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Old 01-06-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation Dash warnings!

Last night i went for a drive while it was snowing. It was the first real snow that i have taken the car through so i was getting a feel for everything. I had been driving for about 30 minutes (I wasn't purposely spinning or being reckless at all) and the traction control off light and the stability control light came on the dashboard at the same time. I was going around 25 MPH on a clear road (not slipping) when it happened. I didn't feel the car slip/hesitate/do anything out of the norm. The lights then went off after ~20 seconds.

I have researched a little on the forums and some of the GT guys had this problem and chalked it up to a faulty ABS sensor. I will be taking my car in soon but my dealership is fully booked for the next few days.

My tires do spin a few times when starting off from a dead stop but not enough to trip the traction control. Only when i am aggressive with the gas does the traction light come on. I don't think this has anything do do with the lights that came on because the car was perfectly stable when it happened. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Pic below.

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Bump. Anyone?
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I wouldn't necessarily jump to a faulty ABS sensor. You may have just gotten some snow/ice/etc. kicked up onto one of you sensors and it just needs to be cleaned up. I've seen dirty ABS sensors cause this problem before.
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I wouldn't necessarily jump to a faulty ABS sensor. You may have just gotten some snow/ice/etc. kicked up onto one of you sensors and it just needs to be cleaned up. I've seen dirty ABS sensors cause this problem before.

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my internet guess is the system kicked in when it detected wheel spin due to snow/ice and worked like a charm. If it stayed on I'd say something else but sounds good to me.
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my internet guess is the system kicked in when it detected wheel spin due to snow/ice and worked like a charm. If it stayed on I'd say something else but sounds good to me.

That would make sense if I was slipping or on a snowy road. In that case it would flash (which it did a few times that night). The weird thing about it though is the two lights stayed on when I was driving slowly and not slipping at all, then went away after 20 seconds or so. I think I agree with the previous poster about the sensors getting clogged with ice/snow.


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That's totally possible, but keep in mind that the sensors are probably more sensitive than your butt and its possible there was asymmetrical wheelslip happening to a small degree. I have this experience with my truck on ice/snow in 4WD.
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That's totally possible, but keep in mind that the sensors are probably more sensitive than your butt and its possible there was asymmetrical wheelslip happening to a small degree. I have this experience with my truck on ice/snow in 4WD.
The only thing that tells me this wasn't due to slipping is because one if those lights in his pic is the "traction control off" light. If he was slipping, the car wouldn't turn traction control off.

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The only thing that tells me this wasn't due to slipping is because one if those lights in his pic is the "traction control off" light. If he was slipping, the car wouldn't turn traction control off.

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Yeah, I definitely wasn't slipping. If I was the tc light would have flashed.


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I live in southern California and just over a week ago it snowed where I live for the first time in 10 years. I just bought my mustang 3 days prior and to walk out with it covered in snow kinda pissed me off haha. Anyways, I had the same thing happen with both lights staying on. As soon as I started the car they were on and after driving to the store 3 miles away they were still on! I thought I would have to take my new car in and pay tons of money to have it fixed but when I climbed into the car after shopping the lights were off. This led me to believe that there was snow in the sensor and melted off or whatever and now everything's cool. I'm pretty sure that's what it isClick image for larger version

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I live in southern California and just over a week ago it snowed where I live for the first time in 10 years. I just bought my mustang 3 days prior and to walk out with it covered in snow kinda pissed me off haha. Anyways, I had the same thing happen with both lights staying on. As soon as I started the car they were on and after driving to the store 3 miles away they were still on! I thought I would have to take my new car in and pay tons of money to have it fixed but when I climbed into the car after shopping the lights were off. This led me to believe that there was snow in the sensor and melted off or whatever and now everything's cool. I'm pretty sure that's what it isAttachment 173136


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So it isn't just me! Are you planning on taking your car in for service for it? I am still debating on whether i should make room in my busy schedule to take my car in if there is nothing wrong with it.
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