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VDO Light flashing on E300

Can anyone help.

I realise that the VDO light flashing is a traction warning, and is brilliant in the wet, icy conditions at it warns you to slow down.

Trouble is this morning the light was flashing when the road conditions were fine and the temp 13 degrees! The car would not go over 35 mph without the light flashing and felt like a Deisel starvation. It happened for about 5 mins and then was fine, later in the day it happened again for 5 mins and then it was fine!

Can anyone advise please?
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VDO is the name of the company that made the instrument cluster.

If you're talking about the triangle with exclamation point, that's indeed the traction control warning and your description sounds like a fault in the system. MAYBE gunk (road salt, e.g.) on a wheel sensor.

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Thanks IKCHRIS,

If you're correct, why does the engine struggle? Or is it designed to cut the gas?
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It is.

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