Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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#27 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [amm240]
Mar 20, 2013 (8:39 am)
Yes, I had a throttle body replacement too. I did have the error one more time but without the loss of power this time. However, you get so conditioned that you are about to lose power that it still was a frightening experience when the error chimed as you never know what is about to occur. They blamed this last time on my car being out of alignment. So maybe the throttle body replacement will help, however I have read other boards that it didnt so really its a wait and see kind of thing. I dont feel safe either and Im furious that the 2010 had a recall. The dealership I went to claimed they never heard of such problems before and the things they did to my car before they actually got to the conclusion that it was the throttle body is maddening!!! Total waste of time and money . Ugh- so done with GM!!! Never again and Im a lifelong Gm buyer.
#28 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [jlg7]
Mar 21, 2013 (9:54 am)
The only reason I know it was a recall is because our mechanic just fixed the issue a few weeks ago in a 2010 model and Chevy covered it due to the recall. He couldn't beleive they wouldn't cover ours.
#29 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [amm240]
Mar 21, 2013 (9:22 pm)
How many miles were on your traverse, mine had 56,000. Extended warranties covered all bit a $100 deductible on a $490 bill. Also came with a 12month 12,000 mile warranty.
#30 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [cmartinez22]
Mar 22, 2013 (8:53 am)
mine had about 45,000 on it.
no extended warranties.
#31 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [cmartinez22]
Jun 20, 2013 (7:21 pm)
I just had the problem of my stabilitrak, traction control off and reduced engine power happen. We took it to the dealership and were told the throttle body needs replacing. I spent 103 for the car to be diagnosed and then 383 for the repair. Now it's about 2 weeks later and all of a sudden the same warnings happen again. I called GM and they got the fee to redignose my car waived, so I've got to wait and see what the dealership says Monday. My uncle said he has the same issue and it was a traction control sensor and it cost about $800 to fix.
#32 of 36 Traverse stabilitrac/traction control problem
Oct 14, 2013 (9:09 am)
I have a 2010 chevy traverse LT with 48000 miles. Last week while driving my kids to school the "traction control off, service stabilitrac, service traction control" message appeared on the DIC and the car went into "reduced engine power" mode and would only drive 15 MPH! I live in the country with no cell service so I limped it home (thank goodness not too far away yet). Tried to turn it off and wait then restart as manual suggests but it didn't help, the message reappeared. Several hours later, went to drive it to nearest shop and it was fine! I took it in to see what codes it threw and everything pointed to TPS/throttle body but it was acting fine so no parts were thrown at it. Chevy dealership said "probably just fluke, hopefully won't happen again"! Not a good answer for me because I drive around with 4 kids in my car and dropping down to 15 mph at random is not safe! 1 week later it displayed the message and did it again! The dealership says its most likely not covered under the factory powertrain warranty, if it is the throttle body, and it is an expensive fix! It sounds like this is a common problem and I don't know how to proceed. This should be covered by Chevy! I don't feel safe in my traverse and can't afford to throw parts at it. Any suggestions?
#33 of 36 Re: Traverse Stabilitrak/Traction Control problems [jlg7]
Oct 14, 2013 (2:50 pm)
Where do I find out about the recall? I have 2010 traverse.
#34 of 36 Re: Traverse stabilitrac/traction control problem [4kidmom]
Oct 14, 2013 (3:03 pm)
Just had the samething happen on 2010 traverse LT at shop now waiting on what they say
#35 of 36 Re: Traverse stabilitrac/traction control problem [4kidmom]
Oct 14, 2013 (4:04 pm)
I am fairly certain for many previous posts about this issue that the 2010 models had a recall on this so it should be covered. However if you are still meet with resistance from the dealer look at the earlier posts with the #800 number to Chevy. They will work with you can call the dealer. This should be a covered repair. I called both Chevy and GM and have to say I was happy with the customer service I received.
#36 of 36 Re: Traverse stabilitrac/traction control problem [jlg7]
Nov 27, 2013 (8:19 am)
Same thing just happened on our 2009 Traverse. I called Chevy to find out if there were any recalls and they said no but that there is a recall on your water pump shaft seal. Like several other posters we too have had this car in more than any care we ever owned. Love the car but feel like we should have waited and not bought it the first year it came out. We just hit 60,000 miles on it. I will be taking it in next week. If I learn anything new with the issue I will post it.