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Traction control and ABS lights on.

Traction control and ABS are not working. What would be the possible problems?

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  • jayantraksha Mar 20, 2009

    ABS and traction lights are on, also the Service car soon

    Dealer says there likely is a transmission problem I cannot see the connection


  • joe May 11, 2010

    what dash lights are illuminated? ABS & DSC? not sure what year this car is, but the newer ones will have a message displayed too. i would check brake pads if both lights are lit. front or rear may need replacing.

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When you have those lights on --- it could also be the abs sensor, it's most likely a faulty abs sensor. I think it's located on the front right wheel...get it check out or just replace it about $40-50 at most auto places.

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When the "service engine" light comes on, the car will die at times when coming to a stop. It starts right back up with no problem. Still runs quiet. What to do???

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This could be a fault with the steering angle sensor located at the lower part of the steering colume, a fault read from a dealer will be able to verify this

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the ABS system is defective, probably one or more of the sensors.

Traction control system works with the ABS sensors to monitor to monitor traction slippage.

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I have a 2002 Cadillac Deville and a few weeks ago three lights came on at once: Traction Control, ABS and Brake light are all on in my dash. Did something get disconnected? How can I repair this?


have the code pulled from the computer to find out what set the lights on.the traction control works off of the abs sytem and so if theres a problem its not uncommone for both lights to come on.the brake light and abs lights on at the same time means there is a possible serious problem

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It is very common for all of these lights to come on all at the same time. They are all related to your Antilock Brake and Traction control system. ABS = Antilock Brake System, TRAC OFF = the traction control system is disabled - either because there is a malfunction in the ABS system or you have turned off the traction control button. VSC = Vehicle Skid Control. - (which uses the ABS and the Traction Control to function.)

The most common cause of these lights coming on is one or more defective wheel speed sensors. Although there are many other possible causes as well. Your ABS and Traction Control system must be scanned for fault codes to diagnose the problem. If you had damage to your wheels/axles during your "fender bender" this may have something to do with it. Otherwise it may just be coincidence that part of these systems failed right after your accident.

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There is a good possibility that this may not be a transmission related issue but a bearing hub assembly which may be going bad. The abs sensor is contained the with in the wheel bearing.They may be able to put a scan tool on it and let you know what codes are disabling the abs and traction control but quite possibly just a bad wheel bearing.

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The abs/vsc/trac and check engine lights stay on. could this be a problem associated with emission control?


Its possible.

Whenever the check engine light comes on the VSC and Traction control will disable because they need the engine at 100% in order to function correctly. Since the ABS light is on I would have to wonder if it isn't an abs problem. Since the VSC and Traction control use the ABS sensors/system to function.

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The only way to know for sure is to have the PCM scanned and the ABS module to see what is goind on.

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the most common problem i find with abs are faulty abs readings a bad bearing or external ring gear is chipped or cracked. it uses magnets to read a steel ring gear no thicker than a quarter inch so a slight disturbance can throw it off a visual inspection of the gears could shed light on your problem also traction control is part of your abs so thats why they came on together but you should know these are only typical it is possible you have a bad abs module hopefully not but still possible(though unlikely) hope this helps good luck

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