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trainerlam 09-21-2011 07:01 PM

warnng lights after offroading
Have a brand new GC Ltd (one month old) and have had two incidents already, both after off-roading. In the first one the service 4WD light came on and my front wheels stopped working. I switched to 4WD low and got off the beach but the warning message stayed on. While I was waiting for a tow, I tried restarting the car and all was OK. Brought it to the dealer who flashed the component and said all was now fixed. Went back off-roading to see if problem fixed and this time the ESC light came on and stayed on, and the cruise control stopped working as well. After 2-3 restarts later in the day the light went back off and the Cruise control started working again. The dealer said this was normal! He said that if the car senses a slipping wheel the ESC light will stay on for several cycles, and when that light is on the CC won’t work. That makes no sense to me – that every time my wheel slips I have a warning light and no CC for a day or two.
Any ideas on this? The only TSB on the ESC is related to sensitive, not really my issue.

Cherodude 09-21-2011 07:53 PM

Re: warnng lights after offroading
Last winter, after coming out of a long stretch of deep unplowed snow on a country laneway (hundreds of metres), I had the ESC light come on and the cruise control did not work on the highway. I had only a short drive to get home and made it with no problems. The next morning I started the Jeep, the ESC light was off and cruise worked fine again. It has never happened again, so I don't worry about it.

trainerlam 09-22-2011 08:07 PM

Re: warnng lights after offroading
Glad you had no more problems. I wish I could confirm what the dealer service guy told me is real or not.

ckmorton 02-02-2012 09:33 PM

ESC Light came on
I was not offroading. My ESC light came on tonight and stayed on. It was raining outside and I turned on the windshield wipers because they did not automatically wipe away the rain. I have no interior lights that work. The light on the 4 wheel drive turn know doesn't show. I have no operating turn signals. The lights on the vanity mirrors don't work. I got home (very short drive about six blocks). Turned car off. Re-started and no change. Did it a third time and no change. Was fine when I parked it. Anyone have any idea what's going on??????

ENFORCER 02-03-2012 01:26 AM

Re: warnng lights after offroading
I would think a lose battery lead or lose plug somewhere

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