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When I started the car on the way home tonight, the traction slip light was on. The one that goes on when the traction control is working. The car drove fine. I stopped at a light and turned the car off and back on again and the light was off. Has anyone else had this problem, or think I should think twicw about it unless it comes back on again?

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When I started the car on the way home tonight, the traction slip light was on. The one that goes on when the traction control is working. The car drove fine. I stopped at a light and turned the car off and back on again and the light was off. Has anyone else had this problem, or think I should think twicw about it unless it comes back on again?
I've had this happen also. Hopped in the car in the morning, started it and noticed the traction control light was on. I pushed the traction control button and it went away. I sat there for at least 15 minutes retracing my movement from the night before to try and figure out if there was a chance I could have hit that button by accident. Car has driven fine since but then again I wouldn't know how to tell the difference or test the traction control?
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I'm not referring to the traction control on and off button or light. It's the light that goes on when you are slipping and the traction control is working to stop the slipping.

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Sometimes a lot of moisture will trigger the light concerning the traction control sensors at the wheels. I see you are in PA. Getting a lot of rain like MD? At any rate, the light is on indicating the traction control is not functioning so you will have tire spin. If it persists go to the dealer. I suspect after you drove it the sensors at the wheel were dry. Once you turned the car off and on again the fault was not detected. Light is off.
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Sometimes a lot of moisture will trigger the light concerning the traction control sensors at the wheels. I see you are in PA. Getting a lot of rain like MD? At any rate, the light is on indicating the traction control is not functioning so you will have tire spin. If it persists go to the dealer. I suspect after you drove it the sensors at the wheel were dry. Once you turned the car off and on again the fault was not detected. Light is off.
Thanks. I'll keep my eye out. Hopefuly it was just a one time thing.

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I'm not referring to the traction control on and off button or light. It's the light that goes on when you are slipping and the traction control is working to stop the slipping.
Are you talking about the ESC Indicator light on the left gauge that sits between the TPMS and ESC OFF?
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Are you talking about the ESC Indicator light on the left gauge that sits between the TPMS and ESC OFF?
Yes. i beleive that's where's it's located. it's definitely to the left of the ESC light.

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@thetooth: we're talking about the same light then. i hit the traction control off button twice (ESC OFF turned on) and the ESC Indicator cleared.

@avgwarhawk: that makes sense then. it was pouring rain the night before. thanks for that info!
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Haven't had that one come on yet, but will keep a heads up. Thought my new car had queeky brakes today with windows down, turns out it was the car in Front of me, was makin me nuts, finally figured out it was not my car
Didn't mean to side track, I'm so paranoid about this wastegate rod or whatever, and now maybe traction control issues that sheet, I count my blessing each day I don't have to deal. I just need things to work, far too many issues At work, to have to worry about problems with a new car.
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I had tried turning the traction control on and off and it didn't make it go away. I even floored it to make the traction control kick in and it still didn't turn off the light. Only turning the car off and back on again turned it off. It hasn't happened since. So we shall see.

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