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Debbie 7/12/2010

2000 Chevrolet Camaro Base 6 Cyl 3.80L


What does the "ASR " light mean when it comes on?

As I was going 45mph my engine speed suddenly dropped down to 40mph. The car kept running. Tonight, as I was just about home, it cut off completly and said,"Check Gages." I pulled into a store, turned off the key, waited about one minute....and started it up. No warning lights came on. The engine continued to run ok then. Got home...turned off the key....restarted the engine and no warning lights appeared.

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mcdreamy24 11/14/2012

ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation)

Your vehicle may have a traction control system called ASR that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the rear wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system for V8 engines works the rear brakes and for V8 and V6 engines reduces engine power by closing the throttle and managing engine spark to limit wheel spin.

The "Low Trac" light will come on when your ASR system is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this is normal.

The ASR system may operate on dry roads under some conditions, and you may notice a reduction in acceleration when this happens. This is normal and doesn't man there's a problem with your vehicle. Examples of these conditions include a hard acceleration in a turn, or an abrupt upshift or downshift.

If your vehicle is in cruise control when the ASR system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may re-engage the cruise control.

When the system is on, the "ASR OFF" warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem with your ASR system.

When the "ASR OFF" warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.

The ASR system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions, you should always leave the system on. But you can turn the ASR system off if your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.

The ASR system warning light will come on and stay on. If the ASR system is limiting wheel spin when you press the button, the warning light will come on -- but the system won't turn off right away. It will wait until there's no longer a current need to limit wheel spin.

You can turn the system back on at any time by pressing the button again. The ASR system warning light should go off.

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