GMC Terrain: StabiliTrak® System - Ride Control Systems - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: StabiliTrak® System

The vehicle has a vehicle stability enhancement system called StabiliTrak. It is an advanced computer controlled system that assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions.

StabiliTrak activates when the computer senses a difference between the intended path and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling. StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure to the vehicle's brakes to help steer the vehicle in the intended direction.

StabiliTrak is on automatically whenever the vehicle is started. To assist with directional control of the vehicle, the system should always be left on. Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is also on automatically when the vehicle is started. See Trailer Sway Control (TSC) on page 9‑63 for more information.

When the stability control system activates, the Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak

When the stability control system activates, the Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak light will flash on the instrument panel. This also occurs when traction control or TSC is activated. A noise may be heard or vibration may be felt in the brake pedal. This is normal. Continue to steer the vehicle in the intended direction.

If there is a problem detected with StabiliTrak, SERVICE

STABILITRAK is displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) and Messages on page 5‑30. will stay on. See Ride Control System Messages on page 5‑30.

When this message is displayed and/or is safe to drive but the system is not operational. Driving should be adjusted accordingly. comes on and stays on, the vehicle is safe to drive but the system is not operational. Driving should be adjusted accordingly.

If the system by: comes on and stays on, reset the system by:

1. Stopping the vehicle.
2. Turning the engine off and waiting 15 seconds.
3. Starting the engine.

If d still comes on and stays on at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service.

is located on the console.

Both StabiliTrak and Traction Control can be turned off if needed by pressing is located on the console.

Both StabiliTrak and Traction Control can be turned off if needed by pressing and holding and until come on the instrument panel. This and will also disable the TSC feature. When StabiliTrak is turned off, the system will come on the instrument panel. This will also disable the TSC feature. When StabiliTrak is turned off, the system will not assist with directional control of the vehicle or limit wheel spin. Driving should be adjusted accordingly. Press and release If cruise control is being used when StabiliTrak activates, the cruise control again to turn the system back on.

If cruise control is being used when StabiliTrak activates, the cruise control will automatically disengage. Press the cruise control button to reengage when road conditions allow. See Cruise Control on page 9‑38 for more information.

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