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

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  • john_walker2 Apr 19, 2009

    thanks very much for the response.do you know where the sensors are located on these cars?the reason being i've had the car parked on a severely dusty road for the last few days without driving and it's completely covered.i was wondering whether the sensors had become clogged and if i could find them give em a wipe...wishful thinking maybe but we can all hope eh. !

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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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