1997 LEXUS ES 300 TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT

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  • nick1479
  • 1997 Lexus ES 300

Engine Performance problem
1997 Lexus ES 300 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 126500 miles

The Trac Off light came on. The manual says that it is the Traction Control. Is this a major problem, will this affect the engine/transmission?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 AT 8:33 PM

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  • Tim Weldy
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I have a 2001 ES 300 and the traction light is illuminated. I am reluctant to spend a lot of money on this car as it has 130,000 miles. Please advise how to proceed and what are the possible consequences of not repairing this malfunction. Thank you. Respectfully, tim

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 1:54 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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Traction control helps you maintain control on wet or slippery roads. As I understand it, the light you're talking about means the traction control system is turned off. This should have no effect on the engine or transmission.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 6:45 AM

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