Traction Control System (TCS)

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

This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. On a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, the system operates if it senses that one or both of the rear 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.

The TCS/StabiliTrak light flashes

The TCS/StabiliTrak light flashes when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin.

The TCS/StabiliTrak light comes on and the SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL message will be displayed in the DIC if there is a problem with the traction control system. When the TCS/StabiliTrak light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. See Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light.

TCS automatically comes on whenever the vehicle is started.

To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions, the system should always be left on, but it may be necessary to turn the system off if the vehicle is stuck in sand, mud or snow and rocking the vehicle is required. See If the Vehicle Is Stuck for more information.

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

The TCS/StabiliTrak button is

The TCS/StabiliTrak button is located on the instrument panel (CTS) or the steering wheel (CTS-V).

Press and release the TCS/ StabiliTrak button and the traction control system will turn off and TRACTION CONTROL OFF will be displayed in the DIC. Press the button again to turn the system back on. For information on turning StabiliTrak off and on, see StabiliTrak System following.

Adding non-dealer accessories can affect your vehicle's performance.

See Accessories and Modifications for more information.

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