Traction Control System (TCS)

The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) that limits wheel spin.

On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the system operates if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. On an All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle, the system will operate if it senses that any of the wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.

The system may be heard or felt while it is working, but this is normal.

TCS is on whenever the vehicle is started. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions, the system should always be left on. But, TCS can be turned off if needed.

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border=0>flashes to indicate that the traction control system is active.flashes to indicate that the traction control system is active.

If there is a problem detected with TCS, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL and SERVICE STABILITRAK may be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) and be on. See Ride Control System Messages.will be on. See Ride Control System Messages.

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Notice: Do not repeatedly brake or accelerate heavily when TCS is off. The vehicle's driveline could be damaged.

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1. Stopping the vehicle.
2. Turning the engine off and waiting 15 seconds.
3. Starting the engine.

If border=0>still comes on and stays on at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), seestill comes on and stays on at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service.

A chime may also sound when the light comes on steady.

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The TCS off light comes on and TRACTION CONTROL OFF is displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) to indicate that the traction control system has been turned off. See Ride Control System Messages.

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Driving should be adjusted accordingly. Press and release height=19 id=again to turn" width=13 height=19 id="_x0000_i1646" src="images/books/1183/6/index.61.gif" border=0>again to turn the system back on.

When TCS is turned off on AWD vehicles, the system may still make noise. This is normal and necessary with AWD hardware.

It may be necessary to turn the system off if the vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud, or snow and rocking the vehicle is required.

See If the Vehicle Is Stuck for more information.

See also Winter Driving for information on using TCS when driving in snowy or icy conditions.

If cruise control is being used when TCS activates, cruise control will automatically disengage. Press the cruise control button to re—engage when road conditions allow.

See Cruise Control.

Adding non—GM accessories can affect the vehicle's performance.

See Accessories and Modifications for more information.

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