Maui314
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Going right?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:06 am

2011 leaf with new battery doing great BUT when I take a not so hard right turn the BRAKE and traction control lights all go on!
Upon turning the car off they all disappear until my next .001G right hand turn.....
Ideas?

cwerdna
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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Going right?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:57 am

I have wild guesses but would rather not throw them out there. Have Leaf Spy Pro? It can show you the DTCs.

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LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Going right?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:26 am

Check your brake fluid reservoir level.
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Maui314
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Nov 2012

Re: Going right?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:37 am

Brake was fluid very low! Briilliant!!

LeftieBiker
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Re: Going right?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:58 pm

This applies to ICE cars with a low fluid light as well. They often use a float or other less than perfect device for sensing fluid level, and going around a corner can produce a lower level where the sensor is located when turning one way than when turning the other. I'm glad it was only that, but keep an eye on the reservoir in case of a leak.
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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Maui314
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Nov 2012

Re: Going right?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:58 am

Level was low, but not below minimum. Brake light stoped appearing, great fix!

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