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#1 GMC MaXx

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:56 PM

This is not a new problem for me. It's been going on ever since I got the truck 3 years ago, but it has never bothered me that much until now. Here's what happens:

When driving at highway speeds (65mph+) on windy days I get a message on the DIC that reads as follows:
"service traction control"
"service stabilitrak"
"traction control off"
"stabilitrak off"

What causes this? I can feel the cross wind hit the truck and I'm almost certain that it's related to the problem. I got a new travel trailer a few months ago and when towing the DIC gives me the same messages even when it's not windy.

When I shut the truck off and turn it back on everything is back to normal. The dealership can't find any codes and they cannot duplicate the problem.

Does anyone else have this problem? Did you find a solution for it? Dealership is stumped.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

Wierd, I guess I could understand a burst of wind since it could screw with the wheel speeds etc.

I have been up and down I65 and it is windy as all heck I have been pushed into the emergency lane my last trip up (seen over too I hate it) never had stabilitrac kick in or get any funky messages.

Does it actually kick in when your driving or just get the message?

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:55 PM

Had the same problem happen with my wifes GMT 900 Yukon Denali. driving about 30 mph on a nice day..... Gots me wondering whats really going on
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:13 PM

This happened in my 2007 Acadia right before the timming chain let loose!!! You can read more in my post at crossover suv section. Hopefully it's not that since you mentioned it has been happening the past few years.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:21 PM

It doesn't kick in. I just get the service message and then a message saying it's off.
I hope it's not the timing chain. The truck has been doing it since new. The frequency is about once a month and more often if i'm towing the travel trailer.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:49 PM

I think as long as you have it logged with the dealer if something does go wrong they should covered it even if it is out of warranty.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:47 PM

The timing chain has nothing to do with Stabilitrak And Traction Control. Have it fixed and if your dealer cant fix it go to another dealer that can.

It doesn't kick in. I just get the service message and then a message saying it's off.
I hope it's not the timing chain. The truck has been doing it since new. The frequency is about once a month and more often if i'm towing the travel trailer.



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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:11 PM

I think as long as you have it logged with the dealer if something does go wrong they should covered it even if it is out of warranty.



It should be logged in the system because I had them look into it, right? They told me that next time it happens I need to drive the truck directly to them before the code resets so they can see it. Highly unrealistic for me to stop wherever I'm going and make a detour to the dealership ...and that's only if it happens during the service department hours :driving:
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:27 AM

Have the dealer install an event recorder on your vehicle and everytime it happens you push the button and capture the data at that time.

I think as long as you have it logged with the dealer if something does go wrong they should covered it even if it is out of warranty.



It should be logged in the system because I had them look into it, right? They told me that next time it happens I need to drive the truck directly to them before the code resets so they can see it. Highly unrealistic for me to stop wherever I'm going and make a detour to the dealership ...and that's only if it happens during the service department hours :driving:



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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:16 AM

Well about a year ago i got those same messages and they would come on and go off randomly it would seem. Took it to the dealer and it was a bad sensor on the right rear wheel, replaced under warranty.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

This is not a new problem for me. It's been going on ever since I got the truck 3 years ago, but it has never bothered me that much until now. Here's what happens:

When driving at highway speeds (65mph+) on windy days I get a message on the DIC that reads as follows:
"service traction control"
"service stabilitrak"
"traction control off"
"stabilitrak off"

What causes this? I can feel the cross wind hit the truck and I'm almost certain that it's related to the problem. I got a new travel trailer a few months ago and when towing the DIC gives me the same messages even when it's not windy.

When I shut the truck off and turn it back on everything is back to normal. The dealership can't find any codes and they cannot duplicate the problem.

Does anyone else have this problem? Did you find a solution for it? Dealership is stumped.

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This is the exact same thing happen to my truck.. Usually I can make it happen by turning auto 4x4 on while going over 50 or so... Shut the truck off and it is cleared when started. I don't really care that it happens, but on long trips I do like to have the "nannies" helping me out if I get distracted, etc... I only want them off if I turn them off. My dealer also said to bring it in when the event occurs, but that is not nor has been convinient...

Thoughts?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

Unfortunately your going to have to get it to the dealer before shutting if off so they can pull the code(s) and trouble shoot.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:10 AM

This was a popular problem on the Cadillac CTSV. It always turned out to be the steering sensor. Maybe have the dealer check that out.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:47 AM

our truck's Stabilitrak and Traction Control went nuts on our way back from California in Kingman, AZ, and we did not reset it until our fuel stop in Flagstaff, AZ, and its been fine ever since.

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