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C0561 – traction control

Fix code C0561 traction control trouble code

GM has issued a service bulletin (PIC5074B) to address a C0561 trouble code on the following vehicles:

2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2008-2009 Pontiac G6
2008-2009 Saturn Aura

GM advises to check for all other codes that may be stored and address those first. GM has discovered that the most common cause of the C0561 code is a faulty traction control switch assembly. However, before replacing the switch, GM suggests checking the body control module to make sure it’s activating the traction control on and off like it should.

Be aware that the system depends on ABS and traction control systems rely on digital data and any short or malfunction in other modules can interrupt or corrupt the data lines.


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