Q: VSC came on after changing spark plugs oil and air filter on my is 250 lexus

asked by on January 05, 2017

Yes my name is Joshua I have a is 250 AWD LEXUS 2006 I change the oil, oil filter and air filter spark plugs I used denzo spark plugs upper intake gaskets.. now my VSC with the check engine came on now and then when I back up my car kinds of shake now and when I go a certin speed the CEL starts to blink have had the car for four years and now this happen any help on this please thank you.

My car has 161000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Warning Light is on Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the traction control and check engine light might come on. There should not be a direct relation between the oil change and the warning lights. The spark plugs may be another story. If they were tightened down too hard the gap which creates the spark may be inhibited. This is easy to do when replacing them. With that being said, the computer is obviously detecting issues, and wants to tell you about them. The first thing you may want to do is have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. Use the information given there to help direct you in a path to resolve the issue. For help with this or any further diagnostics or repair work, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Burning smell from under the hood and I don't know what it is.

The smell of something burning could be many different problems from something stuck to the exhaust like a plastic bag to oil or coolant leaks on the engine. The smell comes into the passenger compartment through the air intake vents...

Car is still overheating - 2006 Acura TL

There is no bleed screw on the 2nd generation TLs. Bleed the cooling system with the nose of the car higher than the rear if possible let it heat up at an idle until the thermostat opens and allow all...

I have a 2010 Nissan altima it's given me a p1717 code and does not move can anyone help

I have checked this code and there is not a listing that code P1717 applies to this vehicle. You will need to have the computer scanned again and verify the codes stored. Once you get the correct code then let...

Recently purchased car can't pass a smog check

Hello! I would definitely advise having a basic inspection done before the vehicle is driven on a long trip. Any qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to inspect your misfiring issue and let you know if...

What name is given to the bearing after the wheel bearing on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent

In your application, the passenger side CV axle does not use a carrier (center support) bearing. The noise you are describing could be due to failure of the same wheel bearing (not a rare occurrence, please read below), or the...

08' Ford Fusion shifter stuck in park, flashing check engine light, sounds like air bubble in engine or sputtering when given gas

Hello, thank you for writing in. You are likely dealing with multiple problems at once, and only further testing will tell. The first step, due to the check engine light, is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. Use these...

Idle jumps up and down

Hello. If the Check Engine Light is coming on, then the first thing that would be helpful would be the computer codes. These can be retrieved with a scan tool. A mechanic would scan the computer first to get these...

Engine has a knocking sound, and temperature gauge overheating...BUT I can touch the radiator and engine is NOT hot

From what you've described, this is due to a stuck thermostat most likely. This is why the radiator is not getting a warm flow of coolant. I'd suggest having this looked at by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic....

Low oil light on even though I have oil in car.

Hello. The symbol that you are getting on the dash means that the computer has placed the engine in reduced power mode. This occurs as the engine computer tries to protect the engine from damage due to a condition it...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Catalytic Converter
Common signs include reduced engine performance, rattling sounds, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
P0646 OBD-II Trouble Code: A/C Clutch Relay Control Circuit Low
P0646 Code means The PCM has registered a fault in the A/C clutch relay control circuit due to a defective control relay or driver, or faulty wiring.
P2054 OBD-II Trouble Code: Reductant Injector Circuit Low Bank 1 Unit 2
P2054 P2054 trouble code definition Reductant Injector Circuit Low Bank 1 Unit 2 What the P2054 code means This code indicates a problem with the circuit that controls the reductant injector. The terms “circuit low” refers to a lower than...