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2007 S80 2.5T DSTC warning light on all the time

DSTC warning light on & will not go out.

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This indicate a problem has occured in the Dynamic Sstability And Traction Control System. You must get the system control module scanned for the fault code. There is a big problem with this system based on the number of complaints seen on line, average cost to repair is about $1000.00

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