Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What indicates that the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is active?

asked by on

What indicates that the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is active?

While you shouldn’t notice much when the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ activates, you may feel some sensations depending on what the system is doing and what the driving conditions are. Here’s what you should know:

During Self-Check

The traction control and stability system on your car will conduct a self-check when you first start the engine. It’s normal to hear a grinding or rumbling noise, as well as feel a slight movement in the brake pedal.

Active

When the traction and stability control system activates because of driving conditions, you may notice a number of different things, including the following:

  • Vehicle slows down a little
  • The TCS light on the dash may flash
  • The brake pedal may vibrate
  • The brake pedal may move on its own if you’re not pressing on it and serious driving conditions exist
  • You may hear air from under the gauge cluster (this is normal)
  • You may feel additional stiffness in the brake pedal
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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • What indicates that the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is active?

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: What is the vehicle stability assist?

Your car has a stability assist system built into it (VSA). You might be more familiar with this as “electronic stability control,” but they both refer to the same thing. The VSA is a system designed to enhance...

Q: were is the can seal on a 2.3 ranger motor

Hi there. It's possible that your oil leak is coming from the timing cover gasket being damaged or the crankshaft seal. You can have professional mobile mechanic complete a fluid / oil leak inspection to pinpoint the source of your...

Q: What does the loose fuel cap warning indicator mean?

Your Altima has a pretty advanced computer system capable of monitoring various systems and alerting you to problems. One of the most common issues with any vehicle is leaving the gas cap loose (or off completely). This allows fuel vapors...

Related articles

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...
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.