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Traction Control & ASR

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I have previoulsy posted on here about my Traction control but could do with your help once again.
From what i can gather ASR is traction control, however why is there seperate lights on the dashboard for ASR (automatic skid response) and traction control.
On my Stilo the ASR works fine, but when going around corners/rounabouts in the wet the car does slide, even at low speeds and the traction control doesnt react what so ever.
Have any idea??
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

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...however why is there seperate lights on the dashboard for ASR (automatic skid response) and traction control.
Can't make an sense of that comment - can you expand

It's always best to add to a thread, especially if you started it, as we can then follow what's been said
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

I can't recall, but does one light come on when you press the ASR button, to remind you it has been DE-ACTIVATED.

But when the ESP cuts in, or when it is ACTIVATED, the other light flashes?

Been so long my 100HP doesn't have it fitted.
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

Depending on what system you have as they work slightly different.

If you turn ASR off then the light on the dash pod stays lit up. If the ASR is on and wheel spin occurs, then the light on the dash pod flashes rapidly and throttle is reduced. ASR, TCS, and VDC are all different forms of traction control IIRC and may have additional lights for each respective system.
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

I thought ASR was the same thing in my opinion, mine doesnt have seperate warning lights?? As I said in a previous post, ASR will not stop the back of the car sliding, only wheelspin under heavy acceleration. ESP will do that for you.
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

Quote Originally Posted by fiattech View Post
Depending on what system you have as they work slightly different.

If you turn ASR off then the light on the dash pod stays lit up. If the ASR is on and wheel spin occurs, then the light on the dash pod flashes rapidly and throttle is reduced. ASR, TCS, and VDC are all different forms of traction control IIRC and may have additional lights for each respective system.
Think VDC on the Alfas is the same as ESP on the Fiats i.e. the thing that saves you from yourself.

You get an ASR deactivating button on both Fiats and Alfas for leaving tyres behind.
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Re: Traction Control & ASR

turn the ASR off and the light will come on the button. If it's on then any wheelspin under hard acceleration will cut the throttle, although I find it to have a mind of its own, coming on sometimes and not others.

ESP cannot be switched off I believe as I thought that it controls any slip in the front wheels when going round corners in some fancy way

Both these have seperate lights on the dash
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