Traction Control Light comes on at times when the car sputters

Asked by Feb 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM about the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Gauges on dashboard are all digital. The temperature gauge flashes off then
back on, the car loses momentum (and one time turned completely off), and
traction control light comes on all at the same time. This happens periodically.
What could be the issue?

2 Answers

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It's most likely an ECU issue or a fuse issue, take it to a shop and have them run a diagnostics test to find out more about it.

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With the temperature gauge flashing, you probably have an overheating issue that's serious enough to cause the car to reduce speed or disable the car to save you from destroying the engine; that's also why the traction control has been shut off. This might be a sensor issue and not a threatening problem, but you need to see a mechanic NOW to find out.

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