Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

multiple dash lights including engine light goin off

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-10, 06:22 PM   #1
josephx66
Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
josephx66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 194
Default multiple dash lights including engine light goin off

my engine light and little traction light went off and stayed on for like 2 days then randomly turned off!? what is this?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
2009 SGM Lexus IS250 F-Sport Springs/ F-Sport Wheels/ F-Sport Rear Sway Bar/ F-Sport Engine Cover/ F-Sport Shift Knob/ F-Sport Badging/ HKS Hi-Power Exhaust/ Fujita F5 SRI/ GT-Spec Strut Brace/ Toms Lower Front Brace/ Toms Rear Lower Brace/ Toms 6-link Brace/ IS-F CF interior/ Blue Pin-Stripe / INGS+1 Full Kit/ eBay IS-F LED Tails/ 2500k Fogs w/ overlays/ 15% Tint/ 15mm and 20mm Ichiba V2 Spacers
josephx66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 06:34 PM   #2
sleekbrian
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 824
Default

i have the same problem! you talking about the VSC light? cause that and all the other lights have gone off twice for me this past couple months. First time i was just driving and it turned on. I restarted my car and it dissapeared. Next time happened recently like 3 weeks ago, i left my car to get the brakes replaced and the lights were on when i got my car again. i showed the mechanic but he said it was on when he got it...He plugged in a scanner and it said something like "cylinder 5 is misfiring" he reset the system and i havent seen it since. I really hope this doesnt expand into a problem that costs alot of money. But if it makes you feel better im experiencing the same problem haha. And i would also like an answer! btw what year is your car? mines an 06
sleekbrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 06:52 PM   #3
weenstan
Driver
Trader Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 114
Default

If you have a 250 its mostly carbon build up, take it to the dealer they'll decarb it for you, if they don't know what they're doing they're probably going to offer you new valve springs and whatnot.
weenstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 06:54 PM   #4
josephx66
Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
josephx66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 194
Default

yeah i have a 2009 is250 how would carbon buildup happen so fast? and yes its the VSC light
__________________
2009 SGM Lexus IS250 F-Sport Springs/ F-Sport Wheels/ F-Sport Rear Sway Bar/ F-Sport Engine Cover/ F-Sport Shift Knob/ F-Sport Badging/ HKS Hi-Power Exhaust/ Fujita F5 SRI/ GT-Spec Strut Brace/ Toms Lower Front Brace/ Toms Rear Lower Brace/ Toms 6-link Brace/ IS-F CF interior/ Blue Pin-Stripe / INGS+1 Full Kit/ eBay IS-F LED Tails/ 2500k Fogs w/ overlays/ 15% Tint/ 15mm and 20mm Ichiba V2 Spacers
josephx66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 06:59 PM   #5
sleekbrian
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 824
Default

carbon buildup? they will do this job for what kind of price...
sleekbrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 07:38 PM   #6
weenstan
Driver
Trader Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 114
Default

free if you're under warranty :P
weenstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 07:41 PM   #7
sleekbrian
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 824
Default

well im not /: so what kind of price am i lookin at?
sleekbrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 07:46 PM   #8
alan003
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: soCAL 626
Posts: 586
Default

carbon builds up that fast? i have an 09 too and getting scared. i thought for 09+ lexus went with a new valve thingy or whatever its called to decrease carbon build up
__________________
USC c/o 2014

09 Silver IS

Mods: Nokya | Redouts | F-Sport exhaust | Eibach | Fujita
alan003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 11:18 PM   #9
kuuqi
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
kuuqi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 768
Default

i had that issue for the longest time. eventually it ended up with my traction control completely disabled. the dealer found it to be a dead o2 sensor. replaced it and reset the ecu.

they also found the dash to be loose and redid it and they pinched a wire which also caused lights going on and off. they replaced the wire and fixed that too. figured this might help one way or another
kuuqi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-10, 11:18 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2009, 230, buildup, california, carbon, dash, dashboard, engine, is250, lexus, light, lights, multiple, multiplw, off, vsc

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Head Light Staying On putza GX - First Generation 6 11-23-13 07:27 PM
2006 SC430 check engine light coupdabill SC 430 6 09-05-12 11:58 AM
Help, :cry: Check Light, VSC light and TRAC OFF Light came on ttran1999 LS430 8 10-19-10 08:54 PM
IS300 problem with check engine light Rominu7 IS - First Generation 4 01-06-10 11:46 AM
Daytime Running Lights BobsGX GX - First Generation 18 10-04-05 02:47 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:38 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info