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BAS/ESP light

As I was driving on the highway the other day and again yesterday (Monday) the BAS/ESP light came on, both times I had just applied the brakes, however not that hard as I was not going over the speed limit at the time. Once that light came on I lost the cruise control. The brakes still work fine and when I stopped and restarted the car the light went off and stayed off the rest of the drive.

Question is why would it come on in the first place? What is in the wiring that might cause it to come on? And if it was something defective would it not do it each and every time I braked the car (Hard)?

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I know this is a really dumb question, but was it a bumpy ride?


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No I was on a Motorway quite smooth. What I need to know realy is even if the System comes on why does it not go off untill you stop the engine and re-start it?

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Had same problem.I replaced the brake light switch, fixed!
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Brake light switch fail is so common....you will lose cruise control when it fails.
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I have exactly the same problem has happened to me three times in the last two months. Switch off engine and restart it cures it.

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+1 for replacing the brake pedal switch , it's a cheap , easy repair and a good place to start !
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Last time my bas/esp light came on was due to a bad speed sensor. It had failed but they are known (i believe) to simply get dirty. Had it come on last month and actually had it fix itself after I gave her a nice bath =)
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I just had my wheel speed sensors fixed at the dealer. Cost was $645.


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I just had my wheel speed sensors fixed at the dealer. Cost was $645.
Ouch that must have hurt
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