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I just noticed that this light goes on and off - traction control failure/stability control failure - just wondering if the windy conditions affect this as well as driving n curvy roads, how serious is this warning light - car is a manual transmission. also lock system failure came on when I was driving the car and wanted to lock the doors - I hit unlock and it went off. perhaps you can't lock the car while driving?

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The "traction active" light is a light that lets you know when a certain part of your Anti lock break system engages. Each tire has a sensor that detects a couple different things in the wheels. One of the sensors may be going bad and needs replaced. Any of these sensors going bad can cause those symptoms.

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SOURCE: traction control failure warning came on yesterday and now the car won't start.any advice please??

you will have to take the car to a dealer and have it scaned. youve have a sencer gone bad or one of the computer gone bad ok .sorry for the bad news

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ok, so there are 2 possibles. (macro viewed)
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Vehicle Stability Assist

The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) was introduced by Honda to its vehicles in 1997. The term is Honda's version of Electronic Stability Control (ESC),[22] an active safety feature developed to correct oversteer and understeer by using several sensors to detect loss of steering control and traction while simultaneously braking individual wheels to help the vehicle regain stability.

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