The Cadillac Service Stability system is a crucial part, designed to enhance its handling and stability on the road.
Unfortunately, at times a component connected to the stability can fail, causing a “Service stability system” fault message to appear on your dashboard.
In this article, I am going to explain to you what causes the “Service stability system” to come up on your Cadillac and what you can do to fix the problem. Let’s get to it.
Cadillac Service Stability System Explained
Before I talk about what causes the Service stability system to come up, I want to first explain what it does.
The Cadillac Service Stability System is designed to help you maintain control of your car when driving on slippery surfaces such as ice or snow.
It uses sensors like wheel speed, steering wheel sensors, and more that detect how much traction your tires have and adjusts the engine power accordingly.
The main purpose of this system on your Cadillac is to ensure the vehicle doesn’t lose control or traction.
What Does Service Stability System Mean on a Cadillac
Now, that you know what the system is, and how it works, let’s look at what it means when a “Service Stability System”.
Simply put, the service stability system on a Cadillac means the vehicle’s computer has detected an issue with the stability system and needs to be serviced usually caused by sensors or other stability components.
What Causes Cadillac’s “Service Stability System” Warning?
There are a number of things that can cause the service stability system warning to appear on your Cadillac. But from my experience of fixing Cadillacs with a similar issue, here are the common causes:
1. Bad Wheel Hub Bearings
The wheel hub bearings are what allow your wheels to turn. Without them, your car would be inoperable!
They are very important components that need to be regularly inspected and replaced if they begin to fail.
If the wheel hub bearings on one or more of your Cadillac’s wheels are worn out or broken this could cause issues with the stability system causing it to trigger a code.
2. Bad Wheel Speed Sensors
Another common cause of a “service stability system” on a Cadillac is bad wheel speed sensors.
These sensors monitor the rotation of your wheels and send this information to the computer so that it can adjust the airbags and stability control system as needed.
If one or more of these sensors are damaged or have failed this could trigger a “service stability system” warning on your Cadillac.
3. Low Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is required to help your brakes work properly and if it gets too low this can cause issues with the braking system which is part of your Cadillac’s stability system.
If you have low brake fluid this can cause your brakes to feel soft or spongy, which could be mistaken for a problem with the stability control system.
4 Bad Wheel Alignment
Another possible thing that I would check is your wheel alignment.
If the car is out of alignment, this can cause you to feel like the vehicle is pulling in one direction and can cause your Cadillac’s stability system to think that you are losing traction.
How to Reset the “Service Stability System” on a Cadillac
Now, that I have explained the main causes, let’s look at what you can do to fix and reset the fault message.
The first thing you should do is check the wheel hub bearings for wear or damage, should you see any signs of damage have them replaced and the problem should be fixed.
If the Hub bearings are not the cause, then wheel speed sensors may be the issue. If this is the case, you will need to replace them.
The wheel speed sensors are located on each wheel and can be easily identified by their black color and round shape. Once replaced, your Cadillac should be back in good working order again!
I also recommend that you get an alignment done as soon as possible, especially if the wheel speed sensors have been replaced. The alignment will make sure that your car is driving straight and true again.
I hope this article has shed a light on what causes the “service stability system” on your Cadillac. Please feel free to shoot me a message if you have any further questions.