Thank you very much for such a speedy response. Will defitinitely be checking that out.kidsenclave said:Unless you are going to buy a vehicle over 10 years old, they all have computer systems that can fail. I believe almost all have some sort of stability control, and all have software that drives most the components, and computers can/will fail. No difference buying a Buick, or anything out there. All have to meet certain safety standards, so I wouldn't second guess purchasing anything these days....look at all the recalls, it's getting very strict these days.
There is a sensor near/on the air box, where the air filter is. Sometimes this can be loose. Also, other spots where sensors could be not correctly fastened. Just may need some investigating to find out what is causing it.
Hey there,Pearl_Enclave said:Hello, I am new to this forum, however, the reason I joined was due to knowledge that has been shared here.
I am new owner to a 2008 Buick Enclave CXL and my issue is the stabilitrak/traction control indicator light.
We purchased our Buick in late December 2013 and it has been a wonderful car to own and drive. We had some trani issues at first, or so we thought...turns out it was a bad wiring issue and was easily fixed.
My concern now is why my stabilitrak/traction control light keeps coming on and stay on for about a minute and then goes off. It worries me because this is the vehicle I transport my daughter in. I am a soccer parent asell as a full time employee.
My reason for buying this vehicle was for the safety of my daughter.
Is this a common issue for this make and model? Should I be concerned? What are the general reasons for something such as this to occur.
I love my Buick. However I'm wondering if a lot of the issues I have read on here are in my future.
From reading previous info. here, I trust there are some very knowledgeable members that can assist me in figuring this Buick thing out.
you will have to scan for codes... (Check engine light?)Pearl_Enclave said:Thank you very much for such a speedy response. Will defitinitely be checking that out.
That being said..yesterday on the way to daughters soccer game, both Traction control/stabilitrak indicator light as well as check engine light came on. Disconnecting battery and resetting seemed to work for about 5 minutes before the indicators were on again. Shifting is not a problem, and the vehicle still drives smoothly. But those lights/bells and alarms really make me nervous and the vehicle is now parked and will not be driven until the issue is looked at.
I really do not want to be one of those Buick owners that is not satisfied with my car. This is my first Buick and I simply love it....just want to work these kinks out.
Thanks again. :thumb:
The vehicle is now in the shop at a local Buick dealership. Teague Chevrolet/Buick.Buick Customer Service said:Hey there,
We're sorry to hear of the Stabilitrak/Traction Control lights coming on in your vehicle. We can assure that you and your family's safety is very important to us. We will like to look into this concern for you and contact your dealership on your behalf for further assistance. Feel free to send us a private message with your VIN, current mileage, dealership name, and full contact information if our help is needed. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Kristen A. (Assisting)
Buick Customer Care
Thanks, Enclavedude. My question, and the reason I posted here is, are these issues related? Also what is the typical repair cost of the Stabilitrak repair. If it adds another $1000 onto the transmission, then that makes the decision to not make any repairs easier. My decision then is how to dispose of the vehicle to maximize the value.ENCLAVEDUDE said:Chuck241 - discouraging to see a second transmission failure on the same transmission. This is probably not the right topic for this Stabilitrak discussion, however it might be interesting to have folks with higher mileage 2008 and beyond post if they have had more than one transmission failure on their vehicle. Post should include model year and mileage with the failures.
I have had the usual 2008 3-5-R wave plate failure at 65k miles, and I am hopeful that I will not see another one. I have 98k miles on the vehicle now, and plan on keeping it for the long term. I once found an article that said that the Joint Ford/GM design of this 6 sped transmission had a design goal of 200k miles on the transmission - let's hope so!!!!!!
The transmission really is a mechanical marvel! Link below details the history of this transmission. They of course mention the poorly stress relieved wave plates that we have seen. The sad part is that they list all of the wave plates with newer parts including 4 wave parts parts, and not just the one most prevalent - the 3-5 Rev part. Uh Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!