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Traction control driving up or down hill, at about 40-60mph my friends car slips seems to loose control and the traction control light comes on like slippery roads car with two squigly lines behind the tires. I've worked on cars most my life, and this german car stumps me.

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This light will come on everytime you loose traction.The computer on the car puts stopping pressure on the tire that is slipping until the slipping is stopped and the correction made.

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