It's always more apparmet on wet roads and icey. If i'm stationary and try to move off briskly so that the wheels spin I get an accompanying grinding noise coming from the wheels (front of the car- either side). I haven't got any form of traction control only ABS is fitted. Can anyone answer what this is? I had an experience where I was parked on wet grass the wheels span sightly and I got this strange noise. Looking on the grass afterwards only the right hand side wheel had dug into the grass the other side hadn't? My lights also dim slightly when i get this noise (which suggests it's activated something electrical). It only happens when moving off and as the wheels loose traction , not once I'm driving along at a decent speed. I'ts a standard 1.8T with only ABS nothing else special. I have not buttons or lights for traction. This morning with all the snow it was happening all the time when moving off!!!