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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Angle Sensor
Common signs include the Traction Control Light coming on, steering wheel feeling loose, and the car driving differently after a front end alignment.
What Does the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light Mean?
The ESC warning light is designed to help drivers in case they lose steering control, by retaining control of the brakes and engine power in the car.

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ESC lights coming on.
I would ask for help from a mechanic with a scan tool who can read what codes are in the vehicle's computer. These will tell him where to start the diagnosis on your vehicle. The ESC light signals that there...
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Car stopped working suddenly, cannot be moved
Hello. It sounds like the battery has low voltage and this is causing the car’s system to shut down. It is possible that the water from the car wash could have gotten into the fuse box and shorted out some...
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My vans ESC off Light keeps coming on
Hello. The cause of the Check Engine Light will likely also be the cause for the ESC light. If the engine computer sees a problem, it will disable the ESC. Your car's throttle is controlled by the engine's computer (PCM)....
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Brake lights
If you did not check the bulbs themselves before changing the brake light switch, you might want to start there. Blown brake light bulbs can actually cause the ESC light to come on, so make sure that the bulbs are...
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The Adaptive stability control went out on my car I took it to a local mechanic he said he thinks the throttle is going bad he unh
Unfortunately, the cause of your concern cannot be determined without visual inspection and further testing. While it is possible that your throttle position sensor may be faulty, it is more than likely that it could be a wheel speed sensor...
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Warning lights blinking irregularly on 2012 Hyundai Veracruz
On most vehicles, when a warning light is illuminated the system may have experienced a fault and will generally store a fault code. Sometimes the fault code will remain stored even if the system does not detect the problem anymore....
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what do i need to do when my tire pressure, electric steering and vehicle stability lights come on
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Multiple new problems after collision repair
When there are problems that were not there before an accident that show up after repairs are done, then the problems may have been due to the last repairs. However, you know best if any of the problems are new....
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Warped rotars
Hello. I will be glad to help you with your question. There is no failure mode of the ESC system that would cause, or lead to, warped rotors. The only explanations for a problem of that sort is continuous, or...
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Brake, ABS, DSC, Check Engine Light - 2001 BMW 325
If you visited a smaller local repair shop or a garage chain, you may want to take the car to the dealer where they have the proper equipment to extract the fault coes from the system. These mechanics are specialized...
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Multiple warning lights due to electronic control module - 2009 Kia Borrego
As the problem is fairly uncommon, it is likely the engine ecu did experience a processing failure and caused many warning lights to illuminate once the computer lost communication with the other systems. All of the systems where warnings came...
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P2173 error code related to AIR DOOR ACTUATOR?
Hello. The ETC and ESC lights are likely not related to your air door actuator. The air door actuator is an AC component, and not really connected to the electronic throttle control or stability control systems. The ETC light usually...
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Service stabilizer and traction control warning is on.
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Stabilitrak
Your car is equipped with what are called wheel speed sensors which monitor the speed of the wheels at all four corners. When they detect that wheel speed is out of the ordinary in a given set of conditions, this...
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Service stabilitrak and service traction control
Hello. The stability control and traction control warning lights can trigger for several reasons. The first step you will want to take will be to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This will tell you what about the...
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Car powers down & says service traction & ESC Light
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning LightThe Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system or the Traction Control System (TCS) indicator/warning light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the system is working normally the indicator light goes...
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Service ESC
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is your car's traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic...
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After installing 2 new tires on the rear, the ESC Active light routinely comes on.
This is common anytime the wheels and tires are removed. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system...
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My ESC light comes on and I have to wait 45 minutes before I can start the car
Electronic Stabilization Control detects critical situations at an early stage, and takes action to stop skidding and help bring your car safely back under control. Check the wheel sensors for proper operation. Make sure that the sensors are plugged in...

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