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Check engine light and stability trak came on while I was driving

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Good evening all I am new to the forum. I have a 2014 cruze rs turbo that just today developed an issue. I now have a check engine light on followed by a service stability trak light. Can anyone here explain what these mean. I am taking my car to the dealer for this since it is still under warranty. I have 34000 miles at this time.
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Can anyone here explain what these mean.
It means you need to get the car serviced. Someone has to pull the codes to figure out what's going on. So you're doing the right thing by taking it in.

Maybe times stabilitrak will be disabled with certain problems. That's what that light means.

At this point, it's the dealer's problem.
i just had the same thing happen to me. 2011 Chev Cruze. dropped off to the dealer this morning. anyone know if this is covered under warranty?
anyone know if this is covered under warranty?
It depends on what's wrong.
i just had the same thing happen to me. 2011 Chev Cruze. dropped off to the dealer this morning. anyone know if this is covered under warranty?
It depends on what's wrong.
And how many months/miles on the car.
To all the problem was PCV valve and the dealer replaced the valve cover which includes the PCV valve
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I am new to this forum, I have a 2012 Chevy Cruz and same thing happened to me Jan 25, 2016. I received the messages "service stability track" "engine power is reduced" and "service traction control" as soon as this happens my car almost literally stops, pushing on the gas does nothing. I pulled over and after a few minutes it started up and was fine. I have read other places that it's the throttle sensor??? A lot of discussion that it shouldn't be replaced just cleaned and then it has to be reprogrammed? I have a little over 100,000 miles no more warranty. GM dealer said it would be the $80 something for the diagnostic. All that I have read was stating mechanics misdiagnose or don't know what the problem is. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
If one front wheel slips due to lack of traction due to a bit of ice or even a rain puddle, the stability and traction lights will go on, but the engine is also killed. Good thing Chevy lets us switch this dang thing off. We just got an icy rain, and the road friction is not constant for both front wheels, nature never is.

When this happens, the guy in the back of you if he doesn't rear end you first, will give you the finger, or maybe will even shoot you. But after this condition is over and the front wheels are traveling at the same speed, those lights should go off.

Wonder who came up with this stupid idea?

If it comes on and stays on on dry pavement, other problems. I found two with my 2012 2LT with a manual transmission. The ignition relay in the underhood fuse/relay box had dirty contacts. This relay fires up just about all the computers, and with dirty contacts, does not give a proper reset.

First I cleaned the contacts, then replaced it with a good Panasonic relay.

But this was not all, the negative battery cable that was inserted in the battery terminal was bare copper wire that corroded causing a high resistant connection. If they dipped this in a solder pot first, would have not been a problem. So I soldered it in.

This erratic connection was also causing computer problems, they need a very clean voltage to operate on. The alternator voltage was also jumping all over the place, doesn't have a good reference voltage with dirty connections. While I was at it, check all the relays and connections.

Was also out of warranty, ha, wouldn't dare take it to my dealer, they don't know the difference between a resistor or a doorknob. But they sure know how to charge.
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