Toyota Repair/vsc lite


2009 Toyota Avalon limited, vsc panel lite came on, no other lites. is this a serious problem and can I drive the car on a scheduled vacation severel  hundred miles each way. I was planning to leave tomorrow?

The vsc light is on due to a malfunction with the skid control system, as long as the light is on you will not have this feature working. To give you a more precise answer I will need to know what the trouble codes in the system are, there quite a few possibilities, wheel speed sensor, underinflated tire, yaw rate and deceleration sensor failure, steering angle sensor.

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