Question about Buick Cars & Trucks
Have you checked your tire pressures lately? The way traction events are detected is by sensing the wheel speeds. If one is going faster or slower, it is assumed that one wheel is "slipping," whether it is sliding (like a brake locked up), or spinning (like one wheel spinning on ice or mud). But a lower pressure tire spins faster than a fully inflated one because the "effective radius" from the center of the wheel to the road surface is less, so it acts like a smaller diameter wheel. You could have a bad brake caliper which is locking a wheel occasionally, due to brake pad contamination with brake fluid.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Traction Active light comes on
The "traction active" light is a light that lets you know when a certain part of your Anti lock break system engages. Each tire has a sensor that detects a couple different things in the wheels. One of the sensors may be going bad and needs replaced. Any of these sensors going bad can cause those symptoms.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I had the same problem with mine. All you have to do is replace the hazzard switch. It costs about 40 bucks for the switch, and takes about ten minutes to replace. Just take off the dash cover and swap them out.
Hope I helped!
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
This is a fairly common problem, Gm has actually issued a service bulletin regarding this repair. The problem probably originates from one of your wheel speed sensors that is mounted inside one of your front wheel bearings. To be sure, you need to have the car scanned to find out which one and then you have to replace the whole bearing assembly because the sensor is integral to the bearing. The bearing is not hard to do but you will need some professional tools if you want to do it yourself. At a shop it should cost between 3 and 400 dollars complete.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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If the system fails to turn on or activate, the StabiliTrak®
light along with one of the following messages will be
displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC):
TRACTION CONTROL OFF, SERVICE TRACTION
CONTROL, SERVICE STABILITRAK. If you see these
conditions, turn the vehicle off, wait 15 seconds, and then
turn it back on again to reset the system. If any of these
messages still appear on the Driver Information Center
(DIC), your vehicle should be taken in for service.
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