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Old 09-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Why would this light come on while driving down a normal, paved road?

Just driving along, nothing special then a ding sound and this light...

Is the system acting up??


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Just driving along, nothing special then a ding sound and this light...

Is the system acting up??
That's your traction control. Did you hit the button?

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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No. Didn't hit button.
Came on by itself.
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Just driving along, nothing special then a ding sound and this light...

Is the system acting up??

Yes, if you slammed a pothole or caught a microscopic amount of air (coming over a crest or something). If you drive for 10-20 minutes, it should go away. If it doesn't then you have an issue.
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Is your steering wheel level (centered) or is it crooked? After a day of hard wheeling I knocked mine off center and that came on , a quick adjustment and it reset. The computer thinks the jeep is out of control and applies the brakes and slows down.
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Mine comes on periodically when I go around a turn and get some "tilt" or hit a big enough pot hole. Generally goes off after I restart it. When it comes on I turn off the traction control until I can restart so it doesn't mess with braking etc. Kind of dumb but sure its a "safety standard" thing...
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Well, none of those things happened. Just driving straight down a paved road.
Then just ate breakfast at a restaurant. Came out 30 minutes later ... Still on.

Ugh.
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Well, none of those things happened. Just driving straight down a paved road.
Then just ate breakfast at a restaurant. Came out 30 minutes later ... Still on.

Ugh.
If that's the case, just hit the dealer.
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Ok. Driving home from breakfast... 20 minute drive. Light goes off.
I guess it's ok. Or I'll keep an eye out now.
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Mine kicks on briefly when I don't brake soon enough and then try to stop. Always turns off right away though.
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Mine kicks on briefly when I don't brake soon enough and then try to stop. Always turns off right away though.
About 5 minutes before it kicked on, I had to panic stop due to a moron turning left in front of me. I didn't think it was related, but maybe it was.
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About 5 minutes before it kicked on, I had to panic stop due to a moron turning left in front of me. I didn't think it was related, but maybe it was.
It might be. Mine started coming on after towing a tent trailer without the brake adapter. I towed it up and down a mountain and started happening after that. I'm planning to get the brakes looked at.

I have had it flash on for a second if I'm on a freeway offramp where you have to slow to 20 or so. Mostly will come on if I'm going down hill and need to stop. Turns off right away though.

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