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The abs, 4x4, esp off, and image with slippy car on road

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The abs, 4x4, esp off, and image with slippy car on road ***** *****ghts are all stuck on permanently. It seems to drive OK apart from when i'm parking it feel very heavy on the steering at times (it didn't before lights were on)
JA: Has the light been on for some time?
Customer: 3-4 days
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: pathfinder adventura, 2.5 2006
JA: What year is your Pathfinder?
Customer: 2006 manual
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, its still under warranty from the dealer i bought it from but only has 2 wks left when called them they advised disconnecting battery for couple of hours then seeing if all lights go ouyt!!
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Customer: does the battery sound like a valid solution? They explained that may be becouse of cold?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the 4x4 light only comes on after ive been driving for a couple of miles then the small image of car on dash (next to temp gauge) disappears. Cannot turn esp on or off as button appears not to work.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

Disconnecting the battery won't change anything. The problem needs to be repaired.

These warning lights are coming on because the ABS module is seeing a failure in a system component and setting a fault code. There are many possible causes for an ABS light but if the four wheel drive light is also coming on then there is a good chance you have a missing wheel speed sensor signal.

The first thing that needs to be done is use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes have set and then testing will be done from there.

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