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Old 12-18-2017, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Vue XR Stabilitrak issues

Just finished fixing that HVAC issue with the control modulator...All I did was remove the cabin filter, which wasn't too dirty.. as it seemed like something, some debris had jammed one of the doors ..so I removed cabin filter, let the system run open w/ glove box off, door open to the filter bezel...reset the system..fixed that..hey if you want more air flow in the interiro on a hot day, leave the cabin filter out..blow your hair back...Now hoever I have NEW issue w/ stabilitrak, TC Service message
Felt the car occasionally dragging after using the TC for the 1st time w/ the snow..Finally the brakes seemed to lock completely up...car wouldn't even coast in neutral..fortunately I was near home..limped in the drive way. The stabilitrack system showed on the gauges, OBD message "Service Traction Control"..Oh S%**)..Locked the car up for the night frustrated.again.
In the morning I started the car, it was fine, no dragging, nothing, dash messages still persisted.Looked at the brake reservoir found it to be close to fill line, topped it off. Unhooked the battery, hooked it back up, reset the defaults..bingo...no problem..go figure...seems that fixes the issue but that is darn strange as the reservoir wasn't "low" by any means..
Has anyone ever had an issue like this in their Vue XR..I mean the brakes were near full on to the point the car wouldn't roll down hill in neutral...Since topping off reservoir no issues..in fact my wife says the car runs better than ever..Any ideas..

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Old 12-20-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Vue XR Stabilitrak issues

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Just finished fixing that HVAC issue with the control modulator...All I did was remove the cabin filter, which wasn't too dirty.. as it seemed like something, some debris had jammed one of the doors ..so I removed cabin filter, let the system run open w/ glove box off, door open to the filter bezel...reset the system..fixed that..hey if you want more air flow in the interiro on a hot day, leave the cabin filter out..blow your hair back...Now hoever I have NEW issue w/ stabilitrak, TC Service message
Felt the car occasionally dragging after using the TC for the 1st time w/ the snow..Finally the brakes seemed to lock completely up...car wouldn't even coast in neutral..fortunately I was near home..limped in the drive way. The stabilitrack system showed on the gauges, OBD message "Service Traction Control"..Oh S%**)..Locked the car up for the night frustrated.again.
In the morning I started the car, it was fine, no dragging, nothing, dash messages still persisted.Looked at the brake reservoir found it to be close to fill line, topped it off. Unhooked the battery, hooked it back up, reset the defaults..bingo...no problem..go figure...seems that fixes the issue but that is darn strange as the reservoir wasn't "low" by any means..
Has anyone ever had an issue like this in their Vue XR..I mean the brakes were near full on to the point the car wouldn't roll down hill in neutral...Since topping off reservoir no issues..in fact my wife says the car runs better than ever..Any ideas..
No. Perform a brake flush.

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Old 12-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2009 Vue XR Stabilitrak issues

Did you pull the trouble code from it with a reader? While it wasn't a Vue, our Uplander would show that on the dash when a wheel speed sensor went bad. The code pointed to the problem and which wheel bearing needed to be replaced to fix the problem.

Just a guess though....

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Old 12-10-2019, 03:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2009 Vue XR Stabilitrak issues

After a few years of ownership, a couple of things have come to light.
GM makes a real POS vehicle that is not only is a severe inconvenience,but highly dangerous above all else.
What we found with the brake lock issue is the brake bias ECU that sits on top the battery had gone bad ! Fortunately my shop has a land line to a super expert Saturn tech at a local dealership. We had it replaced ..expensive..but so far so good...
Next we had the every bell and whistle go off in the car,'stabilitrak needs servicing' blah blah blah...again.which put the vehicle in a 'limp home mode'..which is dangerous when your going down the super highway and the dammed thing just shuts down...This came and went..finally as per tip, I ended up removing the throttle body,giving it a good clean w/ TB cleaner. That resolved the issue for about 1 year. In the mean time we had the alternator go, which was another expensive proposition. However it fixed many odd electrical gremlins in the car which a new battery didn't-another unexplainable annoying issue.
After thinking we put the 'service stabilitrak' issue behind us, it AGAIN, went into a limp home mode, leaving my wife stranded on the way to the bank-which we have a lot less $$$ in our account because of this piece of GM junk ! in fact she nearly was rear ended...again. After she walked to the bank, came back to the car, let it sit for a while, it started and ran fine. I again cleaned the TB, but this time the TB tip didn't work, left me and the dog stranded today, a 38 deg rainey day after barely getting the kids to school. Had it towed for the 2nd time in a month...found to be a throttle body / fly by wire potentiometer went bad. So we replaced that with a Bosch unit. The XR has never run better. I mean WHOA..holy cow !
So in the end,this GM 'stabilitrak' baloney has basically destroyed owning what could be a pretty great little powerful SUV. Dam shame, whoever developed this load of **** sensor software ought to have his BOTH balls cut off. I will NEVER buy another GM vehicle-never ever! This 'service stabilitrak' limp home mode issue is wide spread over many GM models and is an abject disgrace Next time it happens, we're suing. Frankly my wife is lucky to be alive after this piece of crap shut down in heavy 50 mph traffic the other night-the 3rd time it did this. What I don't understand is why there hasn't been a civil class action lawsuit against GM for this dangerous blunder. They have built so many sensors and crap into the vehicle to 'protect' it, they forgot about protecting the occupants . GM vehicles w/this type of system are inherently dangerous !
Funny.. we have a 2002 Trail Blazer w/140K which hasn't had but two issues in 18 years. I replaced 4 coil sticks and had the shop replace the power steering plumbing which leaked due to corrosion.
Hope after spending about $1700 since owning my XR about 3 years, it's good to go for a while. Seething over this purchase !!!

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Old 12-10-2019, 03:37 AM   #5
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Sorry,
I was not accurate w/my post...My lovely wife just told me that the limp home mode has happened 7 times !!!!

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