Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Warning Light

Description

The Anti-Lock Braking System or Anti-Skid Braking System (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. It is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking which were practiced by skillful drivers with previous generation braking systems. It does this at a much faster rate and with better control than a driver could manage.

Possible causes

The ABS warning light is set when there is a mechanical or electronic problem with the ABS System. The most common problem that may trigger the "Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Warning Light" are:
  • Dirty ABS Speed Sensor
  • Faulty or damage ABS Speed Sensor (most vehicles have a sensor at each wheel)
  • Low brake fluid level

Common Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) and Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Codes

  • C1241 TOYOTA 136,489 Views
    Low Battery Positive Voltage
  • C1130 NISSAN 110,125 Views
    Engine Signal 1
  • C0035 CHEVROLET 91,445 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor
  • C0040 CHEVROLET 74,401 Views
    Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Circuit
  • C1201 TOYOTA 69,929 Views
    Engine Control System Malfunction
  • C0200 TOYOTA 63,887 Views
    Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C0210 TOYOTA 63,657 Views
    Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C1201 63,648 Views
    Engine Control System Malfunction
  • C0045 CHEVROLET 63,080 Views
    Left Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Circuit
  • C1155 FORD 62,345 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Input Circuit Failure

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