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Old 02-09-2017, 07:38 AM   #31
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This just happened to me this morning will in reverse pulling into a parking spot - turned off engine - turned back on and the light is still there. When I get home from work today I'll give the steering wheel a slight adjustment - update with procal and see if that fixes it. Thanks for all the ideas everyone - I'll update with my progress later.
Well I have nothing to offer - after work I got into my jeep to head home. My TC light came on when I started the jeep but about 10 seconds into driving the light went out and hasn't come back on.

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Our '16 JKUWW does it occasionally turning onto our road from the main road.
It's a really off-camber transition and if you're going too fast it comes on for a second.
I think the quick L to R action of the steering wheel does it.

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My 2015 JKU Sahara is doing this also. Very intermittent and often does it in spurts, usually at highway speed sometimes from a stop. Mine shuts the radio off, the speedo drops to 0, sometimes the battery light will light up and stay lit. Every time, the Traction Control light, ABS, and Parking Brake light turn on and it chimes, just like when the seat belt reminder chime goes. The dealer has had it 2 days on an extended test drive to replicate the problem. They think it may be the lift. I'll ask them about the 3 issues JeepR mentioned since they still have it. Glide2277 did you end up finding a solution for yours?
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I went and played in the sand a little bit yesterday and now my ABS and Traction Lights are on. This was my 1st time playing and am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction to fix this issue.
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For those that have the issue of all the lights coming on, Speedo dropping to 0, and it's only for a few seconds. I had the same issue with my 07 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and it turned out to be the fact I was running everything electrical (light bar, cb, etc) to the battery directly. If you have a lot running to the battery I suggest getting some switches and play around with it. After hooking everything to the switches I have no issues.

For the part where the Traction control comes on. I was doing a little off-roading and after that it turns on randomly while driving. I do notice the wheel isn't centered and so I'm going to take it in for an alignment and see how that goes over.

Hope this helped. ?
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This happened to me on a trip to Florida in November. I got the traction control light and the lights for the gears would light randomly. When reverse lit up the backup camera would engage on the aftermarket unit. I took it to a dealer in Orlando and they thought it was bad wheel sensors also. The performed the PCM recall and the traction light went off and did not come on again until a few weeks after I got to MD. Then the same thing all the dash lights acting weird. The last thing I did to the jeep before the trip was add the trickle charger cable. I added it directly to the battery posts and not the auxiliary posts. I took it off and the problem has not occurred since. The rounded nut needs to completely engage with the clamp or its not tight enough causing intermittent communication issues.
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My ESC light flashes, the Jeep bucks and rattles. Hard to control. Especially negotiating turns. It is quite scary and my wife does not want to be in the Jeep anymore. It almost feels like the Jeep is stalling when the light flashes it happens every other turn. Sometimes it happens, when driving on a straight lane. The Jeeps are nothing but trouble. I have a 2014 Rubicon unlimited and so far, they replaced the computer, TPM system, A/C thermostat, both true-lock actuators & sensors, throttle. Now, my oil cooling housing is leaking and problems with ESC. Oh, yes, the Uconnect system crapped out right after the warranty did.
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My ESC light flashes, the Jeep bucks and rattles. Hard to control. Especially negotiating turns. It is quite scary and my wife does not want to be in the Jeep anymore. It almost feels like the Jeep is stalling when the light flashes it happens every other turn. Sometimes it happens, when driving on a straight lane. The Jeeps are nothing but trouble. I have a 2014 Rubicon unlimited and so far, they replaced the computer, TPM system, A/C thermostat, both true-lock actuators & sensors, throttle. Now, my oil cooling housing is leaking and problems with ESC. Oh, yes, the Uconnect system crapped out right after the warranty did.
Yikes... For a three year old vehicle that's a lot of stuff going wrong...
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:21 PM   #39
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I'm going through the same issue with my 2013 Rubicon.
From time to time the traction control goes berserk and it feel like all of the power is transferred to the passenger side wheels resulting in the Jeep pulling hard to the left. It's almost cause 2 collisions.

As usual the dealership is like tits on a bull.

I'm starting the lemon law fight with them now.
This describes what I've experienced exactly. It happened at low speed (maybe 25 mph) after I pulled out of my driveway. I pulled over because I didn't think I could keep driving but it went away and I haven't experienced it again. This was several months ago.

Strange.
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My ESC light flashes, the Jeep bucks and rattles. Hard to control. Especially negotiating turns. It is quite scary and my wife does not want to be in the Jeep anymore. It almost feels like the Jeep is stalling when the light flashes it happens every other turn. Sometimes it happens, when driving on a straight lane. The Jeeps are nothing but trouble. I have a 2014 Rubicon unlimited and so far, they replaced the computer, TPM system, A/C thermostat, both true-lock actuators & sensors, throttle. Now, my oil cooling housing is leaking and problems with ESC. Oh, yes, the Uconnect system crapped out right after the warranty did.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:25 PM   #41
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I had this happen today. Going over the absolute worst asphalt road I ever have while on a trip out of town. I actually can't believe such a major road is in that condition. Light came on. I stopped, killed the engine, restarted, never came on again all day today.
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Had Oil Pump replaced, new ABS sensors, Temperature sensor replaced, Evaporator replaced, but check-engine-light still coming on (PO128 Thermostat Rationality). This would be the third time, I am bringing this Lemon in for repairs since May. Probably have to get rid of the clunker, once warranty runs out. The jeep is only 4 years old. Very disappointed in Jeeps.
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my 17 wrangler started doing this about a month ago but I can never ever replicate it. it happens going over slight dips on a highway during a bend in the road, nothin major at all. ive gone airborne over rail road tracks thinking it was due to it loosing traction? but nope not an issue. but the slight dip in the road, HOLY COW
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Had Oil Pump replaced, new ABS sensors, Temperature sensor replaced, Evaporator replaced, but check-engine-light still coming on (PO128 Thermostat Rationality). This would be the third time, I am bringing this Lemon in for repairs since May. Probably have to get rid of the clunker, once warranty runs out. The jeep is only 4 years old. Very disappointed in Jeeps.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:14 AM   #45
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Mine only does it on the interstate it feels like it locks up the brakes and scares the shit out of me every time even with it turned off it still does it. 3.5? lift
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I had it happen once while driving through the Ozarks in MO. I was on I-44 and went over the expansion joint onto a bridge and the Jeep lost traction for a few seconds. Very un-nerving to say the least but I knew what happened so I wasn't to concerned. The traction control light popped on for a few seconds but what scared me was the jeep hit the brakes for me to 'regain' control, but i wasn't out of control to start with. This made it more dangerous though, I was going 75 in a 70 and in traffic, when it hits the brakes for me I had another truck try climbing up my rear and I had no place to go. I know it wouldn't have been my fault, but it wouldn't have been good either. I still watch that bridge when I travel through there.

The only other time I have had this happen is when I go over a certain set of train tracks. It's two sets of tracks right next to eachother, and one is lower than the other, so you come up a hill, over the first set, down to the next set, and down a hill. Every now and again it'll go off there.

Running a higher tire pressure seems to cause it more, maybe the tires slip a bit easier.
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I have and I have been told to contact the dealer. The service department at the dealer told me to bring it in to have the car diagnosed. That would mean to pay another $100 deductible on my extended warranty plan and having to get a rental car. I simply can't afford to pay deductibles every few weeks, when the car breaks down.
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my 17 wrangler started doing this about a month ago but I can never ever replicate it. it happens going over slight dips on a highway during a bend in the road, nothin major at all. ive gone airborne over rail road tracks thinking it was due to it loosing traction? but nope not an issue. but the slight dip in the road, HOLY COW
bump.... any incite yet? this is driving me insane
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no they haven't been able to figure it out or duplicate it since its random...
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I had this issue (light coming on randomly, mostly during turns) in my ‘17 and after read through most of these type threads I started by checking my battery cable. I found that I was able to move the cables fairly easily so I tightened them up. No more issues. It was happening every other day and now it hasn’t happened for over a month. I would start by tightening the battery cables down, worked like a charm for me. Best of luck.
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no they haven't been able to figure it out or duplicate it since its random...
If you do end up going back in to the dealership, please feel free to let me know!

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Had it at the dealership. The following repairs were done under Jeep Warranty: Preplaced oil cooler, new oil pump, some pipe replaced (not sure what it was).

Under Extended Warranty: ABS sensor replacement (2nd time in 3 years), A/C evaporator replaced, new a/c thermostat.

In May: Had both True-Lock sensors and actuators replaced.

Now: Check engine light on permanently (PO128 Thermostat Rationality). Waiting for the next major problem, before I bring it to the dealer, which will happen sooner than later, I am sure. I can't afford to pay the $100 deductible every few weeks when something breaks.

Note: I use my Jeep very lightly and seldom off road. No abuse. The car is just a clunker.
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Had it at the dealership. The following repairs were done under Jeep Warranty: Preplaced oil cooler, new oil pump, some pipe replaced (not sure what it was).

Under Extended Warranty: ABS sensor replacement (2nd time in 3 years), A/C evaporator replaced, new a/c thermostat.

In May: Had both True-Lock sensors and actuators replaced.

Now: Check engine light on permanently (PO128 Thermostat Rationality). Waiting for the next major problem, before I bring it to the dealer, which will happen sooner than later, I am sure. I can't afford to pay the $100 deductible every few weeks when something breaks.

Note: I use my Jeep very lightly and seldom off road. No abuse. The car is just a clunker.
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I have a2008 JKU rubicon with the traction control light coming on, when it does the cruise control doesn't work and it won't shift into overdrive. Has anone else had the same problem and if so was it a simple fix or did it involve getting a shop/dealer involved?
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OK folks, add me to the list. I have a 2015 2-dr Rubicon HR, no mods to the tires, suspension, steering, etc. I have 35,600 miles on my Jeep, 3.73 rear end, auto transmission.

Friday right after after work and starting my Jeep, pulling out of the parking spot, my Jeep went into ESC (light came on) intermittently. Both brakes and engine control felt like they kicked in during the events and this continued for about 0.1 mile then stopped. This happened regardless of whether I had steering wheel input or I was going straight it seemed.

Then it happened again Saturday morning pulling out of my condo parking spot. What was really unnerving was that my side street dumps out onto a 45 mph 4-lane road. Knowing the ESC had been acting up I did not try to fit into traffic flow but waited until there was a big gap in traffic. Luckily I did as it happened again, almost bringing the Jeep to a stop while trying to get up to speed on the 45 mph road. The ESC events stopped after about 0.1 mile again.

I went to a friend's house on that trip. Four hours later pulling away from the curb (no high angle turns of steering wheel) it happened again intermittently almost bringing the Jeep to a dead stop a couple of times. And it seemed to go away after about 0.1 mile again.

I'm trying to get into the dealership tomorrow as I consider this a safety issue. Not knowing when the brakes will apply and when the engine will cut out trying to get out into traffic around here is not reassuring.
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02/26/2018 Update: Yesterday morning starting up the Jeep and pulling out of my parking space heading to work the ESC activated again, but this time I got an ABS failure light with the ESC light after a couple of activations, then ESC shut off. The ABS fail light went out after a few miles. As expected, same thing happened as I left work five hours later heading to the dealership - ESC activations/ABS fail light/ABS fail light went out after a few miles.

Dealer service department diagnosed the problem as a bad right rear wheel speed sensor. Wiring was good and sensor was replaced. I did not encounter the ESC activation this morning. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the problem is resolved. I'm also hoping that I just got one bad sensor and there's not a latent quality problem with the other three on the Jeep.
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This just happened to me Monday. Is there a way to test the wheel speed sensors or what’s the best way to diagnose this problem?
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This just happened to me Monday. Is there a way to test the wheel speed sensors or what’s the best way to diagnose this problem?
I would like to know about this also

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