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Old 02-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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ESP and BAS warning light on...no reason.

Went to lunch and back, took a left turn and the ESP and BAS lights came on. No ice,...not a fast turn. Tried hitting the button to turn it off, but neither turn off. Stopped started....still on.

Did some checking here and other places. Mine's an '10 so the older TSB's for this TSB 18-036-06 is AWESOME!!! Shouldn't be the case. Guess it could be the clock spring... does cold effect that?

Read in another post to just turn it on,...clock the wheels full left then right. Turn it off. Turn it on...dive should go off when you shift. Will try that on the way home. (Insert Contra unlimited lives joke here _____)

Anyone else had this?

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Old 02-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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My 2009 X did the same thing. I stopped and went into a Target and came out the light was on. Took it to the dealer found out it was my alignment, got it realigned. And that was about 2 months ago and no issues.

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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It could be something as simple as the track bar being a tad loose.....just give everything the once over and make sure everything is tight..
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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I've had my 08 for just a little over a month now. Yesterday driving down the road I noticed the same ESP/BAS light with the squiggly vehicle suddenly on.....for no known reason.

Stopped and read the manual...couldn't see any reason for it. Wondered what to do/how to respond. Went in to a couple stores. Drove back home. It went out.

Today, the tire pressure ! came on for about a mile, then went off.

It has been below freezing at night here the last week or so. No severe driving....don't know what to make of the little lights.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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I had the same thing happen so the dealer replaced the clock spring. Mine did fall under the TSB for an update for low trac
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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It's not unaligned. Humm... I'll check the track bar/sway bar etc obviously. Turning the wheel didn't fix it. ;-)

One thing that I did read was that high winds can upset the ESP sometimes b/c of slight body roll? In other words the wind hits the Jeep...it fakes out the ESP roll over sensor...the BAS/EMP are freaked b/c the correction is so immediate. Or something like that.

It is pretty windy. Didn't catch a gust at lunch but a few going home.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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I was in an accident the first day when I bought it (last December 31) so I didn't get a chance to get a feel for it. It's '10 2dr Rubicon. I just got it back last week and made a trip under pretty windy conditions (30-40 mph). About a 1/3 of the way there the ESP/BAS indicator came on and it didn't clear until late in the afternoon the next day. I was left wondering if it was a result of the accident, but I took it in to the dealer and their service department ran a diagnostic. Everything was dead on, not out of alignment or balance. They did'nt find anything wrong. So when I was driving back home about 1/2 way back the ESP/BAS indicator came on once more. It was a slight breeze (about 15 mph or so). The indicator cleared after starting the next morning. I don't know what to make of it. AN OVER SENSITIVE SENSOR SYSTEM????
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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Yeah as soon as we didn't have any "sever" weather, it went off driving home. Weird...
Does it come on when I'm crawling something I wonder...or is it shut off when I'm in 4wheel D.

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