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CHEVY TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT STAYS ON

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

Computer problem
2006 Chevy Cobalt 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 18000 miles

traction control light stays on. No noticable prolem. Purchased a code scout 2500. Will this device descramble code and tell what the problem is? Is a $250 device but do not know if this device will even plug into the cobalt computor?
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Bob East
October 10, 2009.



Every time I pulled out of the McDonalds close to home, I would make a left at the light, over a low point on the road, like a ditch, or a continuation of the water drain I guess.
Every time my front wheels crossed this dip, while accelerating, the front wheels lost a bit of traction, causing the TC light to come on. After that, gear shifting would get VERY ROUGH and sudden (Automatic trans.). I took it to the dealer because I got the extended warranty. They found the problem and fixed it but were never specific about what exactly it was they fixed. I think they called it a recall and was free of charge. The light has never come back on, but the Traction Control definitely works. They blamed something in the front end. Maybe something having to do with the Electric Steering.
Chevy needs to start building quality vehicles for a change.

Tiny
Tunnelric
Oct 12, 2009.
Are all the tires on your car the same size? If not this will set the light you are talking about. The scaanner you bought should plug into the obd2 plug under you dashboard on the drivers side of the car. You may have a bad wheel speed sensor or abs ring. Is the abs light also on?

Tiny
Big_Jay
Oct 12, 2009.