Cold Weather VDC system failure?
This morning after my 147 2.0 ts warmed up after five mins, i then drove up the road and came to a small hill, and breaked light, not hard before the end, then as i carried on moving i had the VDC System Failure warning, and had the light on same one as if i had turned the traction control off.
The roads were a bit icy!!!
I got to where i was going 9 mile later and the light was still on, the tc button was lit red but could not get it to go off by pressing it.
so i turned the engine off, and let it do a system check its self again, started it and was fine.
drove home again another 9 mile and all ok.
it was -3 this morning, and very cold, i have read it can be just ice forming and messing with the speed sensor or something to do with this system.
Tho some say its the battery, now when i got the car the battery was not good as it had not been used allot and when i cleaned the car with the doors open it killed the battery, so a call to the AA for him to use a power pack to jump it, as i could not get leads to reach it, he tested it and said its dead, then after it was started he ran a volt check and said its all ok, and should be fine once its ran a few miles, and it has been ever since, and that was two and a half months ago.
But as its the first taste of winter on this battery could it be a sign that the battery will need changing?
Or is it just the cold temps messing with sensor's etc
I have been lucky not to have any problems with my 2.0 ts Lusso, even with 102,000 miles, it runs like a dream.
Has any body else had the same in cold weather?