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Had a message come up wmhile driving home today. Dry roads, no snow or ice. Hit a bump, pothole and the low traction message was displayed. Never seen this before. Also noted at that moment that powef was reduced significantly. All was good after that short duration event. Called OnStar to do a systems check and all was OK
Anyone ever expierence this?
 

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Used to happen to me a lot on one particular stretch of road. The software update for 2011 Volts greatly reduced the problem.
 

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Just the traction control asserting itself IMHO. Maybe a little bit overassertive, LOL, but nothing to worry about IMHO. Hey, at least you know it works! When the wheel bounces it breaks traction and spins a little bit. The TC senses the wheel spin and goes to work. Just my inexpert diagnosis, FWIW.
 

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Yes many cars will have the traction control or cruise control be affected by a "good" pothole. So the VOLT was doing what its systems were designed for, the pothole was enough to allow a "slip" in rotation which caused the traction control to be activated. You may also have the cruise control disengage when hitting a "real" pothole as well. This is not a fault or unique to the VOLT but happens on many cars with these interactive systems today.
 
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