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traction control light comes on around corners

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Hi, is it normal for the traction control light to flash on when pushing the mk2.5 ford focus?
 

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No. Sounds like you're treating it like a little sports car or tyres are bald lol.

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As mentioned, you're going too fast or your tyres are shot or the steering geometry is out and the vehicle is constantly sensing that it's sliding. 

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I think it was just the weather conditions + speed as I have new tyres and it was aligned also.

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2 hours ago, gloves said:

I think it was just the weather conditions + speed as I have new tyres and it was aligned also.

Then slow down

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8 minutes ago, pragmatix said:

Then slow down

 

2 hours ago, DaveT70 said:

As mentioned, you're going too fast or your tyres are shot or the steering geometry is out and the vehicle is constantly sensing that it's sliding. 

 

4 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

No. Sounds like you're treating it like a little sports car or tyres are bald lol.

Not too sure now, on my commute this morning I was coming off a roundabout to get on the dual carriage way and as I was moving through the gears (yes quickly and at speed) It came on. Road was damp but it wasn't raining, I just don't know if that's normal.. 

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'yes quickly and at speed' .....................maybe a clue??

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Budget tyres?

The Mk2.5 Focus traction control is very sensitive...booting off of a dual carriageway roundabout with the wheels turned it's not usual to trigger it, but if it's happening on a damp straight you're probably accelerating too hard for the conditions.

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3 hours ago, Andyr55 said:

'yes quickly and at speed' .....................maybe a clue??

It may seem obvious to you but I've not had a 'modern' car before. I don't know what's normal it's why I am asking. 

1 hour ago, TomsFocus said:

Budget tyres?

The Mk2.5 Focus traction control is very sensitive...booting off of a dual carriageway roundabout with the wheels turned it's not usual to trigger it, but if it's happening on a damp straight you're probably accelerating too hard for the conditions.

Ok, that sounds fine then, good to know its sensitive and there is not something wrong. 

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