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The ABS and Traction Control OFF lights came on today. I also heard a low groaning sound just seconds before that happened (as if the ABS activated - but my foot was not on the brake at the time). Will it cause damage to my car to continue driving it until I can get it to a shop?

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You should not drive any vehicle more than a couple of days,
when any MIL Lamp or Check Lamp comes on your dash

They are System Malfunctions that need to be checked for
Codes,Diagnosed and Repaired if necessary.

Any Dash Light-- go to a repair shop,then your assured
that no further damage will happen

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ABS and Traction Control alert light stays on


Today, most new vehicles come with either an ABS or a traction control system. A problem in the ABS or traction control system is usually indicated by a warning light. When the ABS warning light is on, it means that the ABS has been shut down because of a mechanical or electrical failure.

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My ABS , brake , TC Off and slip lights are all on the dashboard. When I brake at low speeds can hear some sort of noise from brakes.


Does it sounds like the ABS activating (a low pitched groan)?

If the ABS light is on it will automatically disable the Traction control and stability control. Typically the ABS will not function when the ABS light is on so you have me curious as what the noise could be.

I have run into several of these with bad wheel speed sensors. There is one at every wheel. You best bet is to scan the ABS module to retrieve codes. This can be done with an ABS specific code reader or a high end multi-function scan tool. Your local parts store may be able to help you with this as well.

Otherwise you will need to make a trip to your local shop or dealer and have them run a diagnosis. There is usually a charge for this!

Otherwise if you have a muti-meter I may be able to help you check the wheel speed sensors, just let me know.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_d728a59f986299fa

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VW BEETLE , ASR LIGHT IS ON , AT SAME TIME THERE SEEMS TO BE A GROANING WHEEL BEARING NOISE AT LOW SPEED , COULD THIS BE CONNECTED ? WHAT IS ASR??


First of all replace bad wheel bearing !!! This bad wheel bearing causes ASR light ON.

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.
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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MESSAGE CENTRE TC


TC = Traction Active

If your vehicle is equipped with the Traction Control system, this message will stay on a few seconds after the traction system stops limiting wheel spin.

This message will appear when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. Keep in mind that when the warning lights turn on, a fault code is stored in the ABS control module (in this case). Retrieving, diagnosing, and repairing any ABS system faults will be necessary to keep the light off. A common fault with ABS systems are the wheel speed sensors, stored codes may confirm this.

Hope this helps.

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Abs light is on and tractiioncontrol light says off but cant turn it back on with switch


abs light means that a problem is being sense in the anti lock brake system, Traction control only activates when needed and is not related to the abs light, if you turn the traction control on and try driving and making the car slide the traction control will activate.but as for the abs light you need to get your brakes checked.

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I have a 2003 Impala LS 3.8. When turning the wheels, the traction control will activate making a moaning sound. Sometimes while driving, tractions service light will appear along with the ABS light and...


where do you hear moaning sound coming from ? Under the hood in engine bay ? That could be the ABS pump motor ! maybe going bad . service traction control light on ? DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code or codes stored . Have codes checked .

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My brake light, ABS light and TCS light all appear on dashboard.This all occurred after my van wouldn't start in extremely cold weather. I'm afraid to drive the van. My husband thinks it might be low...


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Traction control light and abs light


ok your problem is that your brakes are under force you shold get new brake pads ok

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