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ASR Light I recently had the shop I use replace a rear wheel bearing. Just prior to doing this the ASR light came on and went off (with reduced power, jerky etc). I also had within the precious month replace the rear disc brakes myself (work great). Now when I'm in bumper to bumper traffice the ASR will come on intermittently; if I turn off and restart it clears and car back to normal. Could I have damage or loosened a wheel sensor? (honestly didn't even see them)

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  • upside123 Nov 06, 2008

    I have a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta (turbo). I have the exact same problem with the ASR light coming on suddenly and then the car jerking. It occurs unexpectedly, usually in heavy traffic when I am required to brake and stop repeatedly. When the light comes on, then the car will shake or **** violently after I accelerate past 20km/h and then again around 40km/h and 60km/h. After that, i.e. past 60km/h, the car is fine so long as I maintain a speed in excess of 60km/h. However, once I slow down and accelerate again, the same problems occur. The only thing that fixes the problem is turning off the engine and starting again. This is difficult on a highway. I have brought the car in twice for service and have been told that there is no problem. I suggested it was an ignition coil problem but was told it was fine.

  • ralph_p1 Nov 22, 2008

    I'm having the same problem and every time I go to the mechanic it doesn't happen? 2002 jetta 1.8turbo

  • Blue Gretta Dec 04, 2008

    Same problem here. It usually happens when I'm almost home (from a 45 minute commute) and hitting congested traffic. I took it in and all they found wrong was a vacuum hose leak. They fixed it and that seemed to work for about a month. However, it started doing it again the other day. I've found that if I try to accelerate and decelerate smoothly (i.e. not requiring turbo action), it won't make the ASR light come on and the jerking won't happen. But I still feel uneasy about either the turbo or transmission. It feels like there is hesitation in switching gears when I'm at low speeds. Please no transmission problems!!!

  • 2003 jetta Feb 01, 2009

    I have the SAME problem! 2003 Jetta Turbo. It's happened four times in the last 4 weeks. The ASR light comes on and whenever the automatic shifting occurs, it violently clunks and lurches... you related it to speeds, I found it's when it changes gears. I discovered I could turn off the engine and when I restart, it's fine. The third time it happened, I took it to the dealer. Of course, I had turned off and restarted the engine to get there. They scanned it for errors (some computerized system) and it said there were NO errors. They said I'd have to have the problem actually occuring for them to be able to tell me what it was. So, the fourth time it happened, I drove it 6 miles using the least amount of shifting I could (put it in manual shifting mode and left it in 3rd most of the time). When I got to the dealer, the mechanic rode in the car with me and heard/saw/felt the problem. 6 hours later (apparently the fault detector didn't help them) they called and said they had talked to Volkswagen tech support and they are "pretty sure" it is some type of "modulator" that is INSIDE the transmission. VW does not use VW transmissions. The dealers don't work on them here in the U.S. They want to ship my transmission to Germany for the original transmission company to open it, fix the modulator and close it back up and ship it back to the U.S. That will cost about $4000.00, then another $1000.00 to the dealer to reinstall. They did say that they can apply for some special thing that VW has where they will pay for half of the German part ($2000.00). That sort of tells me they see some responsibility in this. Please keep me posted on how the problem progresses.

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Replace the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, clear the codes, and perform a throttle body alignment (TBA). You will need the dealer to do it or find someone with a VAG-COM (see www.ross-tech.com) and do it yourself.

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Has anyone found a solution yet?

My 2002 1.8 T Jetta just started doing this last week. Had the MAF replaced and all appeared ok. After 10 miles, the ASR kicked on and the jerky gear shifting began...

I only have 53k miles on this -- WTH???

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  • geemtriste Nov 24, 2009

    Sorry, I'm new to this, and didn't mean to write my comment as a solution:P


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ASR only operates in conjunction with the electronic accelerator (E-gas) and uses components of the anti-lock braking system (ABS). If one wheel suddenly begins to rotate faster than the others (slip), ASR intervenes in the engine management system and reduces power until the wheel stops spinning.
The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. ESP system includes the ABS system.


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ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system.
When ASR warning light blinking the system is activated itself for car acceleration skid control.


For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.

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The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

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The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

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The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

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ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system.
When ASR warning light blinking the system is activated itself for car acceleration skid control.


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For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.

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The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

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For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.

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The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.

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ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system.
When ASR warning light blinking the system is activated itself for car acceleration skid control.
For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.

tdisline_191.jpg
ASR only operates in conjunction with the electronic accelerator (E-gas) and uses components of the anti-lock braking system (ABS). If one wheel suddenly begins to rotate faster than the others (slip), ASR intervenes in the engine management system and reduces power until the wheel stops spinning.
The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.


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It's the ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system warning light!
For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.

tdisline_169.jpg


ASR only operates in conjunction with the electronic accelerator (E-gas) and uses components of the anti-lock braking system (ABS). If one wheel suddenly begins to rotate faster than the others (slip), ASR intervenes in the engine management system and reduces power until the wheel stops spinning.
The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.


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