Best Answer

Most likely you have a faulty wheel speed sensor or dirty connector. The onboard computer THINKS one or more wheels are running at a different speed.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 17:24:47
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why would the traction control light stay on in your vehicle?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What does it mean if Trac Active light is on?

From my experience it would be traction control active.

What does the light that looks light a rectangle with liquid in it and an arrow pointing down mean?

Owner's manual. I would suspect this is the Traction Control light.

What would cause a 1996 Park Avenue Ultra with a supercharger to have the check engine light and traction control light on at the same time once in a while with MAF Sensor code incorrectly being sent?

A problem with the emissions will sometimes shut off the traction control, thus illuminating the light.

Why would the 'check engine' light and 'ETS off' light turn on at the same time on a '97 Olds Achieva when the ETS system is on?

When there is a failure that sets the check engine light, the vehicle responds by going into a limp mode. This means traction control and ETS are automatically turned off for safety and to prevent further problems with the vehicle.

What would cause the traction control light to flash and ABS light to come on in 1998 Toyota Camry?

If you had new struts installed, they may have been installed improperly

Why would a AWD car also have traction control?

all traction control does is slow your motor down when a wheel starts to spin and wont alow you to keep giving it gas to spin out of control While AWD can help you keep from slipping and will help you keep control in ice and snow, remember that you can still slip. Traction control briefly shuts down the engine when you start to slip so that you don't loose control of the vehicle. Both features are useful in bad road conditions. Actually Traction Control uses the throttle and the brakes to compensate for wheel spin.

How can you find out if a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0l 4wd has traction control?

If it has traction control, there would be a "trac off" switch on the dash.

Why would spanner light and traction light come on Opel Zafira car looses power and limp mode takes over Throttle valve replaced but not resolving intermittent problem?

The traction light is on becasue there is no communication between the traction control and the ABS. You will need to check the ABS sensor which is probably damaged or need cleaning. The spanner light normally means go to workshop as there are some problems with the engine electric. The spanner light could be on because the traction light is on. Once the traction issue is sorted, the light should come on automatically. If the spanner light is on on its own or has been on before the traction light then probably the oxygen sensor needs changing.

What does a circle with atriangle in it mean on 2001 vw passat?

Is it flashing or staying on? Flashing while stationary / start up - some sort of fault. Probably with braking / traction control. Flashing occasionally while on move - car skidding losing traction Staying on: Fault with traction control - I had this happen to me car would start, no light on, after a while light on all the time - turned out it was a broken wire. Staying on after pressing a button marked ESP you just switched off the Traction Control.

Why would a 1994 Saturn SL2 Traction control light be on every time you start the car even thought you're forever turning it off?

That is the way it is designed, assuming it is like the 96, 99, and 2002 antilock/traction control systems on the SC2's that I have owned. The turn off switch is a push button that toggles the traction control between on and off, but does not lock in the on position.

What does a speed sensor control?

A Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) senses the speed of the vehicle. Used for automatic transmission shift points and other electronics. Another speed sensor would be a wheel speed sensor. This one monitors wheel speed for ABS and Traction control.

Does traction control take away any horsepower?

No, because traction just keeps you from slipping and staying on the ground. Horsepower would be the same.

People also asked