Yesterday I had a regular service done at my dealership which included rotating my tires .
Today I was driving to work on dry pavement , going fairly quick around a rather sharp corner and my traction control engaged , applying braking to one of the rear tires . The audible alarm sounded for a second as well , I was unable to see which idiot light came on as the dash array was blocked by the wheel which was cranked over .
I called the service manager and we discussed what may be the issue , he said he would talk to the tech and I agreed to call him back after lunch . On my way home , the same happenend again , in the same type of corner , turning in the same direction for what that is worth .
I pulled out the Tacoma manual and read the section about rotating tires , and it says that after rotation you need to reset the TPMS . A call to the service manager left me feeling that this was not done , as he said it wasn't necessary for a tire rotation , at which point I said " well the manual says it is necessary " , kind of went silent on the other end of the phone .
At any rate I reset the TPMS , and it hasn't happened again yet , I talked with a mechanic friend of mine and he told me that the sensors not only read the air pressure of the tire but they know which tire they are in relation to the truck .
So this is what I think happened , correct me if I am wrong please .
The truck is in a tight turn , which means that the front tire on the outside of the turning radius is turning faster than the front tire on the inside of the turning radius , but because the TPMS was not reset the truck reads the tires that are up front as still being on the rear , it senses that one of the rear tires is spinning faster than the other and the traction control kicks in .
Does that seem correct ?
Thanks in advance ,
, after much input it was more than likely that it was the VSC engaging and not the traction control , I also had the tranny re flash done at this servicing and feel the VSC has gotten more sensitive since the re flash , I have driven this same road 1000 times since I've had my truck in every road condition and today the VSC ( or other ) engaged twice on dry pavement at nothing near the fastest I have ever gone through this section of road .
Thanks for all of the input ,