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What Does ESP Light On Suzuki Grand Vitara Mean? How To Fix?

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What does the ESP light on 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara indicate when it stays on all the time and what does it take to fix the problem. Can I fix the problem and what is the danger of driving the car with the light always on?... Read full answer

What does the ESP light on 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara indicate when it stays on all the time and what does it take to fix the problem. Can I fix the problem and what is the danger of driving the car with the light always on?

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Auto Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
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Is the car running and shifting properly?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

It seems to be

Auto Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

Does this have a manual or automatic transmission?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

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Auto Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

OK there is actually a recall on this issue where the abs module /pump fails and causes this issue. This will need to be replaced to fix this issue. It will not affect the way the vehicle drives but you just will not have abs breaks but will have conventional brakes. Call the dealer to see if this is covered if not you can get the part from a local salvage yard to save money. New replacement parts and labor is close to 3000 dollars. These are the next steps.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Hello,

I talked to the local Suzuki dealer and he couldn't find anything about a recall on abs or anything like this. Where did you get the info on a recall and who can I talk to about it around here?

Auto Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

Straight from the factory. That was for certain vin ranges . Did they run your vin for recalls?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Yes they did or at least I gave the vin to them.

Auto Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago

Ok then you need to have the vehicle scanned to see what code is stored for the ESP light . Most common is a faulty ABS pump/ modulator. Having the code will pinpoint the problem and that is the next step.

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