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Ets off check engine

On my dash it reads ets off check engine light is on can you tell me what this means?

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    the "ETS off" light and the "check engine" light is on and i dont know y

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    My car died a few times that other day when it was idleing and now the check engine and ets off lights came on.

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I would check the wheel sensors used by the ABS and Traction Controls systems.

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