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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 10/09/12 5:57 pm PST

    There's really no code for 'engine failure" so before you freak out here it's time to get some rational diagnosis from the dealer.


    A misfire might indeed overheat the catalytic converter and cause a flashing engine light and stalling but unless they've done a compression test or cylinder leakdown test they really don't know the condition of your engine.

    By no means act on this level of paltry information. Any diagnosis of "engine failure' should be accompanied by quantitative (printed out) data and preferably, even a 2nd opinion.


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  • MrShift@Edmunds 10/09/12 5:57 pm PST

    There's really no code for 'engine failure" so before you freak out here it's time to get some rational diagnosis from the dealer.


    A misfire might indeed overheat the catalytic converter and cause a flashing engine light and stalling but unless they've done a compression test or cylinder leakdown test they really don't know the condition of your engine.

    By no means act on this level of paltry information. Any diagnosis of "engine failure' should be accompanied by quantitative (printed out) data and preferably, even a 2nd opinion.


  • milissa1 10/25/12 11:47 am PST

    I have the same problem with the VSC, Track Off lights, and the shaking in my 2004 Sienna. I have been in PepBoys, Toyota and they do not know what it is.

    Please let me know if you problem has been fixed.

    Thanks

    Milissa

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