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Is it Safe to Drive With the Traction Control (TCS) Light On?
The Traction Control Light indicates your car's traction control system is active. Traction control is necessary to maintain grip in slick conditions.
How to Replace a Traction Control Module
The traction control module (TCM) can reduce engine power or apply braking to an individual wheel to prevent wheel spin in rain, ice, or snow.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Traction Control Switch
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, car braking inconsistently, and the traction control switch not depressing.
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.
How Long Does a Traction Control Switch Last?
Traction Traction control helps to prevent the vehicle from losing traction while you are driving down the road. The traction control system is turned on when the throttle input and engine torque do not match the road surface conditions. Some...
How Long Does a Traction Control Module Last?
The The traction control in your vehicle assists you in driving on slippery surfaces and helps your wheels keep traction on the road. The system is normally activated when the throttle input and engine torque do not match the surface...

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Why is my VSC light on?
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Traction Control System
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Traction Control and ABS lights on
Hello there! The illumination of these warning lights indicates a system shutdown because of some malfunction. Since the Traction Control and ABS systems share many sensors, the fault may have to do with a sensor that is tied to both...
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ABS and Traction lights on
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Regarding the ABS light and traction control lights coming on - on snowy road. Is it safe to drive the car.?
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Service advance trac light is on, anything I can do before I take it somewhere? No mechanic experience
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My truck keeps havi,g reduced engine power and saying service stability track,and traction control off. What could this be
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I have a 2004 nissan quest van my v.d.c. light won't go off can u tell me any suggestions?
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So my traction control light was flashing on the highway then stayed on I pulled over turned off the car checked my wheels I didn'
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