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I have this HILL START ASSIST NOT AVAILABLE warning and both the ABS and traction control will light up. What is wrong with my 2015 Ford escape titanium

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

Both ABS light and traction control will light up . Sometimes it would go away after I restart the car.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?

Well I am trying to fix it if I can. This usually happens when I stop the car to a halt but not all the time.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car is tock and I havent change anything. stock

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This "HILL START ASSIST NOT AVAILABLE" warning together both the ABS and traction control lights up, only happens when I had a sudden or hard stop. When I turn off engine and restart it again, the lights goes off as if nothing happens. This only happens a week ago. Didnt have this problem before.
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Ford Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

You have a code in the ABS system. This is causing all of your other lights to come on. These systems communicate with each on a network and use sensor information from each other. Traction control and hill start use anti lock brake system info and vise versa.

You need to get a scan for codes and see what the problem is. Most common cause is a faulty wheel speed sensor. In order do diagnose which wheel you need a scan tool that is able to read live data from the abs system and see real time mph reading of each wheel speed sensor. There is one sensor at each wheel.

Once you have the code you will be able to narrow down the problem and find the root cause.

Also I would contact your Local Ford dealer as this still may be covered under factory warranty and the repair could be no cost to you.

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