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Sudden Automatic Braking, VSC?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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    tacomtn

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    Just regular speeds, about 25mph going around a turn, there's slight dip on the road, the VSC will activate and apply the brakes automatically or I'm assuming its the VSC. Tonight when this happened, it was actually rather scary as the car behind me had to slow suddenly also. I'm assuming when this happens, the brake lights are not coming on to alert others of the sudden slowing.

    This is a bad thing to have come on. Especially if I'm just cruising, not speeding, the truck suddenly slows, I can't control the speed, and the person behind has no idea I'm slowing. Bad idea for Toyota to have this.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Yes

    Sounds like a VSC engagement

    Did you hear beeping and the pedals pulsed like an ABS engagement ?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Yep. I just read there's a button to turn it off. Strange though when it activates like this when I'm not even speeding and no where near sliding or losing control. It actually makes it more dangerous in scenarios like this.

    If this is going to become a requirement on new vehicles, they need to have it activate the brake lights also.

    Interesting read:
    http://www.toyota.com/esq/articles/2010/VSC.html
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:43 AM
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  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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    no recalibration. Toyota does this I assume, free?
     
  6. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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    There is a pdf file in the first post of this thread that explains the recalibration of the skid control ecu , it helps but does not eliminate the issue .

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/41215-lift-vsc-answer.html

    The lift has changed the geometry of the vehicle , and it now has a higher centre of gravity , I also assume you put larger tires than stock on , all of these factors make the computer think you are going into a tailslide or roll over condition and it engages the VSC system .

    FWIW , I just have got in the habit of turning the VSC off when I start the truck . You hold the VSC ( car with skid marks ) button for approx 3-5 seconds until the VSC OFF light comes on .

    I had my recalibration done at the dealer .
     
  7. Oct 13, 2011 at 1:01 AM
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    Ah, yes. Recalibration is in order then. Did the dealer charge you for that?
     
  8. Oct 13, 2011 at 1:02 AM
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    No , but I copied that pdf file and gave it to the tech .
     
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