1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Run Battery Flat - ESP Fault

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by SCFC_Messiah, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. SCFC_Messiah
    Offline

    SCFC_Messiah Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Jul 4, 2012]
    Fitting lowering springs today and like a muppet left keys in the ignition with the radio on for too long. Went to start the car now and the battery is flat. Getting a warning message to say there's a fault with the ESP

    Will the warning message disappear after I jump the car? Or is the fault code going to need to be cleared £££?
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 17, 2014]

  3. MrLapou
    Offline

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    117
    [Jul 4, 2012]
    Yeah it will go out
    #2
  4. SCFC_Messiah
    Offline

    SCFC_Messiah Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Jul 4, 2012]
    Thank you kindly, sir :)

    It didn't go out initially, but after driving the car for just a few meters the ESP and Power Steering fault lights disappeared
    #3
  5. Old-Boy-Racer
    Offline

    Old-Boy-Racer Guest

    [Jul 7, 2012]

    This usually happens whenever the battery is disconnected. The ECU loses its sense of the steering's position - specifically its limits left and right. This causes the ESP to malfunction as it needs to know exactly where the wheels are pointing. Hence why the steering light and ESP fault are indicated. It can sometimes be cleared by turning the wheel lock to lock a few times. My mechanic told me to find a largeish car park and do several full lock turns left and right. It usually clears itself before I get there LOL:racer:
    #4
  6. Vertigo1
    Offline

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    256
    [Jul 7, 2012]
    I had to disconnect the battery a few times on my last car and basically half the electronic systems have a fit when you first start it again and take a few hundred yards of driving to sort themselves out again :)
    #5

Share This Page