trac off light come on. What does this mean?

5

Asked by 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?

21 Answers

40,875

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.

50 out of 50 people think this is helpful.
1,260

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

126 out of 126 people think this is helpful.
230

will this light being on make it get hot

23 out of 23 people think this is helpful.
410

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

15 out of 15 people think this is helpful.
8,745

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.

40 out of 40 people think this is helpful.
920

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

92 out of 92 people think this is helpful.
3,075

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

15 out of 15 people think this is helpful.
92,065

"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.

44 out of 44 people think this is helpful.
360

what if the ETS button does not work

36 out of 36 people think this is helpful.
140

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

13 out of 13 people think this is helpful.
140

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
170

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

17 out of 17 people think this is helpful.
30

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

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
140

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

14 out of 14 people think this is helpful.
200

2001Regal buick how do u turned off trac off

20 out of 20 people think this is helpful.
40

Ford Windstar 1998

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
10

rain_558873@yahoo.com

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
60

My "trac off" light came on and my "service engine soon" light came on. We spent $4000 on leakage about 5 months ago. When i turn on the car it makes a raspy sound. Over the years a lot of money has been put into this car. I have a buick century custom made.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
10

have a 2000 cavaler 2.2 motor, my trac-off light came on then the engine light, my scaner codes where P0105 and P0108 ( manifold absolute pressure high input ) found a short rubber hose that was bad on they intake Fix the problum . so CHECK ALL HOSES AND VACUME LINES BEFOR SPENDING ALOT OF MONEY. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
120

My dad has a 1999 pontaic grand am and his trac light come on is that a good sign

12 out of 12 people think this is helpful.
10

I have a 2001 Avalon And the tracking light comes on Saying that It needs to be checked it having run hot How do I get this check can anyone give me an answer please

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,699 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,310
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,510
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
19 Great Deals out of 3,814 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Firebird
18 Great Deals out of 808 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
935 Great Deals out of 35,463 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,921 listings starting at $3,499
Used Honda Accord
1,084 Great Deals out of 76,808 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,123 Great Deals out of 82,793 listings starting at $1,800
Used Pontiac Bonneville
8 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,196 Great Deals out of 93,150 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,323 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
937 Great Deals out of 68,324 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
318 Great Deals out of 21,656 listings starting at $1,771

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
443 listings starting at $2,699