VSC warning light


#1

Need assistance with “VSC” warning light…my car is completely dead, with warning light “VSC”. Other than what the acronym Vehicle Stability Control stands for, I don’t know what the issue is or what VSC is relating to. I can’t get my car started to take it in for diagnostic testing. Any advice out there?

The car is 2008 Lexus IS 250.

Thank you


#2

The stability control won’t work if the engine isn’t running, that isn’t the reason your car won’t start. Is the battery too weak to start the engine?


#3

@Nevada_545 is right. You need to fix the starting problem first and then address the VSC warning light problem. On second thought…you have no choice in the matter.


#4

I agree that the OP is putting things in the wrong sequence.
First, the starting problem needs to be addressed.

Have the car towed to a reputable repair shop so that the starting problem can be diagnosed.
Then, once the engine is healthy, there is a very good chance that the VSC light will turn itself off. When the car’s OBD system detects a problem, it will shut down the VSC, the traction control, and the cruise control, so resolving the starting problem should resolve the VSC issue.


#5

The vsc can be triggered by low battery voltage. Will the car start if you try to jump it?