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    On the way back today from the Scottish meet was accelerating up a hill hard in fifth and the spanner light flashes and the ESP Triangle/Skidding car light stays on....car seemed fine.

    Road was soaking wet and I didn't fell it spin or slide round the corner at all.

    Gets home safely, has a cup of tea, back out to the car and light has gone.

    Do I....

    1] Head for the dealer first thing and get it checked?
    2] Sleep easy and not worry but if it happens again goto 1.
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    3] Go out right now and try some lift off oversteer to check if the ESP is actually still working?

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    a would let it do it again before taking it to the garage but ave not got a vxr lol

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    I'd say #2 and maybe #3 next time you're out and about in some damp weather - so that'll be tomorrow then! lol

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    I have had the esp light activate all too easy in the past, don't worry about it.

    If it were a recurring theme in all weathers then I would worry

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    Go and spank it again John to see if it happens - even if it does come on again it will have been fun

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    Probably a bit of water in the ABS sensor connectors. Might be worth checking they're all soundly connected.

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    John that was you tempting fate telling me all about the problems you had with your ecu[s].

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    Did some spanking this morning...ESP kicked in fine.

    ...must have confused the ESP yesterday with a wee aquaplane or something.

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    Hi Jon

    Had the same thing happen ESP light plus spanner light reset with ignition and no further trouble with it.

    Mentioned it to the dealer and tech 2 showed a faulty esp module which was replaced under warranty.

    This took about a week to arrive but I noticed no driving difference while waiting.

    Dave

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    Thanks Dave, I'll get them maybe to have a look in the New Year...bit busy drinking today ;>

    Have a good one!

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