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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The hand brake warning light is showing yellow when the handbrake is not on plus the the panel is showing a further warning of an exclamation mark within a triangle within an incomplete circle. What d
It sounds like the DSC fault that I have on my 320ci, apparently I need a new steering angle sensor.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Are refer to the Brake System; in RED and YELLOW condition, continue driving cautiously:
More details about this Warning Lights you can find in the 2003 Mini Cooper - Owners Manual (page 16 and next).
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Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA ®) with Traction Control
and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is an electronic stability control
system that works in conjunction with the Pilot's drive-by-wire throttle
and its 4-channel ABS systems to enhance controllability while the
vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a
sudden maneuver. VSA functions by applying brake force to one or more
wheels independently while also managing the throttle, ignition and fuel
systems to help the vehicle maintain the driver's intended path of
The VSA system constantly analyzes data from seven sensors that monitor wheel and vehicle speed, steering input, lateral G forces and yaw rate. It compares the driver's control inputs with the vehicle's actual response. Whenever the actual response falls outside of a predetermined acceptable range, VSA intervenes with a corrective action.
For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, the system may apply braking force to the outside front and rear wheels to counteract the unintended yawing effect. In the event of understeer, VSA may apply braking to the inside rear wheel while reducing engine power to help return the car to its intended course. VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the front wheels by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction.
There is a button on the lower left part of the dashboard that says "VSA". Push it and the triangle will dissappear (this should only be turned off if you are using a spare tire that is smaller than the rest of the tires).
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
SOURCE: Warning light on: Yellow circle
It's the ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system warning light!
For today's typical high-torque engines, traction control (ASR) can increase both comfort and safety, particularly when driving on slippery roads or surfaces offering differing levels of grip. Traction control permits smooth starting and acceleration through the full speed range without wheel-spin or fishtailing.
ASR only operates in conjunction with the electronic accelerator (E-gas) and uses components of the anti-lock braking system (ABS). If one wheel suddenly begins to rotate faster than the others (slip), ASR intervenes in the engine management system and reduces power until the wheel stops spinning.
The ASR system represents a further contribution to active safety as it maintains vehicle traction and directional stability throughout the acceleration phase at any speed. In addition, it reduces tyre wear. Activation of the ASR system is indicated by a flashing indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2011
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