First of all thank you so much for all that info! Do you know how I would initialize the steering wheel sensor? Is that when you soon your wheel all the way to the left and then to the right? If so, I have done that. My esp/bas light is on as well as my traction control light. However. it's weird because they both work...?You may have to have someone read with a scan tool any faults in system to see if that's causing a "lockout" of the ESP system. Make sure they are able to read body/chassis system faults not just P codes. I take it you have no other warning lamps on?
Also if your steering wheel sensor is not "initialized" it can prevent ESP...
Being its been in an accident there could be many things going on.
Just best to start with making sure there are not any codes.
Wow thank you so much. I have researched my butt off and found nothing.No, the abs/esp has to be "initialized" this requires a scan tool and a drive cycle with the tool connected to the v vehicle. Its done using a "pod" a "laptop" and as far as I know the Dealer can only do it.