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Thread: Dashboard Warning Lights and ABS/Stabillitrak Problems

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    Exclamation Dashboard Warning Lights and ABS/Stabillitrak Problems

    Good afternoon all,

    Yesterday I drove my 2012 Cruze home after a snowstorm, on the drive home my dashboard gave me an ABS light and a Traction Control light on my dash along with text warnings on the information center saying Service Stabillitrak and Service Traction Control.

    I had onstar run a diagnostic (they told me what I already knew) so then I took it to my dealer to make a service appointment. They told me that sometimes road slush will get into the wheel sensors and cause the ABS and traction control to fail, and that it would likely clear up on its own. I told them that I would call and cancel my apt if that happened.

    Has anyone had this happen? Did you find a solution?

    My cruze has just over 5000 miles, no accidents.

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    Go do an undercarriage wash. That will clear any slush and ice buildup.

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    I'm calling BS on the dealer. The wheel speed sensors on this car are located in a very protected location (at least in the front), and are weather-tight themselves.

    I'd take it in to get documented, and a further diagnostic run. It's possible a faulty wheel speed sensor is to blame, and I'd want it fixed so the safety features work correctly.
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    Hey I had that problem along with losing some oil monitor your oil because in my car it was an undoc issue with the turbo just had it replaced

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    I have it happen a few times, always goes away shortly though

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    There was a docummented problem. In '11 with dirty wheel speed sensors on the Cruze. The sensors are segmented magnetic rings and if they become dirty, the speed is not picked up properly. There was write up on it in TechLink.

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    Had this problem with my 2011 Cruze LS, winter time. I didn't run my car that time, it was staying outside warming up, all of a sudden Stabillitrak, and Reduced Engine Power showed up on a dash. Made an Appointment with Local Chevy Dealers, but next day it went off, so i canceled the appointment and currently waiting for it to happen second time.

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    I've had this happen, but not on the Cruze.

    The dealer's explanation was actually well-founded, not BS for once.
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    Thanks for the responses everyone,

    I'm going to have them look at it on Monday because I also got a recall notice in the mail today for an airbag problem, so it needs to be seen anyway.
    I'll report back with the outcome and excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX4WTF View Post
    Thanks for the responses everyone,

    I'm going to have them look at it on Monday because I also got a recall notice in the mail today for an airbag problem, so it needs to be seen anyway.
    I'll report back with the outcome and excuse.


    WX4WTF,
    I would like you to keep me posted on the progress with your dealer. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.
    Thank you,
    Stacy Chevrolet Customer Service

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