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I have a 2014 Challenger SXT and over the past month the Electronic Stability Control warning light has activated a few times. The first time was a month ago out of nowhere after I started the car, put it in reverse and backed out. It went away the next day before I could get it checked out. It happened again this morning but it went away after I stopped for gas and then yet again when I left work this afternoon. After the light goes on my steering wheel feels light and floaty if that makes sense, which I quite odd, but it returns to normal once the light goes away. I haven't been able to find much info about this issue online and I am hoping someone here can share some feedback. Thanks in advance.

If it matters, I have a 93 octane hemifever tune and an Airaid CAI.
 

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I have a 2014 Challenger SXT and over the past month the Electronic Stability Control warning light has activated a few times. The first time was a month ago out of nowhere after I started the car, put it in reverse and backed out. It went away the next day before I could get it checked out. It happened again this morning but it went away after I stopped for gas and then yet again when I left work this afternoon. After the light goes on my steering wheel feels light and floaty if that makes sense, which I quite odd, but it returns to normal once the light goes away. I haven't been able to find much info about this issue online and I am hoping someone here can share some feedback. Thanks in advance.

If it matters, I have a 93 octane hemifever tune and an Airaid CAI.
Have you checked to see if there are any DTCs stored that could be related?
 

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Thanks for the reply. Just did the DTC check and no codes were displayed - all dashes, which I assume means there are no codes.
 

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I was guessing it was a faulty sensor but I was hoping not to go to the dealer. I always have bad experiences with them. Looks like I will need to bite the bullet.
 

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Tell the service manager when you arrive what you just said. Tell him you're hoping this won't be a similar experience. Maybe that will help. Keep us posted...
 

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I was guessing it was a faulty sensor but I was hoping not to go to the dealer. I always have bad experiences with them. Looks like I will need to bite the bullet.
Hi nayretrawe,

If you decide to visit your local dealership for further diagnosis please don't hesitate to send us a PM with any questions or concerns that may arise during your appointment. We're happy to assist if needed!

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I was guessing it was a faulty sensor but I was hoping not to go to the dealer. I always have bad experiences with them. Looks like I will need to bite the bullet.
Prior to taking it into the dealership service dept. for a diagnosis, you should reload your stock tune and drive it around long enough to make sure all monitors have had a chance to complete their checks and are marked Ready (not for the sake of the monitors necessarily, but to make sure you've driven it enough to have any issues recur as would be expected). Once at that point, this issue with the ESP light should have either
a) continued to pop up at the previously observed intervals,
b) continued to pop up but at a completely different/random interval, or
c) stopped popping up completely.

And depending upon which option above then applies, you can proceed accordingly...if it's either of the first 2, you'll still want to have them look at it obviously. But if it's option C), you should be able to tell what was causing it, and there will not be much they can do for that case, right?

But no matter what, you should NOT ask the service dept. at the dealership to diagnose any issue with the car that could theoretically be caused by the non-standard tune, because that is the first thing they will point to as being the probable culprit (assuming they agree to work on it in the first place, which is not a given when you have a non-standard tune in it).
 

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Thanks. I always load the stock tune before bringing it in for service, so that shouldn't be an issue, right? Didn't think the custom tune would be causing the problem but I guess it could be. Will try driving it a bit with the stock tune to see if the issue recurs.
 

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Thanks. I always load the stock tune before bringing it in for service, so that shouldn't be an issue, right? Didn't think the custom tune would be causing the problem but I guess it could be. Will try driving it a bit with the stock tune to see if the issue recurs.
In all honesty, I do not believe the non-standard tune is the culprit either. However, the non-standard tune is a variable that should be accounted for nonetheless by ruling it out as the cause, or contributing to whatever the cause is. And the best way to do that is to unload it (and reload stock tune) and drive it long enough to make sure nothing has changed. By that I mean the problem should continue to occur at the same intervals it was prior to reloading the stock tune. If it does, you can safely rule out the non-standard tune as having anything to do with it I think.
 
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