I got a msg on my dash that read "stabilitrak off", then "check brakes". Took it in & they tell me the master cylinder was leaking brake fluid & it leaked right onto the brake booster (design flaw maybe?) so I had to replace both master cylinder & booster to the tune of $1100! Not too happy with it at all. Definitely won't be purchasing another GM vehicle in the future! Never had any issues with my Honda. Should've stuck with them!
Service brake system message, sometimes Service Stability, red brake light and TRAC OFF message.
These are sometimes the result of low brake fluid, but no obvious leaks are noted. Due to the design of the master cylinder and brake booster, the master cylinder can leak from the rear seal and collect inside the booster, leaving no drops on the ground or obvious signs.
You will need to replace the master cylinder and booster to correct.
Stabilatrak light came on. Took in was told it was just a faulty read and the dealership hit the reset button on the console to have error code erased. Fast forward a few more months and no more warranty. Took to 2 different mechanics (mainly cause the dealership has done me wrong several times) and both said faulty master cylinder. Now I need a new master cylinder and brake booster. Prices range from 675 to 900.
Haven't noticed any apparent leaking on garage floor but after getting transmission problems fixed, which was a dealer flaw, they discovered that my master brake cylinder and brake booster needs to be replaced.
problem with brake booster full of braks fluid from master cylinder leak $1200.00 repair talked to GM found no satisfaction on repairs even service rep said it is a problem he has seen a lot no help from GM. not buying another GM toyota looking better all the time
At such low mileage it is extremely disappointing to have this same problem (at the tune of $1000), which naturally started just after the warranty period expired. I am also experiencing the steering wheel noise problem($1400)and noises from worn out lower control arm bushings($800). My recommendation is either not buy a GM (government motors)vehicle or unload it before the end of the warranty period. You can also get the 2 year extended warranty for about $3500. I will never buy another GM vehicle again.