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Truck Shut Down/ Stabilitrak - Traction Control Issue

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Airborne0, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Airborne0

    Airborne0 New Member

    My truck shut off at a stoplight and gave me a traction control and stabilitrak shut off warning. The truck would not start for 5 minutes after, then started up just fine with no warnings, however the check engine light is still on, but not the traction/stabilitrak warnings. The fluids and gauges all read okay, I have made zero modifications to the truck, and still has the stock tires on. Only has 8200 miles. Its a 2010 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4, what is the problem?
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  2. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    I feel your pain. Mine did the same but no check engine light and did not shut down. Just got off phone with dealer who said it is threw only a code about the torque converter, but all appears in order. My symptoms included a very hard shift into 2nd but all cleared when truck was shut down and restarted. Wish I could help you further. If you check engine light is still on they should be able to get a code.
  3. Airborne0

    Airborne0 New Member

    Yeah the problem is after a couple hours the check engine light turns off. Also my truck did this again today. Engine shut down, and the same warnings came up. "Reduced Engine power, Stabilitrak off, Traction Control off" and to service both. Taking it into a chevrolet dealership tomorrow. Seeing as how its only a year old and less than 10k miles it should be under a warranty to fix it. The engine doesnt sputter down or anything, it literally just cuts off. It must be an electrical issue rather than a mechanical, but I'm not sure.
  4. GM Customer Service

    GM Customer Service Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Keep me updated in regards to your progress at the dealer. Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions in the meantime. Thank you.

    Tricia, GM Customer Service.
  5. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    Well, the dealership delivered my truck and, of course, the stabilitrak off warning came on twice for her on the way. Then the same thing as I was moving truck into garage. This is going to drive me crazy.
    PLEASE keep me advised with what they find with your truck. My truck has only 23k miles on her and I paid far too much to have this happening. I am glad the dealership is working with me, but they are scratching thier heads too with the absence of codes. Any additional information GREATLY appreciated!
    Thanks in advance,
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  6. Airborne0

    Airborne0 New Member

    Dropped it off this morning and still waiting to hear back from them. I will let you know as soon as I do. Hopefully they can fix this problem. My truck is so new I can't believe I'm having this problem.
  7. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    What is the final outcome?
  8. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    Why is it people post questions about problems, and never post information about solutions? :no:
  9. Airborne0

    Airborne0 New Member

    Sorry I couldnt get back to you sooner. Had to drive across the country with my wife and newborn right to our destination in Hurricane Irene...woof.

    Anyway, the issue was electrical as I thought. They replaced the PMC control module which I suppose controls the traction control, and cleared the codes. Havn't had a problem since then, but I'm gonna continue to monitor this forum to see if anyone else has an issue with this...and of course I'll be very active again if the problem arises again. Good thing for me, it was all free since my warranty covered all the parts.

    Good luck, and mention that to the dealer and see what they say.
  10. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    Thanks for the info. I will mention it to them. They are waiting on a data recorder to install so they can moniter all the sensor and pinpoint problem when it occurs. I'm glad I'm dealing with a quality dealership.

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