Started yesterday afternoon on my way to an emergency
farm visit (I use the Suburban for my VET practice.).Lights indicating Stabilitrak
and traction controls are now off. Then they go out,
then back on four times will driving down highway at approx
: 55 MPH. Then it stated to service, which would go on and
off. Then finally all off and everything was fine by the time I made it to the
2 hours later, with a very ill animal in back that needed emergency
surgery, the same happened again on way to office an hour away. Will lights were
blinking on and off , the truck became sluggish and then the steering locked up
and then released , after that I tried to pull over and the brakes failed for
about 15 seconds, then started working and the truck stalled and would not
restart. Thanks to several people, they helped me push the truck off road.
Meanwhile having an assistant rush to come and get me and the dying animal.
After thirty minutes of trying to keep the animal alive: I tried to restart the
truck and it would turn over and would continue trying to crank itself for a
solid minute with out me turning the key. after three attempts, it started and
no lights and ran great: But, with all the loss time, by the time I made it to
the clinic and prepped for surgery the animal died. That 45 minutes of truck
trouble has caused me to lose a clients animal , that I could have saved.
This morning, the truck started with no problem. Then
at clinic, I go out to start and it did the continual starting sound for about
45 seconds and then it started, but, when drove down the road, between first and
second gear a loud boom and jerk and the gauges went haywire and the stereo went
to full blast and the brakes quit. This is obvious a very dangerous occurrence
that could be deadly.
After searching all the forums etc, this same exact
problem is happening to many 07 and 08 tahoes
, cadialliac xts
and envoys, But, to no avail: the solutions that seem to be a
multitude of try and see attempts with great costs to the owner that does not
seem to work. I do not want to go thru weeks and weeks of attempts of replacing
this and that in which does not fix the problem. Also, it is troubling that with
hundreds affected, Gm nor the dealers have a solution. This to me is a potential
life threatening defect if steering or brakes fail to work properly, especially
if it happens at higher speeds as it did with me.
Is the Body Modular sensor truly the culprit? Has
anyone really gotten the problem fixed? I want to be able to take it in, but,
want to have the solution or the recommendation for the repair center to follow.
After talking to three service center associates at three different dealers, all
three said they have heard of the problem many times, but have no idea how to
fix it...Really!? If lives are lost due to the dangers this proposes, I am
afraid it will resemble the Toyota Brake fiasco.
How many vehicles does it take with the same exact
problem and dangers before a recall is suggested?
Thank you all and I love Chevrolet, but, this needs to
If anyone has had a successful repair, please let me
know what you had done. thanks all!!