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Q: Service Traction ESC light came on, What is this?

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I don't know what this message coming on means. I have had know problems with the car.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The ESC light indicates that there is a pro...

The ESC light indicates that there is a problem with the Electronic Stability Control. Many times this is caused by a failing wheel speed sensor. Have the vehicle scanned and diagnostic trouble codes read to help indicate if a sensor is at fault or another issue. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to determine the exact cause of the warning light and perform the repairs needed.

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