Traction Control Light On


What is a Traction Control System?

Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on modern vehicles helps prevent the drive wheels for spinning unnecessarily and therefore provide the driver with safer control of the vehicle.

The traction control system uses the core parts of the cars ABS brake system to achieve this. These parts include:

  • Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) computer
  • wheel speed sensors
  • solenoids
  • hydraulic modulator assembly
  • electric pump
  • accumulator
  • brake fluid
  • brake components
  • throttle position and load sensor data (from engine computer)

Why is the Traction Control Light On?

Traction control light icons

Traction control warning lights

If any of the above components are faulty or our of range, then the Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will store a fault code in its self diagnostic memory. At the same time it will turn on the Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or ABS light on the dash, to indicate there is a fault.


Diagnosing your Traction Control Warning Light

At Grimmer Motors we have invested heavily in the latest diagnostic scanner technology to be able to read fault
codes and live data from virtually all vehicles. This means that our highly qualified, skilled and trust worthy mechanics will quickly and easily be able to read the fault codes and live data from your vehicle and provide friendly honest advice about the likely cost of repair.

Call us now to make a booking to have your Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system diagnosed and repaired.


Live/work in any of the following areas? Grimmer Motors could be extra convenient for you.Fairfield

  • Fairview Downs
  • Enderly
  • Claudelands
  • Peachgrove
  • Hamilton East
  • Chartwell
  • Chedworth
  • Central Hamilton
  • Forest Lake, Beerescourt
  • Frankton
  • Melville
  • Waikato

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