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Problems/Service/Maintenance Do you have problems with your new 2.0, 2.2, or 2.4L? What kind of service did you have done?

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy ABS & TC Lights on at same time...

So I was driving to work this morning just crusing when all of a sudden...*ding ding ding* I look down at my intrument cluster and it looks like my xmas tree. My ABS light was on along with the TC light. The DIC was saying, "Service ABS...Service Traction Control." I was like fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. I have to put this car on a boat tomorrow for Hawaii Then they went off. About 30 seconds later...back on. This happend 7 times in a period of about 10 mins. And well...now they are on continuously. Anyone ever had this and maybe know a solution? Thank ya much
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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wondering as well, my abs light comes on randomly when it feels like it, i have learned to ignore it
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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I have never heard of this... BCM screwed up maybe??
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yeah my abs light comes when it wants too also hahaah its annoying
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I have never heard of this... BCM screwed up maybe??
No idea. Could be the fact that Kentucky dumps 1482452 lbs of salt on the road when it rains...who knows. Ima do an underbody wash tonight and see if that helps.
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This is a front hub assembly. I had this problem at 9k miles on my car. They replaced the whole hub assembly, including a new abs sensor (I think a new wheel speed sensor too). You would need to put it on a scanner to determine which side is acting up.

What worked for me until I could get the car into the dealership was to turn the traction control off. Mine would engage the TC while going down the road. Having the TC off in the winter was fun, with all of the snow and ice we had last year.
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Probably ice or dirt build up on the wheel sensor. It's good to shoot a little brake clean on them from time to time. You'll be ok.
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Yea I guess I'll have to take it in once I pick it up at the port. Something I noticed today when I was driving is before these lights would kick on...I could feel my car like, hiccup. Then they would either turn on or off...
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its deff a wheel speed sensor on one of the axles. you maybe able to clean it and that may take care of it. you may have to replace the hub assy. or it could also be a cut/frayed wire if one of the sensor wires are rubbing somewhere
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yeah my abs light comes on randomly and it had a code about the vehicle speed sensor.
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I get the "service traction" warning all the ******* time. It's annoying as hell. The dealership didn't have a clue what was wrong....I still don't either. So it might just be the wheel sensors need cleaning?
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Make sure your injector plugs are plugged in correctly and firmly..I had this but it was because I had loose injector wires and 2 wires were open and touching...
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word. I'll check it out when I pick up my caaaaaaar
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I'll check mines out tomorrow...
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I get that all the time and have took it to the dealership many times. If you turn off the car and it back on and it goes away then your ok. From what i understand it has something to be with a wheel losing traction and a glitch in the computer system.
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are you sure you didnt rip the ebrake and try to do a burnout w/out turning off the traction control... thats the only way both will come on... for real the ONLY way unless ur bcm decided to take a poop for no reason what so ever
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I'm 10000000% sure I didn't rip the ebrake and try and do a burn out. I'm not 16 years old anymore I was cruising when these happend. Then when I have an issue, I don't beat the hell outa my car
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I'm 10000000% sure I didn't rip the ebrake and try and do a burn out. I'm not 16 years old anymore I was cruising when these happend. Then when I have an issue, I don't beat the hell outa my car
Ditto. In fact I was sitting at an idle when this first happened. And every other time since. it only comes on when the car is at a stand still, never while in motion.
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I get that all the time and have took it to the dealership many times. If you turn off the car and it back on and it goes away then your ok. From what i understand it has something to be with a wheel losing traction and a glitch in the computer system.
Yeah it goes away if I turn the car off and back on, but it usually pops again within 30 seconds. Every now and then I'll be able to drive somewhere without it popping on me...
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Yeah, you guys need to inspect your hubs and VSS's. Hopefully a good cleaning will fix it or it's just a loose wire, but hub assemblies are surprisingly inexpensive for these cars. Last time I needed one it was right around $150 I think.
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Lol, mine started coming back again yesterday...
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Yeah, you guys need to inspect your hubs and VSS's. Hopefully a good cleaning will fix it or it's just a loose wire, but hub assemblies are surprisingly inexpensive for these cars. Last time I needed one it was right around $150 I think.
Heres a good deal on SKF hub.

New SKF BR930317 Front Hub Assembly Malibu Cobalt
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The Malibu and Cobalt share hubs? Huh. Learn something every day. I thought the Malibu and G6 were the same, and different than the Cobalt ones.
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Abs light

I replaced my rear driver side wheel hub and no more abs light
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