Stabilitrack/traction control warning light

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lahr

Stabilitrack/traction control warning light

Unread post by lahr » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:09 am

2007 Equinox
At around 89,000 miles the stabilitrack / off/service warning light came on. Dry road conditions. I had gone about 165 miles. Average 75mph. Then the transmission started acting up...downshifting etc. 2 days later the whole transmission seemed to lock into 1st or second and I took it to the dealer. They said it was a faulty sensor and replaced it.
At 100,114 (just past warranty!) Stabilitrack light came on again. I took it to the dealer. They found hole in charcoal canister, transmission fluid needed change, and replace rear brakes. $700.00 and 2 days later, the stabilitrack light comes on AGAIN! They checked it out and said I need to replace the steering column ($1621.00)... I can't afford that and the stabilitrack light comes and goes without any identifiable reason. I asked for the diagnostic codes, but I can't find any definitions. Here is exactly what the dealer wrote on the estimate to replace the steering column.
Any guidence would be appreciated. I love my Equinox. I drive a ton!!! I want to know this thing won't leave me stranded someplace.
Thanks

STEERING/SUSPENSION
Tech scan test codes U0131 P0404 C0561 P1179
Reflash PCM for codes P0404 P1179 other code for steering
est on steering column $1621.48

Meccboy

Re: Stabilitrack/traction control warning light

Unread post by Meccboy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:02 pm

C0561 is just a code that says system disabled. This is usually an ABS code. It just refers that the Stablity has been disabled because of another reason, which may be related to the steering column.
U0131 is a comminication problem between modules. This may have disabled the stability system, thus the code c0561.

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