Monster MotorsportVolks Autos
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ESP Fault

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3

    ESP Fault

    Hello evryone. I have a 54reg Seat Toledo sport 2.0tdi and the traction control/esp isn't working.(normally wouldnt bother but spinning wheels everywhere in this weather) The light on the dash doesn't light even if I hold the switch to turn it off. The ABS is fine as i checked the fuses. Any idea's would be great. Cheers

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    242
    Could be related to MAF sensor as on some VAG engines ESP disables when you disconnect MAF, just a theory....

    Also are you sure traction control works in 1st gear? A lot of diseasals have it disabled in 1st....
    Audi RS4 B7 Saloon in Mugello Blue

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    98
    I had a similar problem with being unable to deactivate the ESP in my Allroad. It transpired to be caused by a faulty suspension height sensor, as a result of which the ESP deactivation was disabled. When I fixed the sensor (short to earth) the ESP would deactivate too.

    What fault codes does VCDS show?
    2003 A6 Allroad 2.5 Tdi

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3
    Hi Chaps and thanks for the replies. Tryed the 1st gear option first and just spins the wheels up to 4th gear. As for the suspension idea.... it had shocks fitted earlier in the year so pop it on the ramp and have a look at the wiring ect. Did your light come on, on the dash or stay off? Cheers

  6. #5
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by mike140tdi View Post
    Did your light come on, on the dash or stay off?
    By default my ESP is active, and the dashboard light is off. To deactivate the ESP I press the button, at which point the dashboard light comes on. This is how things should work on the Allroad, and how mine is now (which is useful given current driving conditions).

    When I had a fault I couldn't deactivate the ESP and the dashboard warning light stayed resolutely off, other than very briefly during the ignition-on startup check (mind you, I had the suspension and Xenon self-levelling warning lights on constantly to make up for it).

    I couldn't tell you if the ESP was actually working or not at the time however, because the weather was fine and I wouldn't have noticed on the road.

    Sorry I can't be any more help.
    2003 A6 Allroad 2.5 Tdi

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3
    You should give up your day job and be tect support. Had the car on ramps this afternoon and found wiring rubbed away on the coil overs that wear fitted. Great help cheers.

  8. #7
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    98
    Thanks

    Glad be be of help, and very glad you've got your problem sorted.
    2003 A6 Allroad 2.5 Tdi

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO