What are some common problems with service traction control systems?


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According to CarComplaints.com and AutoSafety.org in 2016, some problems reported by drivers with service traction control systems include involuntary deceleration, loss of power steering, automatic unwanted braking, brake failure and engine stall at slow speeds. These sites use data from comments submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Complaints recorded on CarComplaints.com about the service traction control on a 2013 Chevrolet Impala indicate that the system activates during driving, causing the car to hesitate, especially during left turns, and that the car decelerates independently. The site records similar complaints about a 2009 Malibu, as well as complaints about the steering wheel seizing up during operation and unwanted braking. AutoSafety.org records that General Motors recalled more than 55,000 1997 minivans because of brake failure potential due to faulty linkage in the traction control system. The site also reports that some owners of 1999 Oldsmobiles report engines stalling at slow speeds when the traction control system engages.

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