Question about 2009 Volkswagen Routan
This happened to me after a trip to vermont where i drove on gravel roads. I went to a car wash on a whim and the lights went off! I think dirt got onto the sensors.
Posted on Oct 07, 2016
This just happened to me, I put power steering fluid in and all the lights turned off. Yay!!
Posted on Mar 29, 2016
All involve brakeing system. I would take it to my dealer without delay, driving very carefully. These systems need to be working for your and your fellow drivers safety.
Posted on Apr 27, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The red brake light is the key here. That usually indicateds a hydraulic problem. Check you fluid level in master cylinder and see if it is low. Also the level indicator sensor there in the master cylinder maybe sticking or corrioded. If ABS sees the red brake light it will shut off and turn on the ABS light,also traction control would be disabled as well.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I agree with the post about the tail lights. And the symptom about the brakes on when starting was also helpful. When I took off my rear tail lights and removed the top light bulb (top of the 4 is closest to connector) then repeat starting the car the problem is gone. I have a whole drawer of these bulbs that I removed, not because the filament was burned out, but because the base (similar to circuit card edge connector) had heat damage and melted. I am not sure exactly what the problem is but I think there are multiple conductors in the fixture which are too close or get moisture shorts. Anyway I hypothesize the circuit for daytime running lights is leaking current into the brake light circuit, and it causes that module that controls traction control and ABS to declare a fault. When you start with foot on the brakes the brake lamp is pulled on (I don't know if switches hi or lo) so that module doesn't declare the fault until you release the brakes.
I put in new bulbs and it works fine for now, but I know it may reappear some day then I will repeat, disassembly of the fixtures and inspect bulb bases for heat damage and clean out and replace. That is what did the trick for me.
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Posted on Feb 07, 2009
SOURCE: 2008 wrangler. abs, esp and
Check first the third eye brake light. does it work? okay the problem reside in a ABS sensor make sure it is hook up or if you recently did a brake job it didnt get contaminated. When the ABS signal is interfered with ESP,Traction is disabled. One or some of the wheel speed sensor is disconnected or is being interfered with. This is common for a recent brake job if any occured
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
Testimonial: "replace pads about six weeks ago. may have an issue there. thanks. I can check that myself. very helpful"
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