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My truck is "shutting off" while driving! It is typically at low speeds while making a turn or putting car back in gear from a stop. The power steering locks up & I loose all power. This is extremely dangerous, I have read several other reports of this happening. A stabilitrak message appears, then says to lower driver side window upon restart. The radio is reset to like 87.7 (the default station), as if you had dis/reconnected the battery.

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2017 Chev 1500 LTZ 4x4. 38,000 Miles. Began happening randomly over the last few months. Parking lots, drive thru's, gas stations. etc.

 

I would think maybe the Park Assist or Hill Assist was confused.....

 

I was able to duplicate..... at slow or no speed, but in Drive. move the wheel left to right or vice versus. The Stabilitrak kicks in almost snaps your wrist, and things (instruments) shut off, truck powers off.

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26 minutes ago, BWH said:

2017 Chev 1500 LTZ 4x4. 38,000 Miles. Began happening randomly over the last few months. Parking lots, drive thru's, gas stations. etc.

 

I would think maybe the Park Assist or Hill Assist was confused.....

 

I was able to duplicate..... at slow or no speed, but in Drive. move the wheel left to right or vice versus. The Stabilitrak kicks in almost snaps your wrist, and things (instruments) shut off, truck powers off.

That one really sounds like the ground at the base of the windshield under the dash trim.  There is a sound matting that can be pinched by the ground wire terminals and it will cause poor contact.  There are some good Youtube videos showing how to get to it and trim the sound matting / clean up the ground connection.

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13 minutes ago, ksiesel said:

That one really sounds like the ground at the base of the windshield under the dash trim.  There is a sound matting that can be pinched by the ground wire terminals and it will cause poor contact.  There are some good Youtube videos showing how to get to it and trim the sound matting / clean up the ground connection.

Wow! That is amazing information. Thank you!

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My truck did this recently , with the added steering wheel kickback almost breaking my wrist the first time, otherwise the symptoms were the same. It was the G218 (I think) that had material pinched between nut and framing, half the contact point was covered. This and a loose negative battery terminal. I fixed it myself in about 15 minutes. No issues since, knock on wood. 

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3 hours ago, Shamilton said:

My truck is doing this Exact same thing.

What seemed to be the underlying issue?

 

Welcome to the site.

 

Maybe start here?

 

It was the G218 (I think) that had material pinched between nut and framing, half the contact point was covered. This and a loose negative battery terminal. 

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In the past two weeks, I've had a two similar experiences as explain above. I was stopped at a traffic light and both times the truck shut off, including the radio. The StabilityTrak message appeared and, after I put the vehicle back in park, foot on the brake, I was able to restart it. The radio station came back on with a different station and format. Then it told me to open & close my driver side window. I have a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 with 26K miles on it. The last work that I had done was an emergency repair of the engine oil coolant line [know problem in cold climates] 5K miles ago by the dealer. Of course they had to change the oil since the old stuff was on the ground. On my way back to the dealer next Tuesday to get the oil changed and to see if there were any codes to look at. I will have them check G218. I'm a little worried since the dealer told me over the phone that they never heard of this before. Just retired and didn't want to buy a new truck but this issue is concerning to me.

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