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Hoping someone knows the answer,

My 2014 4WD dacia duster has started intermittently showing = red electrical warning light and orange esp light both on together. (Think that's what they are) Will try upload a photo.

When they come on, the car "beeps" & then turns itself off, even when driving!!

If you wait a few minutes & restart car it will either turn on and drive normally without the warning lights sometimes for a few days or .... the warning lights remain on & car will drive but there is a loss of power & won't go over 70mph.

Has anyone had any luck solving this issue or what it could mean.

Not sure if connected but 2 of the 3 occasions happened on a roundabout & 3rd time was after going over speedbump a few minutes after going around roundabout

It looks like this might be same issue in previous thread but didn't look like answer was found ,


(Did take it to a garage but because the warning lights weren't on when i got there they wouldn't look at it & said it whatever it was had probably reset itself. It's since happened twice again over several days so waiting to go into different garage.)
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hi Robin , ,no I have not got the solution I have ,been to two separate diagnostic centres and dealer Arnold Clarke,the last time just before the start of the epidemic .This started just before the end of the warranty period and clarkes replaced the fuel filter .After a few hundred miles went again .Have had glo plugs replaced ,fuel system , checked,turbo ,all to no avail.
I am considering taking it back to Clarkes but after the first visit they wanted extra £ 400 plus to finish the diagnosis ,seemed a bit steep as they were unable to guarantee success .If I find a solution will ley you know
 

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This is supposed to be an electrical fault with the ESP which is part of the ABS, a box in front of the gear stick that contains accellerometers and a steering wheel position sensor. As far as I know the fuel filter has no electrical contacts and why would glow plug, fuel system and turbo faults be an ESP fault?
 

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This is supposed to be an electrical fault with the ESP which is part of the ABS, a box in front of the gear stick that contains accellerometers and a steering wheel position sensor. As far as I know the fuel filter has no electrical contacts and why would glow plug, fuel system and turbo faults be an ESP fault?
I seem to recall that the red light and squiggly line is an electrical fault warning light.
As a side note. If the abs sensor rings on the wheels get full of crud or rust the signal is disrupted which may cause the vehicle to go into a limp mode.
 

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So took it back into garage again with the warning lights on & they plugged it into computer & then replaced the fuel filters last week.

So far its been running ok & warning lights haven't come back on yet (although sometimes intermittently my power steering doesn't feel quite right).

Fingers crossed but it sounds like from other posts that it might only be a temporary solution.
 

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My wife's Duster started having this issue last year, then it disappeared. It reappeared last week. We travelled to Aberdeen from Edinburgh (no issues). Next day- Aberdeen to Peterhead & back (no issues). It then rained overnight. Travelling back to Edinburgh, we got 40 miles down the road, and the warning lights came on (small loss of power & a slight steering "wobble" issue, but not undrivable. Stopped further down the road- turned engine off & waited 10 mins - restarted - no further issues. I had been playing a game of trying to increase my MPG- started at 41mpg and got up to 43.6mpg.
Next day, travelled through to Glasgow (60miles- no issues) . Returning back the same day, I was still playing my MPG game, and lightly feathering the throttle. I felt a very, very slight loss of engine power through the throttle (like a gust of wind hits you head on) then goes back to normal. I felt this several times over the next 10 miles, then out of the blue on a flat straight section at a speed between 65/70 mph- the warning lights came on. Stopped further on down the road - waited a couple of mins- restarted & had no further issues since.
We have been back through to Glasgow on a one day trip with the car, and to try to stop this I have been altering my throttle pedal position when ( I thought) that i detected the very slight loss in power, but kept the RPM to approx 2500 revs. Thankfully nothing happened on that journey, so the issue did not reappear, or my throttle changes. Both journeys to Glasgow & back were in the dry with no overnight rain.
 

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Hi
Did anyone get a definite solution for this? My wike is stuck 200 miles away and sent me the exact same image as RobinsDuster photo above. Car has been towed away into the wilderness for Renault to have a look. It seems strange that a fuel issue could trip these warning lights. Mind you the car has stood for the last couple of years so filter may be shot. Still nothing to do with electrical or ESP...
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Not a fan of all these electrical gizmo's and jiggery pokery that is on modern cars, some off which are not standalone but interconnected via the ECU, therefore if you develop one fault it triggers warning lights for other items.
I do know that ECU's can be affected by low battery voltage ie battery starting to go dud, might be worthwhile checking that as well as a first step before anything else, also I know from experience that on some cars if the service light is on and you don't get it serviced the car can go into limp mode, aye folks welcome to the world of electrical gremlins in modern cars.
 

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Well the diagnostics say an injector needs replacing ....650€...seems odd that that triggered those particular warning lights and not engine management light...
 

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well 370€ for the bit plus labour, diagnostics and VAT of course. I'm sure I could find cheaper but the car is a long way away so my hands are tied. So annoying
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well 370€ for the bit plus labour, diagnostics and VAT of course. I'm sure I could find cheaper but the car is a long way away so my hands are tied. So annoying
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I understand all too well, hate being held prisoner in these circumstances, we are heading to Cornwall end of June, over 9 hours in the car and that's not including stops for rest etc, fingers crossed nowt goes tits up with the car as will be in the hands of local garages.
 
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