2008 Cadillac CTS Owner's Manual - Page 204

2008 Cadillac CTS Manual

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StabiliTrak® Competitive Mode This message displays when the Competitive Driving mode is selected. When in this mode, the Traction Control System (TCS) will not be operating and the TCS warning light will turn on. Adjust your driving accordingly. See "Competitive Driving Mode" under Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-6 for more information. There are several conditions that can cause this message to appear. • One condition is overheating, which could occur if StabiliTrak® activates continuously for an extended period of time. • The message also displays if the brake system warning light is on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-37. StabiliTrak Not Ready This message may display after first driving the vehicle and exceeding 19 mph (30 km/h) for 30 seconds. The StabiliTrak® system is not functional until the message has turned off. See StabiliTrak® System on page 4-8 for more information. ® • The message could display if the stability system takes longer than usual to complete its diagnostic checks due to driving conditions. • The message displays if an engine or vehicle related problem has been detected and the vehicle needs service. See your dealer/retailer. The message turns off as soon as the conditions that caused the message to be displayed are no longer present. StabiliTrak® Off This message displays when you turn off StabiliTrak®, or when the stability control has been automatically disabled. To limit wheel spin and realize the full benefits of the stability enhancement system, you should normally leave StabiliTrak® on. However, you should turn StabiliTrak® off if your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow and you want to rock your vehicle to attempt to free it, or if you are driving in extreme off-road conditions and require more wheel spin. See If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow on page 4-21. To turn the StabiliTrak® system on or off, see StabiliTrak® System on page 4-8. 3-66 Start Aborted By Theft Deterrent This message displays if there is a communication problem between the keyless access system and the vehicle. The vehicle cannot be started when this message displays. See your dealer/retailer for service.




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2008 Cadillac CTS Manual