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Traction Control Light is on Inspection Service

The traction control system in your vehicle exists as a driving aid during adverse conditions, such as rain, snow, ice, or poorly maintained roads. When the system is not working, it will illuminate a warning light on the dashboard cluster.

What it looks like:

The traction control warning light typically takes the form of the acronym “TC.” Sometimes this light is a small illuminated picture of a car losing control.

How this system works:

Traction control uses wheel speed sensors to detect when one or more of the car’s wheels lose grip and traction. When the system registers a loss of traction in one or more of the wheels, a computer will limit power to the wheels that are still in solid contact with the road to prevent a skid.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • ABS is malfunctioning: Traction control and ABS (anti-lock braking system) often share the same control module and internal self-diagnostics system. As a result, sometimes an issue in the ABS can trigger the traction control light. If this is the case, then both the ABS and Traction Control lights will be on.

  • Broken wheel speed sensors: Wheel speed sensors are usually in the wheel bearing assembly, and determine the rate at which each wheel is moving. The sensors relay that information to the traction control module, which determines whether or not power needs to be shifted. Wheel speed sensors can get dirty or damaged and stop working, which prohibits the traction control module from knowing when to enable the system.

  • Traction control module is faulty: The traction control module – which, again, is often shared with the ABS – can malfunction and break altogether, causing the system to stop working.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the traction control issue, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

It’s important to have the traction control issue investigated as soon as possible, as adverse driving conditions can arise at any time. While your car is unlikely to incur further damage from a faulty traction control system, it won’t be safe to drive in rain, snow, sleet, or other inclement weather, or even possibly through pools of water on the road. Furthermore, the issue that is causing the traction control light to illuminate could also be impacting the ABS.


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Gustavo

17 years of experience
405 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Pontiac Grand Prix V8-5.3L - Traction Control Light is on Inspection - New Braunfels, Texas
Outstanding!!!! He made phone contact with me twice before the appointment which is a triple plus in my book. If COVID was not going around, I would've given him the biggest hug! He made my day and I was there was more than saying it and thanking him to show my deepest appreciation for him.

John

27 years of experience
1019 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Lexus LS460 V8-4.6L - Traction Control Light is on - Houston, Texas
Had the best experience with John. He was very professional and had lots of knowledge concerning my vehicle. He was also very honest and straightforward.

Dameron

17 years of experience
171 reviews
Dameron
17 years of experience
Chevrolet HHR L4-2.4L - Traction Control Light is on Inspection - Indianapolis, Indiana
Very kind and patient. Answered all if my questions and showed me where the problem laid and how to fix it.

Michael

36 years of experience
71 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner V6-3.4L - Traction Control Light is on - San Antonio, Texas
I can't even begin to express our gratitude toward Mr. Michael Smith. He is one of a kind human being, super knowledgeable about cars. He takes his time and explains in plain English want is happening to the car and tells you exactly want is needed. Nowadays it's hard to find someone whom you can trust, but Michael is a person whom makes you feel you can trust him by answering all your questions. My son and I were very very impressed by him and will definitely use him again and we will refer him to all our friends and family. Thank you for hiring Mr. Michael Smith! He is Grade A Choice!

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