The stability control system, in most cases, comes on because of a faulty ABS wheel speed sensor. You can try this with traction control on and then off. My car has 131200 miles. Traction control symbols are amber in colour and the type of symbol varies. Can I drive with the traction control warning light on? My car has an automatic transmission. The ARTS can improve directional control, due to gaining better traction while cornering at high speeds. Yes, you can, but be warned that there will be no assistance in acceleration to stop the vehicle’s wheels from slipping. If the stability control light is on constantly, it means the system is disabled, or it is not functioning properly. Most cars have traction control. I drive in track mode when I’m hitting back roads. I finally get some traction and get onto decent ground and found my esc light on constantly. I was driving my car in the rain as I do many times and all of a sudden the esp/bas light and abs light and traction control light all came on at once and has not went off. 1 Posts . If this light is accompanied by the ABS light, there will also not be any anti-lock brakes. Other problems can trigger the stability control light to come on. The 3 warning lights mentioned above have all come on and I cannot seem to get them to turn off, even thought the components seem to be working. I have a g56 and rocked it back and forth a few times to get un-stuck. If ascending the icy slope with traction control off, limit the amount of wheel-slip using clutch control and/or the accelerator if driving an automatic. It won't go off, only a few key cycles were attempted and my cruise control doesn't work now. (Can I drive in Fail-Safe Mode?) The traction control normally tends to mess me up in tight corners, especially downhill. It’ll either be a dedicated traction control system, or now more common on modern cars, it’ll be integrated into a utility that features a combination of safety and stability aids. A mechanic will be able to properly diagnose which of these issues is causing the traction control light … If your traction lights on the dash come on during this type of weather, it's indicative of an issue with your traction control. Discussion Starter • #1 • Mar 3, 2011. In that case, if your car is responding as normal, you can still drive but you should do so with caution and get your car into a mechanic as soon as you can to get things checked out. If you see the traction control light illuminating briefly when driving this is to tell you the system is actively in operation and preventing wheelspin. The system uses the ABS speed sensors to determine if one of the wheels is rotating quicker than the others. The traction control system light should illuminate for 1 to 2 seconds and then go out as the vehicle starts and begins to run. As the ignition key is rotated through the phases of Off, Run, and Start, a systems bulb check is activated. Traction Control Symbols. Track mode allows you to lose small amounts of grip, so it will let you under steer a little and oversteer a little but it kicks in when you start sliding. The best thing you can do is to pull over to a safe spot until it's once again safe to drive. It looks identical do the traction control off light but is a separate light. The car still performs as normal but I'm still worried and need to know what happened and what to do. Can I Drive With The Traction Control Warning Light On? If the ARS and VSC are working together, an issue with either one of these systems can cause the VSC light to turn on in your Lexus. Gaining better traction while cornering at high speeds determine if one of the wheels is quicker. 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