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What does the service AdvanceTrac® warning mean in the message center?
AvanceTrac is the electronic stability control (ESC) system used in Ford vehicles. It may also be referred to as “traction control” or “vehicle dynamic control” is other vehicle models. This system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages...
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What does the AdvanceTrac® Light mean on the dash?
Your car is equipped with an advanced traction and stability control system called AdvanceTrac®. The system is always on unless you manually turn it off. The AdvanceTrac® Light should come on in the dash when you first crank the engine...
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What does the AdvanceTrac® Off Light mean on the dash?
While your car’s traction control system is designed to stay on at all times, there may actually be times that you need to turn it off. For instance, turning off the AdvanceTrac® system when you are stuck in mud or...
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What indicates that the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is active?
While you shouldn’t notice much when the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ activates, you may feel some sensations depending on what the system is doing and what the driving conditions are. Here’s what you should know: During Self-Check The traction...
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What does the AdvanceTrac® light mean on the dash?
Your car is equipped with an Advanced Traction and Stability Control system called AdvanceTrac®. If the AdvanceTrac® light comes on in your dash, it means one of two things: It comes on when you first crank the engine while...
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What does the AdvanceTrac® Off light mean in the dash?
The AdvanceTrac® system is Ford’s stability and traction control solution for your car. It’s automatically turned on every time you start the engine. The system is designed to help provide better traction during driving on slippery roads (rain, snow, etc.)....
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What could happen if AdvanceTrac isn't serviced
Advancetrac is just your traction control system and is not necessarily a safety issue. This is an optional feature for driving a car. Although many vehicles come with this feature standard it is not necessary for normal driving. If you...
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Service AdvanceTrac Warning
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a known issue in the Ford F150 that is usually caused by the steering column control module going bad. This is what controls this and can be purchased for around $60. If you...
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Steering wheel hard to turn after alternator replacement
Have the system scanned to see what is causing the light to turn on first. The low voltage conditions might have caused the problem and would need diagnosis of the code to fix the issue. Your power steering pump may...
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Display shows "Service AdvanceTrac", what does that mean?
AdvanceTrac is the traction control system that is used in Ford vehicles. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the traction control system, which...
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What do i do if the ABS indicator light and the Stability Control light both stay on?
The ABS and AdvanceTrac systems share the same sensors and can turn on the service lights for both systems at the same time if there is a problem in one of the systems. When the ABS or AdvanceTrac light is...
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I drove the car fast, and then the Service Advance Trac came on. Then I drove the car slow for about 10 min and the message disappeared.
Hi there. The Advance Trac may have came on for a dirty wheel speed sensor. You could have driven through a puddle or on a bumpy road that caused debris to fall onto the sensor causing it to be tripped...

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