Traction control turns off lights flicker

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TERESA ADAMS
  • 2009 SATURN VUE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 168,000 MILES

This is the second time I have had this issue. My car dash lights flicker, traction control lights turn off, rear drivers door lock stops working. Eventually the radio stops functioning. I have replaced the starter, and battery. Last time the battery fixed the issue but now it is back. Battery is fine this time.

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 AT 5:41 AM

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Tiny
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Have you had the alternator tested yet and made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Yes to both. Both are great.

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 AT 4:00 PM
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Have you had it scanned by a professional scan tool that can read all the computers in the car and not just the engine and transmission codes?That could lead you in the direction of the problem with some codes it may have set.

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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Yes went to a gm dealer nothing showed up.

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 AT 4:04 AM
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2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a fuse that is loose in the panel, turn your ignition switch on and wiggle each of the fuses to see if the you get the instrument cluster to flicker. Then enhance the connection to fix.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
ABSHER14
  • 2009 SATURN VUE
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Brakes problem
2009 Saturn Vue 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 44000 miles

do you have to reset the system when replacing front brake rotors and pads. The traction control and stabilitrak come on saying needs service

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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Hi there, I would do a scan and see if there are any logged fault codes for this, let me know if there is.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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Well I unable to do scan I started car no traction control or stabilitrak light on only one was computer I reset computer thinkin it was were I put new brake hardware on wife drove it bout 5 mins and said nothing come on or anything

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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JACKIEZARZYCKI
  • 2004 SATURN VUE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
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Traction control engaged, could hear it and won't disengage. Can hear engine making a rushing sound.

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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Do have all the same size tires on the car?Have you had the traction control computer scanned for codes yet?

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
  • 2002 SATURN VUE
  • 165,000 MILES
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The Vue is a 5 speed 4 cy. When we put it into reverse the car shakes. I was wondering what could be the cause of the shake? It doesn't do it in any of the other gears, I also turned off the traction control and tried and it still has the shake.

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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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So it shakes while letting the clutch out while in reverse?

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