Questions and answers

What does it mean when your truck says service stabilitrak?

What does it mean when your truck says service stabilitrak?

What Does Service Stabilitrak Mean? The Stabilitrak Service message means that some type of error has occurred in the Stabilitrak system, which is a traction control system (TCS) found in all standard safety-rated vehicles.

What causes Stabilitrak and traction control light?

When this warning indicator light comes on in the dashboard, this could be an indication of several issues such as faulty wheel speed sensors, a faulty steering angle sensor, a faulty rotational speed sensor or a problem with the steering rack.

What does it mean when your GMC Terrain says service stabilitrak?

If these lights appear, it generally means these important safety features are being disabled. This issue can happen at any time with any of the GM vehicles. We are currently working on a claim involving a 2012 GMC Canyon where the StabiliTrak light has come on five times within the first 5,000 mile period.

What does it mean when it says service traction control?

The traction-control light is usually a sign that your vehicle is working properly by maintaining traction on a slippery road, but it can also mean that your car has some damaged sensors or wires. Keep yourself safe on the road by taking your vehicle to a trusted auto repair shop at the first sign of trouble.

Is it safe to drive with stabilitrak light on?

Is it Safe to Drive with the TCS Light On? It is only safe to drive with the TCS light on if it appears when you are losing traction: it means the system is engaging. Driving without traction control can make your vehicle susceptible to spinning out and sliding around on the road.

Is it safe to drive with StabiliTrak off?

You are absolutely fine to drive the vehicle. Just know these devices to help control the vehicle in a sliding situation are off, and you will need to drive accordingly if in certain conditions. The best option is to have a technician look at the system.

Is it bad to drive with traction control off?

Driving without traction control can make your vehicle susceptible to spinning out and you could possibly slide around on the road. It is best to keep your TCS in working condition and enabled in case hazardous weather pops up. This allows you to maintain control of your vehicle at all times.

When does traction control turn off Service StabiliTrak?

The “Service Stabilitrak” light will usually appear first and then the car will turn traction control off. Once traction control is turned off, the transmission beings to shift very hard and rough. Additionally, the warning light most commonly appears in cold temperatures.

Why is traction control not working on my GMC Sierra?

Traction Control Not Working – Your Sierra’s traction control system mostly uses the same sensors to determine if a wheel has broken traction. Unlike StabiliTrak, which controls lateral issues (sliding), traction control keeps the wheels from unnecessary spinning.

When do traction control lights appear on a Chevy truck?

Early to mid 2000’s Chevy trucks and suburbans have a common problem with the stabilitrak and traction control service lights appearing on the dash. For most truck owners, the warning lights occur frequently when the truck is idling and then disappears and reappears while driving.

Why does my GMC equinox traction control come on?

My 2008 Equinox with 40,000 miles had the service traction control/service stabilitrak light come on yesterday. So many different issues it could be – some say a fuse, others an erg part, and many complaints of being “up-sold/scammed” by dealer.