Whenever I'm driving my traction control light comes on. Sometimes it comes on and flickers for 2 minutes and sometimes it comes on and stays on for 4 minutes while driving. And other times it comes on sporadically. Does anyone know what might be the cause of this?
Hi Mattie, Traction control lights should be scanned and diagnosed. Different components included the transmission, transfer case or differential could set a traction control light. Good Luck.
〉 Answered on Oct 5th, 2013 by Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists
Could be many things but might just be a sensor. Ask your mechanic to run a diagnostic test on your car.
〉 Answered on Oct 5th, 2013 by Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube
1. The skidï¿½controlï¿½ECU is built into the hydraulic brake booster.The yaw rate sensor and deceleration sensor are combined in a single unit. The skidï¿½controlï¿½ECU determines the wheel slipping conditions by receiving signals from each speed sensor, the yaw rate sensor and the steering angle sensor. The ECUï¿½controls the engine output torque using electronic throttleï¿½control, and the wheel brake pressure using the brake actuator, according to these signals. The SLIP indicator blinks and the skidï¿½controlï¿½buzzer sounds to inform the driver that the VSC system is operating. The SLIP indicator also blinks when TRAC is operating, and the operation being performed is displayed.
With this said you may have a failing speed sensor.
〉 Answered on Oct 5th, 2013 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions