What does the ESP malfunction light on the dash of a 2006 C350 mean?

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Asked by Aug 13, 2016 at 02:38 AM about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 350 Luxury

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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.

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The ESP malfunction light on the dashboard came on as well.

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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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