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GMC Envoy "service stabilitrack" light

problem_envoyproblem_envoy Posts: 4
edited September 2015 in GMC
Has anyone else had problems with the "stabilitrack" system on an '08 Envoy. They had a recall on it - I took it in for the recall. They did "whatever" and it's been back 4 more times. The light comes on anyway the system is pressed into operation. And stays on!!!! I take it in - the shop checks it out and changes some parts here and there and proclaims it "fixed!!!" until 24 hrs later when the light is back on!!! Anyone else???

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  • jojo19jojo19 Posts: 3
    Yes, I have!!! I own a GMC Denali Xl 2006 and I have taken the car back to the dealership at least 4 times for that same problem. As of today teh problem is not fixed and I have given up on it. They tell me that it does not interfere with the driving performance or car longevity . All I can do is just hope that they are right!!! :(
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252
    Hello Jojo19,
    Can you please email me more information about your situation so I can look into it further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • i have a problem with the light that stays on ..from the day i bought it ...they have change the master computer under the truck, which did not thing that worked is by changing ..the key worked for a few months then it came back..when it does come on ,i shut the engine and start over again and the light goes out...till the next time..i give up..gerry
  • the problem is in the sterring wheel collum THE SENSOR..
  • I have the same vehicle same year and everything and my stabilititrack came on and when it does come on the check engine light and the reduced engine power loght comes on as well and the denali seems like it is loosing dower what do i need to do hooked it up to machine and all it said was throttle issues so idk
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252

    Have you considered getting this diagnosed at your servicing dealership? Is there anyway we can help? Let us know – email Christina here with more information (name, VIN, contact info, dealership).

    GM Customer Service
  • As the owner of a 2006 GMC Denali, it is horrifying to drive in a car, that while driving in the middle of traffic, the stabilitrak and engine light comes on and power is reduced at a quick rate. I was told to have the throttle body changed because that would fix the problem. It was changed and 5 months later the same thing. Now it has been recommended to change the E.M.C. and the ignition switch (cost over $1300) and no guarantee that will fix it. Why make these sophisticated cars if no one from the GMC place I go to can guarantee how to fix them?
  • Chyna40,

    I am so very sorry to hear that you are feeling unsafe in your Envoy as a result of the Stabilitrak concern you've described in your post. Customer Assistance is available to help you work with your dealership towards diagnosing what is behind the Stabilitrak and engine light systems. Please send us an email with more information, including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your vehicle's VIN, the name of your involved dealership, and information on your visits to the dealership.

    GM Customer Service
  • futzyfutzy Posts: 2
    My 2006 Envoy, 66k miles, has recently had intermitent problems with both the StabiliTrak Service Light and the Stabilitrak indicator light coming on while driving. I must turn off the engine, then restart and both lights go out. Is this a potential computer error, or just a loose wire problem. I do not have the DIC on this vehicle. Will these intermitent issues appear on any computer check?
  • Looking at the manual, if the lights were to remain on after you restarted your vehicle then there is a potential issue with your Stabilitrak system. I was unable to find additional information behind what may cause the Service StabiliTrak Light and the StabiliTrak Light to come on.

    If you were to decide to visit a GM Dealership to have this further evaluated, please let us know in an email and we'd be happy to follow up with your dealership.

    GM Customer Service
  • futzyfutzy Posts: 2
    Thanks Sarah. I will be checking with my dealer next week to have this issue looked at. Dealer is Boucher GMC & Cadillac, Waukesha Wisconsin
  • Hi I have an Envoy Denali and my service stabilitrak light stays on all the time. Is their a recall or can i have it fixed at the dealership at no or discounted cost.?
  • Well it looks like I'm not alone, my 2007 Envoy dash is starting to look like a Christmas tree. This is one of the strangest vehicles I have ever owned.
    1. the gas guage died, got repaired under warranty thank goodness it was expensive, along with the driver side window motor.
    2. the left and right - front and rear speakers come and go when they want to
    3. the tire pressure light comes and goes thru out the day year round, tires have correct pressure
    4. the check engine light comes and goes, my mechanic is confused can't get a code & he's good!
    5. the seatbelt/door bell is loud then soft, then quiet then loud etc....
    6. the dash light at the heat and a/c temp control knobs comes and goes
    7.. the stab. track lights have now come on and stay on, the button on the side of the gear shift has no effect. I'm waiting for one of us to get stranded before we can get rid of this piece of junk.
    Now I am not an individual that neglects a vehicle, the Chev car my wife drove before the GMC Envoy had 206,000 miles. My current Chev. Silverodo work truck has 337,000 miles we take care of our cars.
    This Envoy has 75,000 on it now and really started having problems at about 20,000 miles.
    I figure it will cost a chunk of cash just to figure out what all the lights mean and no telling what it will cost to repair.. I've got to get the damn lights off the dash so I can sell it. NO MORE GMC'S FOR THIS CONSUMER!
  • vfd323vfd323 Posts: 2
    hi i have my 2006 gmc envoy slt model, i love the vehicle but every 800 miles or so my service stability light comes on and when you turn the key off and back on the code is gone and is not stored in the computer, comes up as a steering wheel position sensor issue?
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964

    Per page 3-57 of your manual, there is a potential issue with Stabilitrak if the message remains in the DIC after restarting the vehicle. As in your situation it is going away after a restart, there may not be any issue. Were you planning on getting this checked out?
    GM Customer Service
  • I just bought a used 2006 envoy xl denali, second day I have it the "service stabilitrak" light comes on. I've had the car for42 days now and my car has been back to the dealers 4 times now and I've only driven it for 21 days now and the light is on again. The dealer, ray Chevrolet-fox lake il tells me a new code comes up every time. Steering wheel sensor, three other codes I don't remember. Is there a recall yet or anybody know the real reason. Also getting service engine light and reduced power light. I'm starting to wonder why the envoy was a trade in. I have a 2002 envoy slt with 350,000 miles and never had a problem like this. Somebody please help before I make my second car payment.
  • This vehicle is completely computerized...I have had the same problem for over a year. I have spent close to $1700 getting it fixed snd still same problems as you to the tee and was told no recall and it really needs to be. If you could get out of keeping the vehicle....get out while you can....I have had the throttle body changed, the ignition switch, and some module...the last thing changed were the wires...the engine was rewired some time near August and now my check engine light is on and stablitrack warning comes on once again but no powerloss yet...keep in touch
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252
    If you would like for us to check into this further with your dealership, please email us at [email protected] (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Our 06 Envoy does the same thing. It's the least of the miseries with this vehicle, so we just 'reboot' it. We're more concerned about spewing fuel.
  • how do you "re-boot" the system? and can you do it yourself or do you have to take it to the dealer every time?
  • jbk4jbk4 Posts: 1
    I really wish I had read this forum prior to buying my 2008 Envoy Denali. I love the truck it only has 45,000 mile clean carfax but had the truck less than 2 months and my light comes on periodically. It started this past week with the heavy rains and now it happens at random but once I turn the truck off and back on it goes away. This is very scary because I bought this vehicle for the long haul and I have years of payments ahead of me. Can someone tell me if this is damaging the truck?
  • Hello! I purchased my GMC Envoy Denali from Fremont, California GMC in 2006. I am the original owner! The Envoy Denali has 108,088 miles. I have enjoyed the vehicle and traveled a lot with my family. Luckily, I was able to repair the gas gauge when the dealership agreed to share the repair costa few years prior. Now the check engine light continues to appear and disappear. The Stabilizer light also continues to appear and disappear. More importantly, the Envoy Denali looses power and shuts. Several mechanics have not been able to fix the aforementioned repairs, and I spent and wasted hundreds of dollars trying to turn off the check engine light, stabilizer light, and keeping the motor running. Presently, the Envoy Denali collects dust, parked in my drive way. I need your help and support fixing my Envoy Denali because I will not sell a lemon to another person. Please, send me any advice!

    Vin: 62225608
    Dealership Name: GMC Fremont California (closed, out of business due to economy)
    Contact: Marc Lopes at [email protected]
  • Hello. I also am having issues with my Envoy, the stabilizer lights are on and also the ABS and break light. But along with the lights being on I have no control of my heat or air conditioner, oh and no cruise control either. But the truck runs fine. there is no issues with the way it runs. Can anyone please tell me what to do to fix this besides paying all kinds of money to garage?
  • lineman265lineman265 Dallas areaPosts: 1

    So was anything ever decided about how to fix the issue with the "service stability-track" light being on intermittently?

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252

    Hi lineman265,

    I understand that you have a concern with your Service Stability-Track light being on. I'm not properly trained to offer technical advice, but I will be glad to take a further look into this. Please send us an email to [email protected] including your full contact information, VIN, current mileage, and preferred dealership if our assistance is needed. We look forward to your reply!

    Kristen A. (Assisting Amber)
    GM Customer Care

  • fwhaleyfwhaley Posts: 1

    I wish I would have read this forum before purchasing my '06 GMC Envoy Denali almost 2 months ago. My service stabilitrak sensor keeps coming on and is going to take $$$ to fix it and by reading the comments I'm not sure if it will actually be "fixed". In the 2 months I've had it, it has broke down with me and my babies numerous times and has already cost more money than I have ever put into any vehicle I have owned. I have also noticed while driving it that it appears to be losing power and it seems to be very common in this vehicle. Regretting my purchase!

  • I'm having the same stabilitrak problem. 06 Envoy with 120K miles. Had to replace the engine twice now and the stabilitrak light is on constantly. Started coming on after 5 minutes of driving (could sit in the car and would stay off as long as not moving). Had a sensor in the steering column replaced and that worked for about a week. I think the car is possessed - any new ideas on how to fix this thing?

  • shady11shady11 Posts: 1

    I have 2008 envoy with 68000 miles and have been having this problem for 3 years. Have spent and spent at a dealership to have this problem fixed but nothing has helped. Last week was my latest. All should be taken care of they say, well it is not! Seriously, I need a fix for this. And on that isn't going to cost me another 3000 dollars.

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252

    @shady11 said:
    I have 2008 envoy with 68000 miles and have been having this problem for 3 years. Have spent and spent at a dealership to have this problem fixed but nothing has helped. Last week was my latest. All should be taken care of they say, well it is not! Seriously, I need a fix for this. And on that isn't going to cost me another 3000 dollars.

    Hi shady11,

    Sorry for your frustrations with unresolved repair visits. Please private message me if I can be of any assistance. Thanks.

    Kenneth M.
    GM Customer Care

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