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2007 Kia Sorento Question: What is the ESC Off Light and why did it come on with the Check Engine Light

 

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drohling, 3.8L V6, Greenville, SC, May 15, 2011, 14:37
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While driving I notices that the "ESC OFF" light had come on as well as the "Check Engine Light" and tyhe "ABS" light
There is a button on the left bottom of the dash that says "ESC Off" Switch. I tried it but nothing happened. Do I need to take to the dealer or is it something I can fix with a touch of a switch or a part replacement?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 15, 2011, 16:50
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    ESC stands for electronic stability control. Codes are stored in the memory of the computer as to what the problem is but a scan tool is required to extract them so. Is your car still under Kia warranty if so let them repair it for free.

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    Visitor, June 02, 2011, 12:05

    When mine did that, the brake switch had gone out. I had no brake lights and the cruise didn't work either.

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    07kia December 07, 2012, 12:08
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    I'm sure youve taken care of it by now. But for any future questions I had a similar problem with my 07 Sedona. I only had ESC OFF and CHECK ENGINE LITES on with no brake lites. Took to get scan at local Auto Parts store which called out brake switch. Found out from another blog that there was a recall on that switch but didnt cover my VIN number. So bought switch for $13 and installed myself. Easy to install hard to get to. The brake lites work now and the ESC OFF lite is off. (ESC LITE will come on when ESC OFF lite is engaged, which is normal). The check engine lite remains on so I will get another Scan. HINT in replacing switch 1. Remove Drivers seat to get to switch. I tried at first to do with seat in and was difficult to finish job. There are only four bolts to remove seat. 2. The Brake pedal assy has a groove in it which sits right below brake switch. When removing or installing brake switch bolt is sure to find its way into that groove which is time consuming to get out. After I got the bolt out I simply put duct tape over the groove. I wish i would have done that in the first place. Good luck

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