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I recently bought a 2014 Chevy Cruze LS. After only after a thousand miles the service traction control light comes on and the engine light come on sometimes as well. This always occurs when it is cold outside. It happened a few times and then I took it to the Chevy dealership. They kept the car for a week and said since it did not mess up on them they could not fix it. The car went another month without doing this and now it has started back up again. The dealer has said to just drive it to to the dealership with the light on and they would be able to help me out. I have a youtube video of what is going on. If anybody has any idea what is occurring please let me know. I do plan to take it to the dealership when this occurs again, but I want to see if anybody has had a similar issue. I am not very happy with this car and it is even more frustrating GM cannot fix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4e0QxanvK4&list=UUS_6igu97uiB5Q8oB8SZ8Yw

I also do realize one tire is low I just have not aired it up. This occurred when the tires were aired up.
 

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Your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) light is also on (the yellow indicator on the speedometer). What are the four tire pressure readings? Recommended inflation is 35 psi.
 

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First, check your tire pressures - the TPMS light is on so at least one of your tires is below 30 PSI. Set them to 35 PSI. Next, ignore the service traction control notice. It comes on for almost all check engine lights. You need to get your car into a dealership while the CEL is on and get it taken care of. A 2014 is almost certainly under the full B2B warranty.

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Whatever you do, don't turn the car off when you get into the service bay. 99.9995% of the time the light will clear it's self in the service bay when they restart the car. You will get the CCND (Customer Concern not Duplicated) stamp again.
 

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So I took my car in with the service traction control light on. The dealer said a cylinder was misfiring. A few days later I got it back and they said a service advisory was posted about the issue I am having. Basically when the temperatures falls below 50 fahrenheit or 10 degrees celsius the car may misfire due to lean fuel conditions. I will post a link to the bulletin. GM admits to the problem and say running top tier fuels might correct correct this issue. They don't actually have a fix for this. I admit I am not very happy with this considering I had a 2008 Chevy Cobalt which ran fine off of any gasoline I put in it.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/camcoe31416/16269421196/
 

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Thanks for posting that service advisory! I have a 2014 Cruze with the 1.8. I have not had this problem but my car has only 500 miles. I will keep an eye out. Hopefully using top tier fuel will make it so this condition does not happen in the first place.
 

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I also have a 2014 Cruze LS (1.8L engine) and have never experienced this problem (my odometer passed 3000 miles earlier this week). And here in Milwaukee we haven't been above 50 deg F for a while! FWIW, I only use BP regular gasoline with 10% ethanol content (so-called "reformulated gas," mandatory for this region).


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