So I finally took my IS in for the recalls because DMV won't renew registration until the ELF recall is done. After a couple miles on the highway after pick-up, the CHECK VSC CHRISTMAS TREE comes on. By the time I get home the service dept is closed so I do some research about why CHECK VSC happens - Results are MAF, gas cap seal/gasket and a couple others. No big deal, I figure I can troubleshoot -I usually can anyway. So I pop the hood and what do I see?
No seriously what am I looking at here?
During the process they broke some of the connectors on the wiring harness. This is how they decided to fix them. ??? They would have been better off lying to me about how they were old or weathered or something. I take my engine covers off before I take it in for service- (1) so they can't damage them( I'm planning on painting them) and (2) I can inspect the reassembly, anything out of place.
Anyone have any experience dealing with the dealership covering up any damages that they caused?
The dealership just called and said the VSC was tripped by an evap code. They said the gas cap wasn't locking down and that there are some holes in some evap hoses. He said they cleared all the codes let it sit, and now I'm good to go. I really hope that's all it is. Should be a simple fix.
*As to the glue/crap/BS on the wiring harness connectors, he said the mech told him that "he does that to all of them to prevent them from shaking off during driving."
Just my observation, but it looks like the tab on the VVT connector is broken. Why didn't he put the crap on the other VVT connector? Trust me this thread is my personal record of facts and statements. There is a complaint coming if when I pull that gunk off the connector is broken.
Thanks for all the insight and part numbers, needed to vent.