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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....

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Message showing up on my dash board
Hi there. These lights are turning on because the computer is trying to control the vehicle because it detects a wheel that is slipping or has some instability. Most of the time, this is caused by a bad wheel speed...
Oil pressure drops to 0 "stabilitrak" issue across message center traction control shuts off but oil sending unit was just replaced
The first thing to do is to have the Check Engine Light scanned to see what code is stored. Once this is done, then the code should be diagnosed to see if it has anything to do with the previous...
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,...
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.
After jump-starting, warning lights came on
If you are having random electrical problems that don't seem to be related to the car not starting, it is likely that you have an alternator failure with your Mercedes E500. When an alternator fails, it can cause all sorts...
ESC Off light came on and continued showing
This light is indicating a logged fault in the stability control system on your 2009 Kia Rondo. Common issues are generally wheel speed sensor failures, but this can be determined by having the faults read out of the ESC module....
Difficult to control in wind and veers above 60 mph
Hello there. This sounds like a more unusual situation. Ford uses the rollover stability control system as an additional safety feature to help prevent rollovers. A bit of body movement in normal wind speeds would not be abnormal. It should...
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...
Car pulls to the right after tire rotation and balancing
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Infiniti EX35. A pull to the right is not normal. If the alignment is in specification, then the frame needs to be checked as it may not be straight. If it is, then...
Dashboard warning lights come on during acceleration
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Infiniti EX35. It sounds like one of your sensors for the system is reading incorrectly. I usually check the tires first as an odd tire on the car will cause this. If the...
Slowing pull to right
The ESP means there is a fault detected in the stability system. Wheel speed sensors are a common cause of ESP issues and most likely will log a fault. The faults should be read out of the ESP module. Another...
ABS Brakes VSC
That is a code for the yaw rate sensor. It may be able to be cleared after a zero point calibration is carried out on the yaw rate sensor with a scan tool capable of resetting the yaw rate sensor....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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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