I feel like you took the words right out of my mouth!! We have had the exact same problems you have had and received ZERO assistance from GM!!! When we initially bought this car with around 32K miles on it, I had it into our dealership on a few different occasions for the "service stabilitrak" and "check engine" light. Each time we brought it in, they assured us it was taken care of, only to have the same thing happen a few days later. Eventually, the dealer just told me that it is a sensor issue and that it will not cause any damage to continue driving it. So, over the past several years we just lived with the occasional light issue.crewfan20 said:I own a 2008 AWD Outlook with 98,000 miles on it. I have had the transmission replaced a year and a half ago at 63,000 and just recently 4 months ago had the transmission rebuilt. Luckily, I am still under my powertrain warranty.
2 1/2 weeks ago in the middle of the week, my Servce traction control and stabilitrak messages started coming on and off while driving. It would turn off the traction control and then turn it back on. This happened over and over again. I also starting noticing engine noise while I was turning left. It was loud enough to hear over the radio. My change engine oil soon light also came on. My check engine light did not come on right away but it did a few days later. I was planning on calling the chevy dealership on Monday when they opened to get it in, but before I could I ran into other issues on Sunday. I was driving and was within a mile to my destination and the low oil pressure message came on and said to shut off my engine. The message disappeared as fast as it appeared. I continued on to my destination with no further problems. After the event was over, I started to leave but I could not get my car out of park. The car would start but it wouldn't release. I called aaa and they sent a flatbed towtruck. The guy thankfully was able to get it out of park. I didn't know otherwise how he was going to get it on the flatbed. I had him tow it to the chevy dealer. They told me the next day, Monday, that my car showed no oil on the dipstick which baffled me since he told me I don't have a leak. He told me my car used the oil which I didn't think happened unless there was a problem. I never had any indicator to add oil. I was told the issue with the traction control was that it needed and ungrade. They did the computer upgrade and cleared the codes and an oil change and said everything was fine.
Exactly a week later, this past Monday,my check engine light came on with no other messages. Tuesday it was gone, but it returned the Wednesday. I took it in on Thursday. I found out today that the timing chain is stretched and needs replaced. It is covered by the powertrain warranty and was able to get a rental car. I was told it was a couple of days job.
Is seems like they missed this the first time I took it in and discounted some of what I told them.
I have another issue that they don't seem concerned about but is bothering me. Ever since I got back my car after the transmission was rebuilt the antilock brakes kick in when I come off the freeway where there is a big curved ramp or enter on a big curved ramp. It obviously only happens when I have to brake which is everytime I use these ramps. These ramps I use to get to work and to go home from work. I have been driving these ramps for 16 years and the last 4 1/2 with the car and have never had this issue before. Does anybody have any idea what it would be. I am worried that there is a problem that could be dangerous as well as cost me lots of money as I am almost out of my powertrain warranty and extended warranty.
Sorry about the long post.