Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Traction Control System

asked by on

I have just purchased a used 2013 Corolla with 63000 kms. Sometimes when turning with the traction control on, the loss of traction light flashes and a noise comes from front of car . The noise sounds like as if a tire is scraping on the plastic inner fender liner. noise happens for only short time less than 10 secs.

Hi There, It sounds like there may be something rubbing on the inner fender well causing the noise. In the process of this happening, this may also be causing the wheel speed sensor to detect the vibration as this happens which may be relaying an abnormal condition to the traction control module. When this happens, this relay causes the traction control light to come on. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to inspect your car to determine what may be causing this to happen.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hello i have a 1994 celica and I located my fuel pump relay is there anyway I can just reset it instead of buying a new one to

The relay is automatic reset and if it is not making contact then it needs replaced with a new one. The internal contacts may be bad and not making good connection. You cannot manually reset it.

Q: anyway someone can call me 5306468209

Unfortunately, there is no question here to answer. If you have a question you would like answered by a qualified professional please visit yourmechanic.com and click on the ask a mechanic link to ask your question.

Q: my neighbor took car to mechanic, to replace struts, all four, parts and labors around 1300 dollars. reasonable?

The price for parts and labor to replace all 4 strut assemblies and alignment after installation of parts is very reasonable at $1300. When I look up labor the two front struts labor is about 4 hours and the rear...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.