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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.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2020

    Here's the free definitive fix! Don't file the BPPS switch or even take it undone. Problem can be repaired in place. The metal dowel to the BPPS is welded to a metal flat bar that travels up the brake pedal and around the pedal pivot point. At the top of the metal bar (just above the brake switch, there is a hole in the bar at the top tab. Simply insert a driver or metal bit into the hole, pointing upwards at about a 60 degree angle and bend the tab forward (towards the driver's seat) until the dowel engages the BPPS. I followed all the dealer service bulletin advice - throttle body replaced, 3 BPPS replacements, new vehicle speed sensors at the front wheel bearing reluctors, calibrations, almost replaced the yaw accelerometer, etc. Nothing worked. Over years of use, the tab had moved backwards. Bending the metal tab on the brake pedal dowel arm solved everything - no more "service stabilitrac," "traction control off," Service ABS," cruise control problems, limp mode, etc. Brake lights were coming on at 6 second intervals each time the pedal was released. All brake lights now work at the proper time. I am a certified master mechanic automotive instructor and own an Acadia, an Equinox, and a Yukon. This problem was driving me out of my mind. It took about an hour of staring at the brake pedal to realize the problem. I couldn't see the forest for the trees!

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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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Possible wheel speed sensor. Check for stored codes with ODBII reader.

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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.

Posted on Aug 21, 2015

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