I recently bought a 2012 jeep liberty limited. 43000k it's runs great. We just had about 2 feet of snow in 3 days roads were real icy and to run in 4 wheel lock a few times (drove real slow). However even if I'm in 4wd lock or 2 WD when I turn it makes a grinding noise. Is this normal? It only does when I turn and the sharper I turn the worse it sounds. Makes no noise when driving straight. Just wondering if anyone has had similar issue.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located
in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
and driving to the prevailing road conditions.
Things to note:
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
Jeep Social Care Specialist
No lights. Roads cleared today and it doesn't do it unless snowy road. Which I guess would point to traction control?
Most likely. I'm sure others will agree, but the smallest piece of ice can set of the traction control. Heck, it was turning on for me the other night when I didn't even know there was still ice in my driveway as I reversed into my spot.
It is a noise you have to get used to, but it's just how the system works.
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