Mechanics

SERVICE STABILITY LIGHT

2002 Cadillac Escalade

Brakes problem
2002 Cadillac Escalade V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

My Service Stability Light light comes on after driving my vehicle for 30 seconds. It is preceding by a grrrrr noise which lasts around 5 seconds and happens 3 or 4 times before the light comes on.

The code that was pulled is C0285

Can you give me any advice on what the problem is?

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Johnnyjmug
October 3, 2010.




C0285 relates to a pressure fault, or incorrect indication of one, from a component called the medium pressue accumulator switch. It is attached to the brake pressure modulator valve. There is a service bulletin on this that came out in 2004, here is a copy of it.
#04-05-25-008: ABS Light On, Service Stability System Message Displayed, Stability System Disabled Indicator On, DTCs C0285 and C0286 (Install New Medium Pressure Accumulator Switch) - (Aug 6, 2004)

Subject: ABS Light On, Service Stability System Message Displayed, Stability System Disabled Indicator On, DTCs C0285 and C0286 (Install New Medium Pressure Accumulator Switch)

Models: 2002 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT

with Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (VSES) (RPO JL4)

Condition
Some customers may comment on the Antilock Brake System (ABS) light coming on. Others may comment on the Service Stability Message Displayed and/or the Stability System Disabled Indicator being on. Technicians may find Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) C0285 and/or C0286.

Correction
Technicians are to install a new medium pressure accumulator (MPA) switch. The new switch, P/N 88983914, is grey in color. The previous switch, P/N 12545898, is black in color and will not fix this concern.

Parts Information
Part Number
Description
Qty

88983914
Switch Assembly, Brake Pressure Differential
1

If it has the above mentioned black switch, I would correct the situation by replacing it. If the code returns, you will most likely need the brake pressure modulator valve. Here is an illustration of the unit, it doesn't show it located in it's natural environment. The BPMV is mounted to the inside of the left frame rail, forward of he fuel tank. The switch in question is the one diagonal from the reference #1.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_766591_1.jpg

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Factoryjack
Oct 3, 2010.
I am having the exact issue with my 2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0 AWD 150, xxx miles (" Service Stability Light light comes on after driving my vehicle for 30 seconds. It is preceding by a grrrrr (BPMV Pump) noise which lasts around 5 seconds") with the exception of the DTC codes. The scanner found the following codes: C0212- Yaw Rate Sensor Circuit
C0286- MPA Switch Circuit
C0290- Lost Communication With PCM
C0298- Powertrain Indicated Traction Control Malfunction

It is my opinion (could be wrong. Usually am) that since all of the codes present share the same piece of equipment from which they originated, I would find the "common denominator", which in this case would be the EBCM, correct? Please help me with this issue as soon as possible so as it may be resolved.

Thanks.

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BradleyLee
Feb 1, 2013.
Im not a mechanic but I have a 2002 cadillac escalade with the check stability light on, I changed the switch only to find out there is an updated one available, I changed that too. Then I changed the electronic control module only to have the light still on. It now says the brake pressure modulator valve is bad. I love my truck but after $4300, ive had enough. OMG!

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Timsandy
Mar 27, 2014.
Has anyone had similar problems? Does this ever end?

Tiny
Timsandy
Apr 11, 2014.

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