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Traction active Driving 65-70 mph, when I go to accelerate a little more for an uphill grade, the "traction active" sign comes on and it cuts the gas supply. I have to take my foot completely off the pedal and re-apply it to continue driving. Otherwise I just lose speed and am basically coasting on the highway. It keeps happening and the dealership can't figure it out. Please help.

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YOU MUST TURN THE TRACTION SWITCH OFF THE BUTTOM IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OFF THE CENTER CONSOLE HOLD THAT BUTTON FOR A FEW SEC AND LOOK AT THE DISPLAY IT SHOULD SAY TRACTION OFF OR STABALIZE SYSTEM OFF TRY THAT OUT.

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When ASR warning light blinking the system is activated itself for car acceleration skid control.

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ASR - Acceleration Skid Control system.
When ASR warning light blinking the system is activated itself for car acceleration skid control.


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.


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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.
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