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I have had this problem multiple times as well.. I have spent well over $3000 fixing a 2008 Chevy Impala SS.. makes me not want to even buy another GM car ever.. Now today.. Service Stabiltrack light comes on.. smh.. whats next?
I'm having problem with my 2009 Chevy Impala 3.5L. I've had this car for 3 years and no major problems till a few months ago. This started happening around 5 months ago At first it was the engine power reduced I Fix this myself by replacing the Accelerator Pedal Sensor, now the traction control light and then the check engine light started coming on and the engine would start losing power. I'm not sure wants wrong with is now
I have a 2009 Chevy Impala, I bought it used with 42k at a local dealership. At 45k the Service traction control Reduced Engine power alarm came on. The dealership changed the accelerator pedal, the problem went away until 80K. It was sporadic, only occuring when it rained. I took it to a new car dealer and they said it was the Throttle body sensor. I replaced 3 throttle bodies, the first being the original, and the other two due to none of the local dealers knowing that it had to be programmed. I took it to Arnell Automotive group in Chesterton, IN and they programmed it for me, the Service Mananger Mike was awesome in looking up the information. After 5000k the problem came back, again in the rain. I found the wiring harness was on top of the engine mount bolt. I moved it and checked the wires and did not find any damaged. I taped it with high temp, corrosive resistant tape. It helped for 200 miles then it came again. Again in the rain. None of the dealers no why and whats wrong with it. Now its starting to do it in snow, and when I don't drive the car for 24hrs and it sits in the drive way. In the drive way it trips the code when you start the car without the car moving. The codes I get are P2176, and P2138. BTW even with the traction control off, I hit a icy spot in the road at 30mph and it shut the car down. The car has become VERY DANGEROUS. Chevy help!
My wife's '06 Impala LT 3.9L has a "Service Traction Control" message that comes on every time one of her front wheels spins, even slightly on ice or snow. The car then loses power and the shifting feels very grabby. Turn the car off for a minute and it's like it never happened. We bought this car new and have had it back to the dealership, at last count, 19 times for a plethora of problems, usually warranting a rental car. That's why I just bought an Audi.
I was driving today and the traction light came on and the car completely shut down on me on the interstate. SO NOT SAFE!! I have read several comments on here and we all have the same issues. I have also read the replies from "supposedly" GM Customer care representatives and the replies suck. GM needs to be ashamed of themselves selling issues like this.. We went from transmission problems to traction problems and vehicles shutting down on us while driving. I live in Georgia and this is the first time this has happened to me. Luckily I was in the right lane and could get off the interstate onto the shoulder. What happens next time if I can't and someone slams into my car? Will GM finally step up and find out what the issue is and repair the problem or wait on a big lawsuit after someone is killed when their car shut off in traffic on the interstate. I don't need to send a VIN number, the year of my car or anything to customer service. WE WANT ANSWERS AS TO WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON WITH THESE DEATH TRAPS!!
For about over a year I have had issues the traction control with my 2010 Impala, every dealership I called basically told me that it was am issue with the "wheel bearings " ,well I had them all fixed and still have the same issue.. It got so bad that even on dry land the car would jerk and the traction control would kick in when I accelerate after a red light to green light and one time I almost got rear ended. Eventually I smartened up and just turned off the TC manually every time I turned on the car on , but what about my wife who forgets?. GM really needs to do something about this issue because not everyone has money to fix these defects that are not even the consumer's fault!! I have owned many GM vehicles but after reading other comments and reading the recent news I am really considering trading in for a another make!!
I also am having the issue with the traction control. I have a 2009 Chevy Impala. It happens mostly when it is wet. It will say service traction control, disabling throttle and will at times shut my car down even on the free way. It will only allow me to go 30/40 and then eventually shut it down. I wait a few minutes and start it up again and take off. This has been happening for a few years now. I called GM today and yes they assured me a dealership could fix and referred me to the one I already took it to. How many people are having this issue?
I had the same problem everyone else on the last two pages have been happening. I was coming home from work during 5 o'clock rush hour and the reducing engine power traction control came on and I went from 73 to 40 in a matter of seconds with almost a pile up. I had to get over two lanes and stop on the side of the road. I had to wait 30 minutes until the car decided to clear itself and this happened two more times before I could get it home. If this many people are having this many problems, why does GM have to wait until people die before they provide a recall. My daughter is currently driving a 2009 Cobalt and we are waiting for the dealership to call us that the parts have arrived for that recall, but people had to die to get that one. I have never owned a foreign car and never will, but GM's loyalty should be as strong as mine.
I am having to same issue also. I have a 2009 Chevrolet Impala with about 103,000 miles on it. The traction control device light came on yesterday afternoon along with the engine light and it stated reduced engine power. I am currently awaiting Hare Chevrolet in Noblesville, In to contact me regarding an appointment on Saturday, today is Thursday. I attempted to call them as soon as I got home yesterday.
kazied87 said:I have the same problem with my 2009 Impala. The traction control and reduced engine power lights came on. The engine stopped while I was driving on a busy highway. Not a good thing to happen , I was lucky and was able to pull the car safely over to the breakdown lane. Got the throttle body changed and all seemed fine until 2 weeks later when the same lights came on. Now it's getting the throttle sensor replaced. I am not happy especially after seeing so many other online complaints about the same problem. GM should have had a recall.
I have the same problem with my 2009 Impala. The traction control and reduced engine power lights came on. The engine stopped while I was driving on a busy highway. Not a good thing to happen , I was lucky and was able to pull the car safely over to the breakdown lane. Got the throttle body changed and all seemed fine until 2 weeks later when the same lights came on. Now it's getting the throttle sensor replaced. I am not happy especially after seeing so many other online complaints about the same problem. GM should have had a recall.
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