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When the light esp comes up what does that mean. We have no manual

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ESP is short for "Electronic Stability Program" this system aids in keeping the car under control if you are sliding or skidding, it is part of the ABS brake control system. When the light comes on and stays on this is to alert you to the fact a fault has occurred in the ESP system, if the light just blinks and then goes off that means the system was activated due to excessive wheel slip being sensed and is normal. If the light is on and stays on a fault code is set in the systems control computer, the Suzuki dealer has a special electronic systems scanner that can read what fault is keeping the light on in the form of a code.

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