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Low traction light is on and i am not driving the car.

I started my 2001 Buick Century this evening and my low trac flashed 3 times and went off. What is this all about.

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Most probably a wheel speed sensor. If you had a scanner you could run the codes and find which one, many time in wet and icy weather they will get a bad connection or the snow and ice get clogged up around them. I hope this helps you! Merry Christmas!

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Low trac 2001 Buick Century

Your the first in 3 years to ask if you should park it

Very good question & best way to think

You can drive it until you check for codes
& then have the ABS Braking System diagnosed
as trac control is a near useless part of it.

May just have a bad Wheel Speed Sensor

Nov 24, 2012 | Buick Century Cars & Trucks

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The rear wheels only literally lock up and the lights on my dash are in orange on the right it says Trac Off. On the right of my dash it says - Anti Lock. This has happened to me 3 times - - my vin #...

Well Carol, to be quite honest, your problem is not easy to DIY and it probably won't be super cheap to fix. The "Trac OFF" light indicates that the Traction Control is not on or not functioning properly. This usually means that the TCM or Traction Control Module is bad. The "Anti Lock" light indicates that you most likely have one or more wheel sensors that are bad, or the ABS (Antilock Breaking System) has a bad module. You may also want to check out some forums on the buick century. It seems as thought the problems you are experiencing, are quite common in the Buick Century. Here are a few links that may help you narrow it down and possibly find a manufacturers recall on the problem. Hope this helps.




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My 2005 chevy cavalier has a service engine, abs, and trac off light on. sometimes the low trac light comes on when in the reverse position, then switches to the 3 lights when put in the drive position....

The ABS and traction off lights usually indicate a bad wheel speed sensor. I can't remember if the service light came on the three times mine went. The most common one to fail is the left front.

Try this cheap fix first.

Remove the left front wheel speed sensor, clean and reinstall it. They are magnetic and some times road debris will block the sensor. If that was the problem the ABS and traction lights will go off when you start the car.

Your second option is to have the shop scan the vehicle trouble codes, usually this costs an hours labor.

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Service Vehicle, Trac Off, & ABS lights 2001 Buick Century.

I just put in new fron pads in my 2000 buick century and the track off and the anti lock brake light and the service engine soon stays on

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Antilock and trac off light is on

these lights are on to alert you to the fact the system has been disabled due to a fault, to find out what the fault is u must have the ABC/Traction control module tested for fault codes.

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A bytton in my car an when i push it the letters trac on

the button is for a feature call low traction , when the low trac light is on ( on the dashboard ) the traction control system is off. when you press the button again the light should go off ( low trac. on) I leave mine on all the time. it works with the antilock brake system. if the computer detects that the wheels are starting to slip or slide , it cycles abs on and off quickly to help you remain in control of car, feature is more designed for driving on icey roads. Just leave low trac. on and dont worry about it ( no trac, light on dash) hope this helps S.R. Peace

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Turn ignition to run position,go to fuse panel right hand of vehicle,push and hold reset button for 5 seconds,low pressure light will flash 3 times,start car it should turn off the low pressure light.

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your traction control works off of the abs unit did your abs light come on also? if there is a problem with the abs it will shut off the traction control. might wanna have the abs system scanned for trouble is also possible the conditions you were driving in caused erratic readings so if it has not come back on it is probably ok

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