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Auto trac light comes on, The traction control lights, 2002

Customer Question

Auto trac light comes on
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The traction control lights
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2002 mazda 6
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: When I shut the car off it restarts but then comes on again and the car starts to "buck"
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It seems to occur when I'm not accelerating
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the traction control light is coming on while still and without pressing the button then it's because the ABS module is seeing an issue that will prevent proper traction control operation and has set a fault code. There are many possible causes including speed sensors, the hydraulic control unit or pump motor, the ABS module itself, or there may be an engine performance related issue turning it on if it comes on at the time the engine runs poorly.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes are setting. Do you know what codes are stored?