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Intermittent Traction control and ABS lights

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by richard300, Jun 4, 2013.

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    Hi.... I seem to have an intermittent problem with the Traction control and ABS lights both coming on.
    It seems to be completely random as to when it happens and if i turn the engine off and re start the car the problem doesn't happen for the rest of my journey.


    Is this common?

    Richard.
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    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It could be one of several issues, without a VCDS scan you're clutching at straws.

    Next time it does it, see if the brake lights work - a faulty pedal switch can often give the warning light combination you've mentioned.
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    +1 for the above, could also be a steering angle sensor, as James said would benefit a diagnostic check in the first instance.
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    When I had this problem (on my S8) it turned out to be a faulty ABS sensor, do you feel the ABS kicking when stopping from very low speeds ie in traffic as well? that was another symptom of mine
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    Mine does the same when I turn my HIDs on!
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    I get this and speedo goes off too, always get the code for front left wheel speed sensor but replaced about 3 times with new ones and doesn't help I'm in the process off finding the fault checking things
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