2016 JK Anyone have their dash warning lights and chime come on in a spasm for a few seconds

Danarch

JK Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
817
Location
Orangevale, CA
I would start by checking to see if the battery is good. Then checking to make sure the post and cables are clean and of course that the cables are tight to the post. Also check the primary ground from the battery to Jeep.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JeepJeezy and mrjp

Duster

JK Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2021
Messages
142
Location
Sacramento
I had something like that but it completely immobilized my vehicle for a few weeks. It turned out to be a bit of corrosion on plugs under the fuse box.
I don't believe that the ESC is supposed to stay on. Is it on all the time? If it is, then you should get that checked out. The other lights are both related to the brake system, so maybe there is a circuit problem that should be chased down. I have a manual so thing are a little different.
 

JeepJeezy

OlllllllO
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2021
Messages
484
Location
717
I had the same thing happen to me coming home from a beach trip. Stopped at a gas station and found out my positive battery clamp was loose. Tightened the clamp up and it hasn't happened since.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Duster

MacGuyver

JK Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Joined
May 13, 2020
Messages
882
Location
Wisconsin
If the ESC light stays on all the time, then you need to figure that out. It may be a wheel speed sensor that is causing it.

Mine did the same thing yours did, but it stayed on (right at the beginning of a three hour drive), so after a few miles I pulled off the highway, shut down, and reset my codes with JScan. The lights stayed off for the rest of the trip there and the return one.

At 208K I live with an engine light on, so the 100 miles it stayed off for me that day was kinda nice.
 
Last edited: