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2005 Smart car roadster. The traction control light flashes intermitantly whilst driving the vehicle.This appears to have started since the vehicle had a fairly minor/moderate impact to the front when it collided with the rear of a van.

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If you are getting the TC light flashing when
you are driving sensibly then the fault usually lies with the rear reluctor rings. These have a
tendency to split which gives an incorrect reading and the car believes it is skidding.

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This is possibly a normal system. The electronic stability program light will flash any time the system senses a slipping wheel. If there is a problem with the system the light will stay solid. I would still run have the e.s.p. module scanned for codes. Take a good look at your tires and make sure it has the right size tires and they are all in good/same condition. I hope I have been helpful.

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