Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is it safe to drive your vehicle if the advancetrac light comes on?

asked by on

We have a 2013 ford edge, our advancetrac warning light came on while driving. Traveling today and concerned if we drive the vehicle will make the problem worse. And the yellow wrench light came on as well.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It is safe to drive the vehicle in this sit...

It is safe to drive the vehicle in this situation but only under certain circumstances. If the wheel bearings have failed, it would be wise to avoid driving the vehicle if possible as this can produce excessive heat and cause other parts to fail as well. If the issue is related to a wheel speed sensor or and ABS issue, it is ok to drive the vehicle and the warning light should have no affect on your driving. The AdvanceTrac system is only an extra feature to help the vehicle maintain traction and is not required for normal driving. Many vehicles are not available with traction control systems and are still safe to drive. If you would like to have your traction control system inspected consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to diagnose your issue.

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: Diffference between driver side and passanger side cv axle - 2001 ford escort zx2?

The drivers side axle will have a male end on the CV joint with a retainer clip that goes into the transaxle. The passenger side has a female end on the inner CV joint. Both axles outer CV joints have...

Q: Ac not working and car overheating

The two cooling fans are controlled by a fan controller which is mounted in the center of the engine, above the radiator. The fan controller controls the fan speeds depending on the signals from the engine control module input. A...

Q: need to know how to change a coolant bypass solenoid and where it is located. Can't find anything on the internet about this.

Just search for "Ford Escape 2013 coolant by-pass solenoid". The coolant by-solenoid is generally located on top of the engine. After you make that search you'll get a good point of view. The repair involves removing coolant from the engine....

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...