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Mustafav
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Advice needed

Post by Mustafav » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:12 am

Hello,

My first post so thank you for accepting me on the group. My electronic stability light has come on today its Amber in colour. Firstly how common is this fault and how severe is it?
I honestly cannot be without a car and don't want to risk safety at the same time.

Thanks in advance.


hdasmith
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Re: Advice needed

Post by hdasmith » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Won’t the dealer give you a courtesy car while it’s looked into?

It’s the traction control, so in dry weather and good roads, not very I wouldn’t have thought. With storm season coming up, I’d get it looked into.
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balmoral
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Re: Advice needed

Post by balmoral » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:41 pm

Is the light on permanently or has it only come for short periods? How often has it happened?
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Mustafav
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Re: Advice needed

Post by Mustafav » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:14 pm

It is permanently on now... I started noticing the problem couple of days ago car felt weird on start and stop. Today the light has come on and have got it booked in. But was trying to work out if I will make things worse by continual journeys in the car.


balmoral
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Re: Advice needed

Post by balmoral » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 pm

I'm no expert, but it sounds to me that it is probably only a faulty sensor rather than a mechanical fault, but you are right to get it checked out ASAP.
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Mustafav
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Re: Advice needed

Post by Mustafav » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Thank you for all the help/advice


Roader
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Re: Advice needed

Post by Roader » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:56 pm

Have you activated sports mode. This is what the manual says,
The driver display indicates activated ESC Sport Mode by displaying this symbol with a constant glow until the function is deactivated or the engine is switched off.


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