The Chevy Vega was conceived in 1968 as a simple, low-cost transportation vehicle to utilize the newly-developed all-aluminum die-cast engine block technology.
The first sand cast aluminum blocks were actually produced a full two years prior to the corporate decision to build the Vega.
Vega sales in 1975 fell to half the previous year, resulting from early model issues mainly involving the car's 140 CID engine while the Vega-derived Monza and smaller Chevette provided alternatives.
By 1976, the Vega had received five years of improvements (300 new part numbers in ’76 alone).
A relatively large displacement engine with good low speed torque was chosen.
Economy would be achieved through the use of low numerical gear ratios, which would keep engine rpm low.
Throughout the years, we have successfully resolved numerous claims involving the Stabili Trak system where clients have received repurchases, new vehicles or significant monetary compensation. If your Stabili Trak problems result in repetitive trips to the shop, it is very important that you speak to a Lemon Law Attorney who can steer you toward recovery.
If your Stabili Trak light comes on, you must get your vehicle back to a General Motors authorized dealer as soon as possible and even if they claim they cannot duplicate the problem, you want to make sure you receive a repair invoice confirming the appointment.
While General Motors has been making phenomenal strides with many of their vehicles, we consistently see one problem plaguing the GM line, affecting a number of models such as the Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra, GMC Savannah, GMC Canyon, Buck Enclave, Cadillac Escalade, and Cadillac SRX.
The Stabili Track problem stems from the Stabili Trak electronic stability control system.
At first, the dealer said they could not duplicate the Stabili Trak problems, but after much persistence, they agreed the steering angle sensor was defective and it has been replaced.