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Traction control off, service traction control, service stabilitrak - there messages keeps popping up on my 2008 Acadia...

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    stabilitrak service message??? what can i do?

  • Anonymous May 08, 2017

    Did you ever get this resolved? I'm having the same issue and they can't diagnose the cause.

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{: ) Your stabilitrak system may not work properly. The vehicle need to be scanned for trouble codes. In case you get a C0196 code, the recommendation is to reprogram the electronic brake control module. I hope that's the only cause.

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I had this problem on my 2008 Acadia. Stabilitrak warning would come up and eventually traction control would be disabled. I topped up my oil level and the problem went away. I have a slow leak on my valve header gasket and I was overdue for an oil change. Low oil level must have been contributing to the problem.

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