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ESP warning light came on - no other symptoms. Next time car driven and was veering into left turn lane (no significant speed) it felt like there was a flopping flat tire and some lack of steering responsiveness. Road and weather conditions were fine. Is it safe to drive car until it can be taken into mechanic?

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The ESP is the stability system for the car and suggests there might be a broken/damaged spring or anti roll bar or something like that. I would not drive a car with a lack of steering - it is dangerous. I think you need to get a mechanic out to look at the problem. If you're in the AA, RAC or Green Flag I'd call them out to look at the problem. They will tow your car into your local Garage if the problem, is not fixable at the roadside. At least that's what AA do, although I have heard some of the other organisations will just tow you to garage and not try to ascertain the problem.

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