VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM


  1. DESCRIPTION

    When troubleshooting a vehicle with the diagnosis system, the only difference from the usual troubleshooting procedure is connecting the intelligent tester to the vehicle and reading various data output from the vehicle's skid control ECU.

    The skid control ECU records DTCs when the ECU detects a malfunction in the ECU itself or in its circuits.

    To check the DTCs, connect the intelligent tester to the DLC3 on the vehicle. The intelligent tester enables you to clear the DTCs, activate the various actuators, and check the Freeze Frame Data and Data List.


    1. Check the battery voltage.

      If the voltage is below 11 V, recharge the battery before proceeding to the next step.

    2. Check the DLC3 Click here.

    3. DIAGNOSIS


      1. If the skid control ECU detects a malfunction, the ABS warning, brake warning, SLIP indicator and VSC OFF indicator lights will come on in order to warn the driver.

      2. The DTCs are simultaneously stored in memory. The DTCs can be read by connecting SST between terminals TC and CG of the DLC3 and observing the blinking pattern of the ABS warning and VSC OFF indicator lights, or by connecting the intelligent tester Click here.

      3. This system has a Test Mode (signal check) function Click here.

    4. WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR LIGHT INITIAL CHECK


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    5. Text in Illustration
      *1 ABS Warning Light
      *2 Brake Warning Light
      *3 VSC OFF Indicator Light
      *4 SLIP Indicator Light

Release the parking brake.

Note

When releasing the parking brake, move the shift lever to P (for automatic transaxle model) or set chocks (for manual transaxle model) to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

Tech Tips

When the parking brake is applied or the level of the brake fluid is low, the brake warning light comes on.

  • When the ignition switch is turned to ON, check that the ABS warning, brake warning, VSC OFF indicator, and SLIP indicator lights come on for approximately 3 seconds.

    Tech Tips

    If the warning light and indicator light check result is not normal, proceed to troubleshooting for the ABS warning, brake warning, VSC OFF indicator, and SLIP indicator light circuits.

    If the indicator remains on or does not come on, proceed to troubleshooting for the light circuits listed below.

    Trouble Area See procedure
    ABS warning light circuit (Remains on)

    Click here

    ABS warning light circuit (Does not come on)

    Click here

    Brake warning light circuit (Remains on)

    Click here

    Brake warning light circuit (Does not come on)

    Click here

    VSC OFF indicator light circuit (Remains on)

    Click here

    VSC OFF indicator light circuit (Does not come on)

    Click here

    SLIP indicator light circuit (Remains on)

    Click here

    SLIP indicator light circuit (Does not come on)

    Click here