trac off light come on. What does this mean?

mongno
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Asked by mongno Sep 14, 2007 at 06:26 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: General

"Track off" message came on dashboard instruments.  What does that mean?

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littlehorn
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This means that your Electronic Traction Control is either off, or not working. Unless you turned it off, say by pressing a button for the Traction Control, it will need to be checked by a dealer, because the light shouldn't come on unless it was turned off, or is malfunctioning.

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jdg02532
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I have a 98 Pontiac Grand Prix that trac off light comes on while driving, have taken it to dealer & he can't figure out the problem. The car will jerk & almost stall, then run normal when trac off light comes on. Cannot turn it off by button. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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mleann69tx
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will this light being on make it get hot

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CRAZYC
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no, it has nothing to do with temp. but usually traction control light on these vehicles is a bad ABS wheel sensor or something of that nature

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Richard Schroer
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just push your ETS button- this should turn it back on and the light will go off- if ti was a sensor, it should turn on the ABS light too, not jus the trac off light.

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yannawells
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How do u turn off the trac off light @the abs light

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Peter Nichols
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it means that now you can do burnouts with full power instead of computer modulated sissy burnouts !!!

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tenspeed
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"Trak Off" means that the traction control button is off or the wheels spun and the engine is at reduced power. There is a ETS button above the radio next to the hazard warning button. --- If the "ABS" light and the "Service Vehicle Soon" lights are on, it means that a wheel speed sensor has failed. One of the front hubs needs to be replaced.

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erowland4433
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what if the ETS button does not work

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scrufy
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I have a 2005Toyota sequire suv v8 the trac off and vsc trac light are on I spent $312 with the dealer to diagnose and check for the problem but they cannot figure out the problem. I need help

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scrufy
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2005 Toyota sequire v8 trunk lash is broken it will not open . I need help

Jeff Justice
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I have A Toyota corolla and my check light came on and trac off light I took it they ran test couldn't find anything wrong. Now a week later it is back on. I don't know what's going on

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gman3323
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It means your traction control module is over heated and it starts to malfunction so you have a greater chance of wheel spin if the gas pedal is smashed from a stop or spin out if driveing on icey roads

kmlopez2009
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I have a 1998 Lincoln Town Car and the check Eng light check track is on and like all u say is happening and today it started making a knocking nosey but oil is good help I have three kids and only car What can I do to fix this

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