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How Long Does a Yaw Rate Sensor Last?
While taking a curve at a high rate of speed seems like fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Luckily, there are a number of systems on a car that can...
How to Buy a Good Quality Wheel Speed Sensor
For vehicles that have anti-lock brakes, the wheel speed sensor plays an important role. They work together with the electronic stability control system that is found on so many vehicles today....
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Yaw Rate Sensor
Common signs include the Check Engine Light, Vehicle Stability, or Traction Control Lights coming on and the Stability Control Light flashing.
How Long Does a Steering Angle Sensor Last?
Once upon a time, your car’s steering system was pretty straightforward. Today, this isn't really the case. As more and more electronic systems are added to our vehicles to enhance stability,...
How Long Do Stabilizer Bar Bushings Last?
A stabilizer bar is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a metal bar that helps to stabilize your car. It plays a significant role in handling, particularly around sharp turns....
How to Replace a Yaw Rate Sensor
Yaw rate sensors monitor traction, stability, and the anti-lock braking system to alert you when the car tilts at an unsafe degree.

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Check engine, VSC, and the red triangle and another light is on
While the car may be safe to drive, I would not recommend driving it with these codes on as many of these can cause a chain reaction of issues when one component is failing. I suggest having a local expert,...
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Steering noise, brake failure, dash lights on - 2004 Cadillac XLR
GM issued several service bulletins which appear to deal with this scenario (TSB Service Bulletin Number: 10342498 &10574399 ). Check with your Cadillac dealer.
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Warning lights appear and car goes into limp mode
Hello. Limp mode is a feature that was set in place to protect the engine and/or transmission from further damage, and to give the driver enough time to get off the road in the event of a serious engine malfunction....
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Brake light warning and Stabikitrack lights continue to come in when driving.
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Buick Enclave. You may have one or more wheel speed sensors giving erratic readings. I would recommend having the system scanned to get the codes to see what sensor is causing...
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my vsc lights and trac off light comes on and when iput off the car and on again it goes off and then comes back after a while.
Hey there. 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...
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Small bump caused rear-end suspension & stabilization bar damage
This sounds interesting. I have not experienced such a situation before. I can't imagine a small bump causing such damage unless the vehicle crossed over the object with the rear end and possibly bent something. You may want to at...
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My VDC light came on while driving
Your Sentra is equipped with a stability and traction control system called the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). The VDC system is designed to provide better traction during slippery driving by reducing engine output. This reduces wheel spin and can help...
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Service ABS System, Traction Control System and Service Stability System
Hello. These systems are interconnected, since both of them can control individual wheel brake functions when operating. It is likely that one of the speed sensors are failing. To have this verified, have a qualified professional, like one from YourMechanic,...
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Dynamic Stability Control light on and stuck in 3rd gear
There is likely a wheel speed sensor issue causing the DSC light to be on. It also sounds like your transmission is in "limp' mode - being stuck in 3rd gear. The problem codes, and professional interpretation, will provide more...
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Electronic stability control engages in minivan 1 of 100 times
There are 2 Mercury Technical Service Bulletins relating to this complaint (but no Recalls). The TSB numbers are 06218 and 071011. Contact your local Mercury dealer for further information on the fix and approximate cost (if any).
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VSC came on after changing spark plugs oil and air filter on my is 250 lexus
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the traction control and check engine light might come on. There should not be a direct relation between the oil change and the warning lights. The spark plugs may...
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VSA problem
Hi there. The VSA light is on indicating that the traction control is active. This will turn on the brake system and try to control the vehicle in the event a tire will slip. The wheel sensor on the left...
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Stability Light came and Check Engine Light came on. I have a misfire on number 6 plugs.
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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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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Engine misfire, StabiliTrak wiring problem 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
Hello - these are likely unrelated problems - although all frustrating. The engine misfire will require further diagnosis based on ignition codes. There was likely another problem code - perhaps for an ignition coil or misfiring plugs issue. It is...
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VSA and engine lights both come on when I excelerate the car and it runs rough.
Hi there. The VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) is on for an issue that deals with the engine load. Check the codes that are stored or pending in the ECM (computer) since the check engine light is on. The code should...
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VSA coming on repeatedlyfor several times then off for several weeks then coming on again.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The VSA warning light relates to the vehicle stability control system. It functions with the ABS system to keep the vehicle on the road in difficult driving conditions. There are multiple sensors and systems...
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Should the "VDC" light be on or off? 2012 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - when the "VDC" light is illuminated on your dashboard, that means that Vehicle Dynamic Control is "OFF". It should be "ON" normally, so that it automatically steps in to reduce power when wheel spin is detected during...
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I was driving the car a few minutes ago the vsa and abs light came on in the dash i turnt the car off to reset it but now it start
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle goes into a safety mode when certain components do not pass the system tests that are run when the car is started. Since the codes were set the last time the vehicle...
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Car says service stabilitrak and has a knocking noise.
The light could have come on for the brake fluid could be low and causing the system to see that the brakes are not safe. For the engine loosing power and making a knocking noise, there could be a misfire...

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