old 06-29-12, 08:35 PM   #6
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We can't help you if you don't tell us the OBD2 codes. There is really nothing to go by.
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Old 07-05-12, 08:59 AM   #7
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Those TRAC Off and VSC lights that were on for last few months, went away on their own. May be the recent hot weather on east coast did the trick.
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Old 07-05-12, 09:23 AM   #8
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You need to invest in a OBD2 code reader amazon has then for as cheap as 30 bucks get one and then tell us the codes we can all help then.
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Those TRAC Off and VSC lights that were on for last few months, went away on their own. May be the recent hot weather on east coast did the trick.
My CEL goes on and off all the time. It doesn't mean that the problem is solved.
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Have the car scanned at AutoZone. It's free. Post the results for more help.
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Did some search for OBD2 code reader on amazon. There are many, starting from 10 bucks to few hundred. What should I look for in a code reader? I have 2005 ES330 and 2008 Highlander base model.
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After a week my lights turned off mysteriously by themselves. Just as mysteriously as they turned on
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