Traction and Active Traction Control Indicator symbols. These symbols indicate that the systems has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions, hence the green color. Like other text indicators, they intend to inform more directly than diagrams.
Color is important. A yellow indicator, particularly if it is accompanied by the Master Warning, indicates a problem with the system that your dealer should address. The systems will likely be turned off as well if the Check Engine light is on.
These symbols indicate Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Traction Control System (TCS) Warnings, variants in the name. Again, green or amber indicates the system is on and functioning or that the system has a malfunction, respectively. The TCS light will also be illuminated if the system is turned off using its control switch.
This light will be active when the traction control system is switched off and is generally amber. If the switch is on, a malfunction is indicated. Note that traction control sysems use the vehicle’s brakes and throttle in their operations and the malfunctions may be in the antilock brakes or the engine. The ABS or Check Engine light(s) may be on as well.
These symbols indicate a malfunction in the traction control or a related Stability Control system. Separate warning lights are generally the rule, but some of the first vehicles that employed the systems had their warning lights combined. The vehicle should be taken to the dealer as soon as possible for repair.
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