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We are on a road trip in a 2010 Subaru Outback. Just now the brake light check engine light and traction light have come on th car is driving fine.
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

All of these lights coming on at the same time indicate a fault has been detected with one of the traction control components that is also used for engine management and braking.The most common is a faulty wheel speed sensor or faulty steering position sensor.The vehicle will still operate properly and usually you can continue to drive it but keep in mind you may not have anti lock brakes or traction control but you will still have power brakes.

What has to be done is to have the fault codes read out/checked with a compatible scan tool or computer plugged into your vehicle that can read all computers in your vehicle.Once this is done any codes set then need diagnosed to then help to locate and repair this issue.Most shops or a dealer can read out codes as well as diagnose and repair them for a fee.A local parts store can sometimes read out fault codes at no charge to you but usually cannot diagnose or repair the codes but can give you an idea of what is at fault needing replaced.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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