When you get a new vehicle, it’s important to understand what all the buttons and lights mean. Even if you’ve owned a car for a while, perhaps an indicator pops up that you’ve never seen before. If you are wondering about the TRAC OFF light or button in your Toyota, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk you through what the button does and what it means when the indicator light shows up on your dashboard.
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Toyota TRAC OFF indicator meaning
If you notice the TRAC OFF light come on your Toyota dashboard, that means you have pressed the TRAC OFF button, likely located on the left side of the steering wheel. Whether you pushed the button on purpose or on accident, it disables your vehicles TRAC (traction control) and/or VSC (vehicle stability control) systems. The VSC indicator looks like a vehicle sliding with the word OFF.
When should you turn off TRAC?
When your Toyota gets stuck in snow or mud, you may need to disable TRAC or VSC. The systems may reduce power transferred from the engine to the wheels, which is not ideal when you’re stuck. Disabling the systems can make it easier to rock your vehicle and free it from the snow or mud. To turn it off, all you need to do is press the TRAC OFF button. You will know you were successful when the TRAC OFF indicator pops up on your dashboard. Simply push the button again to turn it back on.
Are you wondering about other indicators or buttons in your Toyota? Feel free to get in touch with our team at Toyota Vacaville or contact your local Toyota dealer for more information.