Traction control warning
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Traction Control Warning

(2005 Chevrolet Cobalt)
My daughters '05 Cobalt keeps displaying a Traction Control Warning on the information center. This has happened 4 times now that I'm aware of. The last time was June 2 , 2010. All episodes have been in the last 3 mos. This latest one caused her to lose control of the vehicle and almost ended up in a 3' deep ditch. When the car is turned off , put in park and restarted , the warning is gone. Anyone else have this problem?
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on June 08, 2010
Yes I own a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan and the traction control light comes on periodically,.... when I am at a stop light and proceed the car shifts to another gear it goes on and the automatic shift are jerky and rough.....It gotta be some sort of recall don't you think?
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Yes I think this should be a RECALL ISSUE. It is a serious safety issue. EVERYBODY who has a COBALT and has experienced this problem should get on board and maybe we can effect a RECALL NOTICE by Chevrolet
on March 10, 2015
I have the same car and it was doing the same thing so i replaced the crankshaft position sensors in it and it's not shifted hard since.
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on June 08, 2010
Yes I own a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan and the traction control light comes on periodically,.... when I am at a stop light and proceed the car shifts to another gear it goes on and the automatic shift are jerky and rough.....It gotta be some sort of recall don't you think?
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Yes I think this should be a RECALL ISSUE. It is a serious safety issue. EVERYBODY who has a COBALT and has experienced this problem should get on board and maybe we can effect a RECALL NOTICE by Chevrolet
on March 10, 2015
I have the same car and it was doing the same thing so i replaced the crankshaft position sensors in it and it's not shifted hard since.
on June 22, 2010
I have an 08. It usually occurs in reverse it acts like its going to die then says Service Traction ...Service ESC. It then jerks through the gears and its scary. Please post if you find a solution.
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Posted 2 responses , one to "Anonymous" 6/17/10 and one to "Anonymous 6/23/10. Please read and respond to GM or CHEVROLET. SGTHULKA , Wilmington , Il.
on July 14, 2015
I'm also having the same problem with my 09Chevy Cobalt LT. When I'm stopped at a light or sometimes backing out of a parking place the serves traction light and the engine light comes on when it bums really hard?
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on September 12, 2016
Tonight I was driving in my 2007 Cobalt (80,000 miles). A sound pinged, the battery warning came on. I have a brand new battery. It went off as I drove so I thought perhaps I had left a light on or something and now all was well. So I went on the freeway where I felt a little loss of power. Then the Service Traction light came on. It was scary. Luckily (miraculously!) I was near the exit where my mechanic is so I made a quick exit. By the time I pulled into the parking space there, I had no power and no steering ability. What if I had not made that quick exit? My car has been recently serviced, oil changed, well cared for. I will find out more in the morning when he opens. But it was truly scary. Thank you, Uber for taking me home!
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on February 23, 2017
This kid had a video on youtube..relating to the t/c power steering and engine power reduced...as far as I can remember I started having problems after the recall on the igniton...I would be driving down the highway n it said engine powere reduced....I couldn't go more than 10mph...I disconnect the battery wait about 10minutes n then the car be fine...for a day or 2....the only answer I found that helped fix the problem was the video from the kid....I did and I don't have engine power reduced instead the t/c comes on 5minutes after I start it..n when I stop at a stop light...once om on the highway it's fine....what he kid did n I did also was I grounded some wire with a bolt from the pcm n grounded...ever since then I don't ha e engine power reduced instead the tc light keeps coming on....I think it's either a sensor or since the battery is in the trunk it might need more ground...
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on January 30, 2018
I have the same issue traction control a bunch of codes pops up I fix them all and still all are pending and when I go from Park to drive it jerks into it very ruff I have check engine light on with traction control on this should be a recal
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on December 07, 2018
I bought my car in July of 2018. It was fine for the first month or so. Than the check engine light came on and it showed a misfire in cylinder 2 i got that fixed by replacing a fuel injector. than a month later the traction control started turning off and the light turned on along with the engine light again. i went and got it scanned and it showed another misfire. My car than said engine power reduced and than lost power driving through the canyon near my home town. to fix that issue i replaced my accelerator pedal sensor which meant buying a brand new gas pedal. Here i am about 3 months later and the car is running fine other than the traction control light coming on.. when the light comes on it turns on my engine light as well. the only thing that the scanner shows is a misfire in cylinder 2 again. I have not had any issues with my power steering i just had the ignition recall fixed on the car. Now my car if it is running for to long the traction control light turns on the engine light turns on and if i sit to long in park with the car idling the car will die on me, if i am backing out of a parking stall and my traction control light is on the car will shift really hard when i take it from reverse to drive and than its fine. if i turn the car off and back on the traction control light goes away but the engine light stays on. has anyone found a way to fix this problem??? please help

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