​ESP Fault Warning Light

The Bulb Check: ​​​​​​​​​​​ESP Fault Warning Light

​​​​​​​This indicates that there is a problem with the vehicle's traction control/anti-skid or electronic stability system. ESP, or Electronic Stability Program, is a software managed chassis control system. The program is designed ​for wen the conditions ​of the vehicle’s stability limit is exceeded, whether due to human error, a ​drastic change in the road surface or during a sudden evasive manoeuvre, ESP will automatically intervene.

​​​The system uses the car’s anti-lock braking system to monitor individual wheel speed and, more importantly, to apply a measured amount of braking to just one wheel in order to counter the onset of oversteer or understeer. If the ESP warning light stays on, it means that an important electronic driving aid no longer functions or functions properly and could cause you serious driving issues.

​​What to Do: ​​​​​​​​​​​ESP Fault Warning Light

​Immediately take the car to a professional for diagnostics and repair. This will require a level of tools and skill that may be higher than a DIY mechanic.