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    Thread: Esp error in mfd

    1. Junior Member
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      01-22-2012 09:04 AM #1
      i was driving last night, doing about 5 mph, when I got the ESP ERROR on the MFD, then the same symbol that is on the esp button, lit also on the MFD.

      This morning started the car, and the symbol was no longer lit. Any ideas exactly what an ESP ERROR is?

      TIA

    2. 01-22-2012 09:25 AM #2
      Accelermeter issues, electrical connector issues, steering angle sensor, electronic power steering (bad rack) even wheel speed (ABS sensors) and transmission speed sensors can cause esp faults. It could be many things besides the above so I would get than scanned.
      Last edited by VR6Now; 01-22-2012 at 09:34 AM.

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      01-22-2012 09:42 AM #3
      Thanks for the info, thankfully still under warranty, so I will let the dealer check it out.

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      01-22-2012 11:08 AM #4
      The other possibility is that dirt, mud, slush (it is winter in some parts) got into the space between the sensor and the magnetic ring on the hub. Or a computer glitch that went away when you did an on/off cycle.

    5. 01-22-2012 01:13 PM #5
      It's a possibility but most sensors are more resistant these days (used to work for a company that provided wheel speed sensors) and a false missed tooth/teeth error is more likely to result in an ABS fault first. An implasible sensor output could cause an ABS or ESP fault.

      The Tiguan's tone wheel may be inside the hub assembly where it is more protected from mud and impact damage. The current trend is to protect the sensor and tone wheel by placing it inside the hub asm. If my memory is correct, my mk5 jetta tdi has the tone wheel inside so the Tiguan may be similar.
      Last edited by VR6Now; 01-22-2012 at 01:28 PM.

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      01-22-2012 03:37 PM #6
      Actually on the MK V's, the pickup is exposed. On several occasions I have had slush get in and cause errors. However my Rabbit only has ASR, not ESP, so i can only extrapolate a similar fault condition.

    7. 01-23-2012 12:05 AM #7
      Strange that the V Rabbit did not have ESP and my V Jetta does.

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      01-23-2012 07:39 AM #8
      It was an option that I ended up without.

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      01-28-2012 02:44 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6Now View Post
      Accelermeter issues, electrical connector issues, steering angle sensor, electronic power steering (bad rack) even wheel speed (ABS sensors) and transmission speed sensors can cause esp faults. It could be many things besides the above so I would get than scanned.

      Finally took it in, dealer said it is the steering angle sensor, no idea what that is...part is on order.

      Thanks.

    10. 01-28-2012 06:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by shawng View Post
      It was an option that I ended up without.
      It was not an option I could accept or reject...it was standard.

    11. 01-28-2012 06:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by gtbdevs View Post
      Finally took it in, dealer said it is the steering angle sensor, no idea what that is...part is on order.

      Thanks.
      It really is what it sounds like. A sensor to detect how much you have turned the steering wheel. The ESP uses this as an input to determine if the vehicle is actually going in the direction that you told it to go. If not, you are in a situation where it may need to intervene. If the accelemeter detects forward motion (aligned with the major axis of the car) and you have the steering turned to the right, you're in a skid.

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