What does the ESP malfunction light on the dash of a 2006 C350 mean?
I was driving down the road and the car did not want to accelerate after a
while of driving. I had to cut the car off and let it sit for a minute. I proceeded
to crank the car up, which it did. But I need some help figuring out what this
means and what is going on with my car. Thanks in advance.
The ESP malfunction light on the dashboard came on as well.
Esp stands for "electronic stability programme". It's a system which constantly monitors the car's stability and grip. When the system detects loss of traction in a wheel it will apply the brake on that wheel to prevent the car from spinning and crashing into a ditch. It will likely affect the traction control, the abs brakes or both. Chances are the problem lies in a faulty sensor but you should take it to a garage and have them plug a fault code reader into the car which should get you a bit closer to which sensor is at fault.
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