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This can be an intermittent fault within the control unit.There is a bulletin out on tis concern that says to have the computer reprogrammed to correct this fault.A dealer will have to do this if they have not already.The charge for this is usually about an hour.
You can continue to drive the vehicle like this with no harm being done but when you get a chance I would have the computer reprogrammed to see if it corrects this failure,most likely it will.Here is the bulletin info on this concern.
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Bulletin No.: 08-05-25-005
Date: October 01, 2008
Intermittent StabiliTrak(R) Indicator Light Blinking, StabiliTrak(R) Active Message Displayed, DTC C0196 Set (Reprogram Electronic Brake Control
2006-2007 Buick Rainier
2006-2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Models
2006-2009 GMC Envoy Models
2006-2009 Saab 97X
2006-2009 Isuzu Ascender Models
This bulletin provides information on two different conditions.
Condition # XXXXX
Some customers may comment on a Service StabiliTrak(R) indicator light along with a Service StabiliTrak(R) message displayed in the DIC.
Upon investigation, the technician may find DTC C0196 set in history.
Some customers may comment on a blinking StabiliTrak(R) indicator light along with a StabiliTrak Active message displayed in the DIC during
normal driving conditions. No DTCs will be found with this concern.
This condition may be caused by a software anomaly within the electronic brake control module (EBCM) that allowed the yaw offset to be falsely
From the controller list, select "VSES Vehicle Stability Enhancement System Control Module".
If routine diagnosis using SI does not reveal any obvious cause, reprogram the EBCM using SPS with the latest software available on TIS2WEB.
Refer to the Service Programming System (SPS) procedures in SI. As always, make sure your Tech 2(R) is updated with the latest software