I have 2004 suburban, the,traction active light comes on ,the truck slows but regains powerany one know why?


Asked by Feb 28, 2013 at 05:44 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Whenever your traction control feature engages engine power is reduced to prevent a skid and loss of control. This is normal. HTH. -Jim

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It does this a lot, even on dry pavement, even if I back out of driveway and turn the wheel.


Under those conditions it's not normal. Just backing out of your driveway shouldn't activate the traction control. It may actually be a problem with the antilock brake system. The two systems work together. If the antilock brake system is "thinks" you're going into a skid it may activate the traction control. Check your antilock speed sensors and wiring. Since it seems to happen when you turn the wheel check the front first. Perhaps there's a bad connection and when you turn the wheel the wires flex causing the system to think you're skidding. HTH. -Jim

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This is helpful but it happens all the time, when I go to stop but dont stop all the way just slow ,and I take off again, it comes on?

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