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Traction control service light is coming on. Also when braking they feel like your on ice and the ABS is working.

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  • crv1 Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same exact problem right now. The light for traction active comes on and I get the same exact symptoms you are. It is the weirdest thing. I will never buy another Buick ever again.

  • nonina Aug 23, 2008

    I am having the same exact problem...except yesterday it sounded almost like a grinding (but not like when it is the brakes)...it almost seemed like the bottom was gonna fall out of the car then my Service Traction System light came on...very scary!

  • audacoza May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have replaced my brakes, the hub assemblies and now they are telling me that I need a new sensor which is about a 700 part. Three different mechanic shops and no one can figure it out. It is not the speed sendor set too high because they have tried that, they have saudered the wires because they were too short. it has been ridiculous!!!!

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Joe is right. What you have is a speed sensor problem. The problem with these vehicles is that the speed sensor is part of the wheel hub assembly, and cannot be changed out on their own. Changing the assembly is an easy job, if you have a 34mm (if memory serves me well) socket, a set of metric sockets, a wire coathanger (to support the brake caliper when you have disconnected it), and a wheel puller. If you are mechanically inclined, this should be a simple job, taking a couple of hours, if not you will need a step-by-step procedure. Make sure to use threadlocker (blue) on all bolts that are reinstalled (except the lugnuts and the 34mm shaft bolt).

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I replaced the wheel bearings on the front and it solved my problem

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Sounds like sensitivity set to high you can take to any brake store or dealer to adjust sensitivity of tractrion control in which a computer program they have in there diagnostics will adjust

i hope this has helped you

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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did you jacked th car up for any reason or remove the rear tires for any reason?, have the lights reset with a scan tool.

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SOURCE: ABS LIGHT AND SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS

Hello there:
There is a abs wheel sensor that is on the hubs on these vehicals that should be changed if the light that you are getting comes and goes this happens when the signal from the sensor to the abs system has been interupted you can take it to autozone and have them clear the code for you till you can get this repaired these sensors can cost around 150 to replace ok

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