I have a 2005 Buick Allure. The traction control keeps coming on whenever I am making a sharp turn, such as pulling into a driveway or backing out of a driveway. This is happening in dry weather conditions.
Country: CanadaMake: BuickModel: AllureYear: 2005
Had the brakes and rotors done. Now its getting worse.
Hello and welcome, do you have any warning lights coming on in the dash?
No. There are no warning lights and when I had the breaks done, they ran a diagnostics and didn't find any errors.
Ok, what you are describing is caused by a irractic wheel speed sensor reading. this can be caused by a bad wheel speed sensor which is part of the hub bearing assembly. but since your problem happens while turning sharp, this almost always a bad wheel sensor wiring harness. in the front of the vehicle, there are two speed sensor harnesses, these harness run along the frame and across the lower control arms then attach the speed sensors in the hub bearings. when you turn the wheel in one direction or another, this causes the wiring to flex and move, over period of time this causes the wires to break and causes high resistances. in short one or both of the front harness will need to be replaced. these harness use a special wire and cannot be repaied with normal wiring. harness are not to expensive, cost 75.00 each. the bad part, you need a high end scan tool that can read data to know which one of the front harnesses is causing the problem
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Thanks very much for your response.
Is it dangerous to drive the car in this condition?
Do you know what the approximate labour costs are to fix this?
What is the typical cost for a scan?
Is it only the dealers that can do the scans?
at this point, its not dangerous to drive, but this will need to repaired n the near future, this can also starting affecting antilock brake system. labor is around $75.00 per harness. and no just about any well know shop can handle as long as they have a high end scan tool that can read data
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