Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual

Ride Control Systems
Driving and Operating / Ride Control Systems

Traction Control System (TCS)

The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) that limits wheel spin.

On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the system operates if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. On an All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle, the system will operate if it senses that any of the wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.

The system may be heard or felt while it is working, but this is normal.

TCS is on whenever the vehicle is started. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions, the system should always be left on. But, TCS can be turned off if needed.

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. flashes to indicate that the traction

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. control system is active.flashes to indicate that the traction control system is active.

If there is a problem detected with TCS, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL and SERVICE STABILITRAK may be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) and Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. and  comes on and stays on, the vehicle will be on. When this message is displayed and Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. 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.

Notice: Do not repeatedly brake or accelerate heavily when TCS is off. The vehicle's driveline could be damaged.

If Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. 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 Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service. still comes on and stays on at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service.

A chime may also sound when the light comes on steady.

The Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. is located on the console.

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. The TCS off light comes on and TRACTION CONTROL OFF is displayed on the Driver

The TCS off light comes on and TRACTION CONTROL OFF is displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC) to indicate that the traction control system has been turned off.

TCS can be turned off by pressing and rele Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. comes on and the system will not limit. When TCS is turned off, Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. wheel spin. comes on and the system will not limit wheel spin.

Driving should be adjusted accordingly. Press and release Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. When TCS is turned off on AWD vehicles, the system may still make noise. This again to turn the system back on.

When TCS is turned off on AWD vehicles, the system may still make noise. This is normal and necessary with AWD hardware.

It may be necessary to turn the system off if the vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud, or snow and rocking the vehicle is required.

If cruise control is being used when TCS activates, cruise control will automatically disengage. Press the cruise control button to re-engage when road conditions allow.

Adding non-GM accessories can affect the vehicle performance.

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.

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. 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 Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. and/or  comes on and stays on, the vehicle will stay on. When this message is displayed and/or Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. 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 Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. 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 Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service. still comes on and stays on at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph), see your dealer for service.

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. is on the console.

Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. Both StabiliTrak and Traction Control can be turned off if needed by pressing is on the console.

Both StabiliTrak and Traction Control can be turned off if needed by pressing and holding Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. and until Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. come on in the instrument cluster. STABILITRAK and Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. OFF is displayed on the DIC. This will also disable the TSC feature. When StabiliTrak come on in the instrument cluster. STABILITRAK OFF is displayed on the DIC. 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 Chevrolet Equinox: Ride Control Systems. If cruise control is being used when StabiliTrak activates, the cruise control again to turn both systems back on.

If cruise control is being used when StabiliTrak activates, the cruise control will automatically disengage.

Press the cruise control button to re-engage when road conditions allow.


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