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    Elder Soul
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    ESC light on

    I'm sitting at a train right now. I've been sitting here for about 15 min and i just realized that I've been in drive and with my foot on the brake the entire time. my car has also been in manual mode.

    so i just glanced at my cluster, and my ESC light is on. i put my car in park and it's still on.

    any ideas????

    [sent from the squat rack...]

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    Elder Soul conwelpic's Avatar
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    "sitting at a train" , do you mean waiting for a train to pass at a railroad crossing? If so, you should have shut the engine off for that length of time.

    If you put it back into auto mode, did the ESC light go off? What happens if you switch the ESC button on and off? Usually when the ESC light comes on under normal use it generally just flickers on and off.

    If it persists, I would disconnect the battery to reset and hook back up and see if that cures it. Never encountered the problem and can't recall coming across the same before. Maybe other members might know.

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    Actually, mine was coming on for extended periods spontaneously. I just got the car serviced on Saturday and clean forgot to tell them about it....DUH!

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    My wifes 2012 did it ONCE and it reset itself with no recurrence since.

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    yes conwelpic, that's what i meant, sorry.

    I'm at work on lunch now. and it was still on even after i put it in park. then whenever i was finally able to cross, and put it back in manual mode and drove home...it was still on. once i pulled into my driveway and put it in park again, i tried turning the esc off and on to no avail. the light stayed on.

    i turned my car off, and then cranked it back up to come to work...and it was still on. and was on for the entire duration of my commute.

    we'll see if it comes on again when i get ready to leave work and head back home. I'm expecting the worst though.

    if it is, I'll be calling my dealer first thing in the morning and taking it in so they can see wtf is up.

    I'm assuming they won't charge me anything since it is DEFINITELY under warranty right?



    [sent from the squat rack...]

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    Mine has done it on 3 or 4 occassions.

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    home now.

    light was on as soon as i cranked it up and on the ride home.

    I'll be calling my dealer tomorrow...

    this is bothering me. I've had this thing for a year and a half with no issues. now this light randomly appears.

    outstanding.

    [sent from the squat rack...]

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    Quick Question: Are the taillights bulbs working? My light came on recently but it was caused by a burned stop light bulb on the right side.

    I know it may sound stupid, but trust me it happened.

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    ^^ doesn't sound stupid at all. thanks for the tip. i just went outside and checked though, and both of my taillights are working.

    [sent from the squat rack...]

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    My guess, and it's purely a guess, it's a wheel sensor. My next guess is that the wheel sensor is probably integrated with the wheel beering/hub and will need to be replaced.


    This is all purely speculative and really has no backing other than you saying your ESC light is on.

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