will having the asr/esp light on cause damage to engine
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Question: ASR*/ESP* LIGHT
Answer #1Northside Automotive (30 Answers) , Johnson City, NY - (607) 269-4479gordondus October 04, 2013, 15:14Technician
No. But your brakes will be affected. You probably have a poor connection somewhere.
Replylclevis2003, October 04, 2013, 16:58Rookie
Answer #2Don12 from North Georgia Auto Repair, October 10, 2013, 20:20Enthusiast
no it seeing it is part of the traction control system ASR stands for Anti-Slip Regulation. It is a early traction system that only prevented the wheels from slipping under acceleration. ESP is a newer traction system that incorporates ASR, BAS, ABS, ETS under 1 control module. ESP prevents the vehicle from going out of control on corners by braking individual tires and cutting the signal from the accelerator pedal. It uses a steering angle sensor, YAW rate sensor, acceleration sensor, and all 4 wheel speed sensors to determine which wheel to brake.