Traction control light on, brakes engage brake system 201...

Q: Traction control light on, brakes engage

asked by on July 25, 2016

I have this problem when I turn the car on. The dashboard would show traction control light on. Also, the brakes would engage. This happens when I start the car and shift it to drive. What is causing this?

A few different faults can cause this sort of malfunction. The most likely would be the ABS control module, traction control sensor failure, traction control module, or a wiring fault. Any of these issues are causing the car’s computer to sense a problem and apply the brakes. The vehicle should not be driven until it can be repaired. I recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose the Traction Control Light and perform any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

Got hit by the gas tank on a 2000 nissan maxima now axel looks bent. What else might be broken

Hello, thank you for writing in. In the area of the fuel tank and axle, there are likely fuel and brake lines to be concerned about. This is in addition to the components related to the wheel, axle, and fuel...

Why would there by oil leaking from my intercooler 2010 Nissan Frontier

Hello. If you have oil coming from the charge tube at the intercooler then the area needs to be cleaned and checked for further leakage. If there is oil in that area then it is typically due to a turbo...

Had new Mass airflow sensor put on an now I'm getting a code p0171 what could it be

This relates to a lean fuel condition which can be caused by many different things such as: Intake air leaks Faulty front heated oxygen sensor Ignition misfiring Faulty fuel injectors Exhaust gas leaks Incorrect fuel pressure Lack of fuel...

Related articles

Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?
Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so...
What is Brake Fade?
Brake fade is the temporary loss or reduction of full brake power. Learn how to reduce the chances of it happening to you.
Why You Should Always Set the Parking Brake
Do you need to use the parking brake (also called the emergency or handbrake) every time you park your car,...