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Golf tdi 1.9 sport estate. traction control warning lamp illuminates after driving for about 5 just appears regardless of road or driving condition i.e. braking, accelerating, steering. When illuminated it does no effect the cars driveabilty in any way. If the engine is stopped the car can be driven for several miles before the lamp illuminates again. Checking the cars computor with a fault code reader has revealed no faults.

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Take the car to a VW main dealer and ask them to run a diagnostics report on it. This should tell you. Other companies are able to do the same tests for a cheaper cost, but I'd always prefer to take it to a main dealer.

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Hi i had a similar problem with a peugeot 607 it turned out to be a faulty brake light switch that was sometimes not working and so confusing the asr system. It also left no fault code but did activate the asr warning lamp when it was faulty. try checking the brake light switch for an intermittent fault. Hope this helps

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