Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: ABS light and brake lights are on all the time

asked by on

The dashboard in the car has been showing the ABS light on along with the brake lights. These warnings are on all the time. I had checked the hydraulic fluid and it is at an appropriate level. I had the brake pads replaced. Everything is fine and there are no other issues. Why are these lights still illuminated? Is there any way to turn them off?

This indicates there is a problem in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). In this system, the VSA modulator control unit monitors wheel speed via sensors. If from the sensor signals the module determines wheel lockup is about to take place, it will regulate fluid pressure to pulse the brakes and prevent wheel lock up. The illuminated brake and ABS lights could indicate anything from a failed wheel speed sensor to a faulty control module. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, properly diagnose your illuminated ABS Light and repair your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. ABS light and brake lights are on all the time

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Radio instrument cluster and running lights not working

Hello, thank you for writing in. The headlight dimmer switch is another component is which all of your troublesome components are ran through. You use it to control the brightness of the radio, instrument cluster, and lights. Check this for...

Q: Dash blows fuses

Hello. When this happens it means that there is a short in the circuits that go to your dash lights. It could be in the dash board itself, the wiring going to the dash board, or the bulbs that light...

Q: What Does Transmission Fluid Do?

Modern automatic transmission fluid (ATF) typically contains a wide variety of chemical compounds intended to provide the required properties of a particular ATF specification depending on the manufacturer. Most ATFs contain some combination of additives that are required for there...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.