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Old 07-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question Traction Control Light Coming On By Itself

Two or three times now (in the past month or so), my traction control light on the dash has come on by itself during moderate acceleration from a stop light. Each time I just hit the button to turn TC back on and all is well in the universe again. I'm not sure why it would be doing this. Any ideas?
PS - I know I was not bumping the button in any manner.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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It is telling you that it detected limited traction/wheel spin and took action to prevent it. It never "turned off" and never needed to be turned back on.

Sec 5 page 22 of 2013 Camaro Owners manual:
"The StabiliTrak system or the
Traction Control System (TCS)
indicator/warning light comes on
briefly while starting the engine.
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light will then go off.
The indicator/warning light flashes
while the StabiliTrak or TCS system
is working to control the vehicle on
a low traction surface
."

If you have it turned off the TCS symbol with "OFF" underneath it will illuminate and STAY illuminated.

Traction Control System
(TCS) OFF/StabiliTrak OFF Light

This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.

If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Hmm. I've never noticed an "OFF" light. It's just the tire with "TC" in it with the slash through it. Or the car with wavy skid marks for the stabilitrak indicator light. I'll have to take a look when I shut them off after work today, but I don't think it will say OFF anywhere.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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13 is different it has no "off indicator" but other than that the above is correct.
you are losing traction and it is telling you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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Well that's good I suppose. Lol. Now that I think about it, it started happening about the time I installed my ported TB. I guess it does help the low end torque...
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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Yes if you look at page 5-21 if you have ONLY the traction control off you get the tire symbol with the line through it, but it only lights up when only TC is turned off or when there is a problem with TC making it in-op. If I'm not mistaken the only thing that momentarily lights up when the car detects wheel spin/limited traction is the Stabilitrak light. If you have BOTH the Stabilitrak and Traction Control off you have the car/Squiggly lines/OFF underneath with the "TC OFF" also. It is its own indicator below the "you've had some wheel slip Stabilitrak light" and to the right of "TC OFF." Got this from the 2013 Camaro manual download from Chevrolet's site.

"Traction Off Light
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
This light comes on when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak
button.
This light also comes on and the
system turns off if there is a problem
with the TCS.
If the light comes on and stays on
for an extended period of time while
the system is turned on, the vehicle
needs service."

Nothing about it lighting up if wheel spin is detected.
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