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2004 Jetta starts to buck while driving as soon as ESP light goes on.

Hi all, I have a 2004 jetta with 79k. Had the car for 6 months and drove just fine. About a month ago, during a cold morning the triangle/circle light came on, car continued to drive(did not shut off) but would start to buck every six seconds or so. Made it to work as i was only 1 minute away. Started the car up at 4:30 pm and drove home just fine. Last night same problem. Turned it off and parked right away, 3 hours later turned on and drove home just fine.(It was cold when it started to happen but EVEN colder when it drove home just fine.) What can it be? Ive heard it could be something as simple as a bad battery or something grave like the tranny. Also what purpose does the ESP button serve next to the hazard button?

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It's your Electronic Stability System. It may be malfunctioning because of the cold temperature or triggered by another malfunctioning system. You need to take it in for a diagnostic investigation.

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throttle is probably going out you can try to clean it but they are usually bad when the epc light is on

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