Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Service stabilizer and traction control warning is on.

asked by on

I PUT A NEW TIRE ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF MY SUV ABOUT A WEEK AGO. NOW MY STABILIZER and traction control warning light is on. I googled it and its saying maybe some dust got on my sensor. What could be the problem and is it safe to drive it, since its not the main brake system.

My car has 126000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car’s ECU. When the ECU senses an abnormal speed given specific conditions, it engages the ABS or traction control as needed to control the vehicle properly and safely. Occasionally, these sensors can fail or become faulty working intermittently sending inaccurate signals to the ECU. When this happens, you may experience the symptoms you have described. The ABS or traction control system may be inadvertently activated by these false or inaccurate signals. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your ABS and traction control system to determine the cause for this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Service stabilizer and traction control warning is on.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hello, I need to get an idea of what a good price would be to replace my Front Brake Rotor and shocks on a 2008 Chevy Equinox 3.4L

Hi there. If you'd like to receive a quote for the brake rotors being replaced, please click this link and submit a quote request. This will put you in direct contact with our sales team and you can customize a...

Q: Bad response from gas pedal

This condition is commonly caused by defective spark plugs, wires or ignition coils and occasionally all 3! Service Bulletin number #SB-10250 addresses this issue, and in most cases if you’re under warranty the dealership will replace these items free of...

Q: Rear tire bent

An impact that can bend a rim can cause further damage which are not immediately visible. Issues with bent tires may also indicate further problems with the suspension or steering. I would have this issue looked over by a certified...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...