ASR*/ESP* LIGHT
on 2005 Volkswagen Beetle

will having the asr/esp light on cause damage to engine

2 answers 2 comments
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.
I do have the same problem on my 2005 beetle, the ASR/ESP light will come on for some time then go off, and do not know what to check, can these by diagnose with scan tool like snapon scanner MT1800 ???
No. But your brakes will be affected. You probably have a poor connection somewhere.
thank you