The stability and traction control light illuminates steadily if the system detects a failure. Make sure you did not manually disable the traction control system using the information display controls or the switch. If the stability control and traction control light is still illuminating steadily, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. Operating your vehicle with the traction control disabled could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.

The system automatically turns on each time you switch the ignition on.
If your vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, switching traction control off may be beneficial as this allows the wheels to spin.
Note:  When you switch traction control off, stability control remains fully active.
Switching the System Off
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The switch for the stability and traction control system is on the instrument panel.
When you switch the system off, a message and an illuminated icon appear on the instrument cluster.
Use the switch again to return the traction control system to normal operation.
Your vehicle may have MyKey restrictions regarding this feature. See  Principle of Operation
System Indicator Lights and Messages
  • When a driving condition activates either of the systems.
  • If a problem occurs in either of the systems.
  • When you switch the traction control system off.
  • When you select an alternative stability control mode.