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Unread 09-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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ESC lights on already???

Just bought my JKU Moab in July new it's a 2013 wth 5500 miles I put on it already! Was rounding a corner on the way to church and the ESC light came on! Immediately I'm like .... Whaaaats the deal?? And skip a bit of fellowshipping to read my user guide( horrible I know) and see if I can figure it out! Followed the rules it said to do... And eventually it turned off. But now when I turn on my jeep " both " the indicator lights come on... Then turn off! It bothers me why would they come on? Want to see if I can get some reasonable responses before I pay to take it in! Appreciate what you all have to say

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Unread 09-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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I can only speak from experience.. Wranglers are not as sure-footed as passenger vehicles. If you take a corner at a moderate speed, it generally will be fine. But if you hit a larger-than-normal crack in the road, uneven pavement, or something a little larger than a pebble during that turn, that movement/vibration can trigger ESP to engage (first couple of times it caught me off guard, but you get used to it). Add a lift and larger tires, it makes it easier for ESP to engage. If it were up to me, I'd say your Jeep is functioning as "programmed". If ESP was engaging while you were just cruising in a straight line, then I'd say something is wrong.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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I will lean towards a bad wheel speed sensor... they are known to be crappy on our jeeps time to time. Or also a clock spring... but I would try a sensor first... know any one with a obd2 reader?
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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the indicator lights come on and then go right off when you start the jeep. Its a normal thing. I think it is just the computer testing everything.

Going around curves too fast can do it, I have never had it happen but the wife has mentioned it happening on occasion.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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I can only speak from experience.. Wranglers are not as sure-footed as passenger vehicles. If you take a corner at a moderate speed, it generally will be fine. But if you hit a larger-than-normal crack in the road, uneven pavement, or something a little larger than a pebble during that turn, that movement/vibration can trigger ESP to engage (first couple of times it caught me off guard, but you get used to it). Add a lift and larger tires, it makes it easier for ESP to engage. If it were up to me, I'd say your Jeep is functioning as "programmed". If ESP was engaging while you were just cruising in a straight line, then I'd say something is wrong.
I appreciate the reply ... My thoughts were along the lines of yours , so having commutative supports provides sensibility and security , thank you

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Unread 09-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the indicator lights come on and then go right off when you start the jeep. Its a normal thing. I think it is just the computer testing everything. Going around curves too fast can do it, I have never had it happen but the wife has mentioned it happening on occasion.
This. All the indicator lights always illuminate for a few seconds when starting the Jeep. I think most all JKs will get an esc light if you take corners like you're in a Porsche.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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You said you followed instructions in the user manual...I applaud you for reading, most don't!

Did you disable the ESC system?
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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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You said you followed instructions in the user manual...I applaud you for reading, most don't! Did you disable the ESC system?
The light eventually turned off later in the day, but now does come on for about 3 seconds when turning my jeep on, then turns off. Lol if it didn't turn off by the end of the day I was going to take the cables off my battery , wait a bit and put em back on to see if that made a difference. Now I'm just going to invest in an obd2 reader!

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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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This. All the indicator lights always illuminate for a few seconds when starting the Jeep. I think most all JKs will get an esc light if you take corners like you're in a Porsche.
I'm out in 29 palms Cali ... Lots of sand .... Desert roads n such . I imagine I tend to take all turns on a quick spin... Just after 5500 miles on a mild turn... It was the first time the darn light came on!

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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure the indicator lights come on and then go right off when you start the jeep. Its a normal thing. I think it is just the computer testing everything. Going around curves too fast can do it, I have never had it happen but the wife has mentioned it happening on occasion.
I guess I'm just surprised at a vehicle made to go out and do some 4 wheeling can be so darn sensitive about a taking a turn a lil sooner then maybe it was ready for lol.

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I will lean towards a bad wheel speed sensor... they are known to be crappy on our jeeps time to time. Or also a clock spring... but I would try a sensor first... know any one with a obd2 reader?
Don't know why I didn't think about a bad wheel sensor ?? But definitely will be investing in an obd2 sensor reader thanks

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Is your steering wheel slightly off center?
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Unread 09-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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All of the lights will illuminate when you start the Jeep. That is normal. My 2009 has done the same thing a couple times. No need to panic. A bad wheel speed sensor will give a solid light.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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I guess I'm just surprised at a vehicle made to go out and do some 4 wheeling can be so darn sensitive about a taking a turn a lil sooner then maybe it was ready for lol. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
You can thank all the nanny systems for that. That's what happens when things are idiot proofed.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 10:48 PM   #15
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I'm out in 29 palms Cali ... Lots of sand .... Desert roads n such . I imagine I tend to take all turns on a quick spin... Just after 5500 miles on a mild turn... It was the first time the darn light came on!
That's the 29 Stumps for ya!

When a tire breaks free on an ESC system, the light will often come on.
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