What is traction control and why does to light come on


Asked by Jan 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM about the 1996 Buick Park Avenue 4 Dr Ultra Supercharged Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Buick Park Ave Ultra Supercharged and my traction control light is on.
What is traction control ? What does it do? Is it related to brake system? Also how can it
be fixed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. PLEASE !!!!

2 Answers


You might have shut off the traction control. Try pressing the button. See the attach link for location. http://www.rockauto.com/getimage/getimage.php?imagekey=43710&imageurl=http%3A//www.rockauto.com/info/SMP/DS714_PRIMARY.jpg

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When one of your front wheels slip during acceleration, the traction control reduces engine power, and uses the anti-lock to pulse the brakes on that wheel. This directs power to the other front wheel, to help you get moving.

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