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Difficulty shifting in reverse, ESP and Speedtronic inoperable
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Mercedes Benz E550. This is a common issue on many Mercedes models. Sometimes simply shutting the car off and removing the key and waiting for 20-30 seconds before re-starting eliminates the problem. Alternatively,...
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Throttle suddenly goes out
Hi there, thank you for asking about your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG. This is usually caused by a failing throttle body. The throttle motor or sensor fails and will cause this to occur. If the motor cannot move the throttle...
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Yaw rate sensor faulty
Hi. Other ML320 owners have reported similar symptoms. Although it is a rare occurrence, it is something that should be repaired. Replacing the yaw sensor does fix the issue, so it is most likely the culprit, especially if there is...
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Seven warnings came on, can't shift from park to drive - 2001 Mercedes Benz CL600
Hello. From the symptoms you describe it would appear that your vehicle may possibly have a faulty stoplight switch. The stoplight switch lets the computer know that the brakes are being applied, so that the vehicle can be safely shifted....
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Car shut off and back on, ESP light on
Not sure if the ESP system is related to stalling issue but the stability control system is reliant on several sensors for proper operation. It could be the brake light switch, which is a common failure along with the wheel...
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Dash lights stayed on despite several parts were replaced
Since the steering column was opened, and you not only have faults showing in the ESP, ABS, and BAS systems with the indicator lights, but you also have the SRS light on as well, I am inclined to believe that...
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Throttle position sensor needs resetting
The ESP system may have a bad ground on the left hand shock tower causing the problem to happen intermittently. I recommend seeking a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come and test your vehicle for you and...
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BAS/ESP light coming on
Your vehicle may be having an issue with the connections to the brake sensor. The connections may have corrosion which will make the system go into failure mode, intermittently causing the throttle to not respond. I recommend having your brake...
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Ford st 3 2007
Be sure the tires are of the recommended size for the vehicle. If the wrong size tires were fitted, it can make the ESP system think two wheels are spinning faster than the other two and reduce power, apply brakes,...
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What could cause my ESP light and ETC light to come on while driving?
The ETC is your electronic throttle control which is usually related to a low voltage problem. Start by having the voltage to the unit checked. The ESP light is the electronic stability light which can also have problems when there...
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Loud grinding and thumping
Hello. It is possible that your axle is worn out, but it is unusual for an axle to grind. What is more likely is that the right front caliper is locking up, or that a wheel bearing has gone bad....
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Lights coming on and shaking of the car
Hi, thanks for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of your car, it is hard to give guidance on what the issue may be. Luckily since the warning lights have triggered, this means that a diagnostic trouble code...
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Car hesitates to start check engine light and VSA light comes on car has no power only gets up to 45 and crawls going uphill 2008 Honda Accord
Hi there - the Vehicle Stability Assist system utilizes wheel speed sensors, and your cars anti-skid braking system to assist with car control in extreme cornering or braking circumstances. It also reduces engine power to moderate vehicle behavior. Check the...
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ESP Light and column electrical failures after a sharp turn.
That must have been one hard turn! The ESP light is for the Electronic Stability Program: a system built into your braking system to help prevent the car from going out of control in a sharp turn. You could have...
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Esp warning light came on after washing car.
Hi there. Check the ABS controller for any bare wires or loose connectors. What may have happened is the controller could have gotten wet and caused a terminal to short due to the water. If everything is dry, then the...
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ESP stability control light is on.
Hi there. If the vehicle was jolted hard on the front end when the vehicle hit a pole, then the Electronic Stability Motor may have had a harsh force applied to it causing the motor to either fail or become...
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Hi I have a 2009 Nissan xtrail. I recently had the engine light come on and stay on along with the esp light on as well.
Best to check the computer for any pending or stored codes related to the ESP system. There could be a faulty ABS wheel speed sensor or the reluctor wheel to the wheel speed sensor could have moved making the wheel...
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I was in a car accident with my 2014 Chevy cruze and I was hit on the rear driver side. My drivers rear tire's rim has a small dent.
Hi there. The light came on for the wheel is spinning on a different path than the reluctor ring can pick up on the wheel speed sensor. The wheel could be bent and causing the wheel hub to be bent...
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Hi.I have a 2006 Dodge Magnum. My ESP light came on and my car won't go over 35 mph.
Hi there. The Electronic Stability Program light is on for the one or more of the wheel speed sensors are picking up a wheel that is spinning too fast. If the rear wheels spun out, then the system will become...
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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.
Hi there. Check the brakes and the wheel speed sensors to see if the are damaged or worn causing the ESP light to come on. A worn brake pad can cause the ESP light to come on as the wheel...

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