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    Traction Control Engaged

    When accelerating from a stop (not hard), the car hesitates before moving and the "Traction Control Engaged" message comes on. Road contions are completely clear and dry. Doesn't happen every time, but the frequency is such that I'm thinking about turning Traction Control off.

    I have a 2008 N* rear-wheel drive.

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    Erik

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    Same thing happens with mine, especially when turning left from a stop

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    This happened on my old seville (2000).... exact same thing you're describing... it had something to do with the ABS... I sold the car so I never got the issue fixed... if you keep traction control on then it won't bother you

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    Could be a failing/dirty wheel speed sensor, built into the hub/bearing assembly. Sounds intermittent so I would suggest removing each wheel and remove/clean/reinsert each sensor, might just do the trick.
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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by 2008stsN* View Post
    When accelerating from a stop (not hard), the car hesitates before moving and the "Traction Control Engaged" message comes on. Road contions are completely clear and dry. Doesn't happen every time, but the frequency is such that I'm thinking about turning Traction Control off.

    I have a 2008 N* rear-wheel drive.

    Thanks,

    Erik
    Hello 2008stsN*,

    I am sorry to hear that your STS hesitates when you are accelerating from a stop and that the “Traction Control Engaged’ message illuminates. It seems as though you got some great feedback from the community, but if you are thinking about taking your vehicle to the dealership to have this looked into, I would be happy to assist you in working with them. Please private message me if you would like to discuss this concern further. Thank you very much for your time.

    Gregory W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS View Post
    Same thing happens with mine, especially when turning left from a stop
    Hello DarkMingBlueSTS,

    I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing the same issue on your vehicle as well. If you would like any assistance in working with a dealership to address this issue, I would be more than happy to assist you in that regard. Please private message me if you would like to further discuss this concern. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post.

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Most likely your steering wheel position sensor, I had the same problem and I ended up replacing the sensor.

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

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    Most likely your steering wheel position sensor, I had the same problem and I ended up replacing the sensor.
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    We appreciate you taking the time to post on this thread and share how you resolved this concern by replacing the sensor. If you ever have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Thanks for the feedback...

    I happen to notice that it does occur more often when I'm turning from a dead stop, but it can happen when starting from a stop and going straight.

    Greg - How might I get in touch with you?

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    Could be a failing/dirty wheel speed sensor, built into the hub/bearing assembly. Sounds intermittent so I would suggest removing each wheel and remove/clean/reinsert each sensor, might just do the trick.
    I would try this first. easy to do and free. good place to start

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by 2008stsN* View Post
    Thanks for the feedback...

    I happen to notice that it does occur more often when I'm turning from a dead stop, but it can happen when starting from a stop and going straight.

    Greg - How might I get in touch with you?
    Hello 2008stsN*,

    You can either reach out to me via private message on this forum or you can also send me an email at socialmedia@gm.com. If you send an email, please be sure to include “ATTN GREG” in the subject line so it gets delivered straight to me. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post!

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    Re: Traction Control Engaged

    Rock hard OEM Michelin's are another cause of this trouble.

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