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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#25 of 34 Re: Service Traction system and Anti-Lock warning [gmcustsvc]
Oct 02, 2011 (3:52 pm)
I am having the same problem. My dashboard is lit up like the 4th of July. The traction Control and Anti Lock lights just started a couple months ago but the grinding is terrible. Sometimes I don't think the brakes are going to work they pulsate and grind so bad. Always had the rattling noise in left side of wheel which on this forum I am finding is the bearings. This forum has helped a lot. My step mom has the same car hers is a little newer then mine and she has all the problems I do, but mine is worse. She only has like 40k miles on her car I have like 220k miles. Is Gm going to do anything about this? People on this forum are right GM should of stepped up to the plate and recalled this problem as other reputable auto makers do when there are problems. I love my Buick Rendavous and runs like a champ otherwise, but now it really makes me not want to buy another Buick if they are not going to fix problems they make. Is there any hope for having them fix this problem?
#26 of 34 Re: Traction System & Anti-Lock Brake Lights [annie41]
Oct 02, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Did the dealer do anything to help? I have same problem. Also another problem that is pretty scary is I always smell gas out side the car and inside the car. There was a hose leaking which was fixed and not leaking anymore so I dont know why I am always smelling gas sometimes really strong.
#27 of 34 Re: Traction System & Anti-Lock Brake Lights [jugue]
Oct 06, 2011 (7:37 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Were you planning on having the vehicle diagnosed by a GM dealership? Please keep us posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#28 of 34 Re: Traction System & Anti-Lock Brake Lights [tewalker]
Dec 29, 2011 (10:53 am)
Have an 03CX also, that had same problem. Bought (2) replacement harnesses at Discount Auto for $20 ea. and spliced them in past the damaged wires. Problem solved, have been using car for over a yr with more than 20K miles and it is still fine. Dealership isn't the answer, just think about the symptoms and you'll come up with logical cause like I did.
#29 of 34 Re: Service Traction System [pondfishr]
Dec 29, 2011 (11:25 am)
It's not the sensors, it's the wiring harness to the sensor on each side. Buy replacement harnesses ($20 ea) and splice them into the main harness. The harness (only two wires) runs along the lower control arm up into the engine compartment. Replacement harness usually comes with all needed parts. Just unplug original at sensor and plug in replacement. Keep removing old and installing new at each clip point on lower control arm. When you've reached the engine compartment cut old harness and electrically splice in the new arness. Wrap with good quality electrical tape and you're done. Remember to do both front wheels. Alot easier if you remove front wheel and the plastic inner wheel liner. Advance Auto Parts & Amazon sells these replacement harnesses. If you don't have a store near you (like I do), you can buy online. Part is: Dorman 970-040 ABS Sensor Harness.
#30 of 34 Traction System/ABS Light Issues
Apr 25, 2012 (6:28 am)
First, I want to thank everyone who has already posted on this subject. I drive a 2004 Buick Rendezvous with about 120K miles. It has relatively new brake rotors/pads etc. within the last year. New tires within the last year. And now...in the last week we have gone from 'sliding on snow' in southern Texas to my dashboard lit with lights. I spent most of last weekend at the mechanic. They resurfaced the rotors (under warranty) and flushed the brake system. And after all was said and done, I was told that they could find nothing wrong - to come back when there were error lights. Well, three days later I have error lights! It looks like the greatest success in resolving this has been to replace the sensor wiring. Is that a good place to begin? I can't do this work myself, will a place like Goodyear/Firestone splice the harness together or will I need to find a less conventional mechanic? I'd like to fix the problem as inexpensively as possible - is GM doing anything about this problem?
#31 of 34 Re: Traction System/ABS Light Issues [tricia449]
Sep 27, 2012 (5:08 am)
yes replace the harness I replaced both sides and now she runs like a new car.
Buick wanted to charge me 1000.00 to replace the hub bearing and sensor.
Replace the harness for 32.00 for both.
Thanks to all who wrote about this and did the work before I did.
#32 of 34 Re: Service Traction System [trainmstr]
Mar 11, 2013 (2:50 pm)
I read on a different post that the wiring harness to the sensor is actually too short and thats why it breaks. I also read that buick made longer wiring for this and I wanted to ask you if you know if this is true and if there is a part number for this longer wiring harness that you know about. I am having the same issue with my 2004 buick rendezvous but the wirirng is broke right at the sensor
#33 of 34 ABS Lights and Pulsations.
Sep 23, 2013 (7:23 am)
I am also having a problem with the ABS on my 2003 CX. I replaced on hub in Oct. 2012 and that seem to help for a while and now the problem is back. I am the original owner and only have 102000 miles. Have been thinking about getting a new Buick enclave or encore but have a little concerns. How easy is it to replace wiring harness? Is this something I could try to see if it helps with problem or should I pay someone to do it?
#34 of 34 Re: ABS Lights and Pulsations. [clmorri]
Oct 22, 2013 (9:39 am)
I was having the same problem with my 03 Park Ave. While replacing my brake pads I decided to check the connections and wiring to the sensors. What I found was that the righr sensor wire had come loose from the bracket and was laying on the transaxle. the transaxle had worn the insulation off the wire and caused it to to ground out. I put the wire back in the bracket and took a 100 mile drive and the lights never came on. They would usually come on as soon as I started backing out of the driveway. I would make sure that the wires are not laying on the transaxles before I took it in for service.