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ESC not working

I noticed that the tires will spin "slip" in wet or sandy conditions the "ESC" light on the dash is not on like as it would be if turned off by dash switch. when I lived in NY on snow it would prevent the tires from spinning. this is a 2006 Sonata GLS V-6

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Your question is kind of jumbled, but I believe I had a similar problem. The ESC would not function properly and the button on the dash would not work sometimes. I took it to the dealership and they had to replace a speed sensor on one of my tires. That fixed the issue and maybe it would also fix yours. Hope this helps.

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