Q: ABS light on, 2002 Isuzu Trooper

asked by on

The ABS light is on steadily, not the check engine light. I took my car to a shop and the mechanic took his $6,000 scanner and plugged it in. His scanner listed every car that you can imagine, EXCEPT MINE!!! Now, how does this happen, what type of scanner does my car require? Let me say, I bought this car in Puerto Rico and it was shipped straight from Japan. The vin number is JACDS58X627J00302, WTF? What should I do? How can such an expensive device (I saw it) not include my vehicle? Should I try a different shop?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Most professional digital scanners are made with software that allows use for the country of origin of a vehicle as to where it’s registered. Puerto Rico vehicle’s can be tricky to download the data, but it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s a simple software update that the digital scanner has to undergo in order for the scanner to communicate with the ECU. However, it is possible that there is something going on beyond the ’language barrier’. In some cases, the ECU itself will have difficulty connecting with any device. In regards to the ABS light, it’s likely that you have either a damaged ABS sensor, or the control module is the root source of this problem. The module is the more likely source of the problem. If you live in one of our service areas, why not let the shop come to you? We have mobile mechanics that can complete the ABS light inspection at your location. Simply click this link to request an estimate and set up an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. ABS light on, 2002 Isuzu Trooper

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: Car turns on and runs fine when cold but when warms up it randomly turns off

This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...

Q: Sunroof not closing all the way

Hi. Sometimes debris lands inside the track and can cause similar complications. If thats not the case, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can inspect the sunroof system. It can be a switch problem or the sunroof module just needs to...

Q: Vehicle won't start after fuel injector replacement

If the vehicle was running before you changed the fuel injectors, the issue may be with the installation. It is possible that the injectors were not installed properly, the harness connection was not reattached correctly, the injectors not seated in...

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.