Q: After a flat tire I changed to my spare and while driving home both the abs and brake light came on

asked by on

After changing a flat on my right front tire I put my spare on, while driving it home my abs and brake light came on. Is this something I can fix on my own?

My car has 93000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. This is typically due to the spare tire being installed and the brake system sensors not aligned due to the different size wheel and tire combo. I’d recommend getting the tire replaced or repaired, correctly installed and having a professional mechanic reset the codes to see if this clears up issues. If the lights come back, it’s possible that something was damaged when the tire went flat and needs to be repaired or replaced.

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. After a flat tire I changed to my spare and while driving home both the abs and brake light came on

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: My car will not shift out of drive and into park - 1999 Hyundai Sonata

Hi. This sounds like the ignition switch has a problem and is not allowing the car to go into park. If the ignition switch is not sending the signal to the neutral safety switch that the key is in the...

Q: Inconsistent RPM. It is too high majority of the time

Hi there. If a high idle is the concern a sticking idle air control valve or a vacuum leak could be the problem. Has anyone attempted an idle adjustment? If so, reset it back to the factory position. Listen around...

Q: Q: How do I adjust the fan speed?

The speed of the cabin fan can be adjusted to your liking. To adjust the fan speed, rotate the Fan Speed Control knob. Turn this knob clockwise to increase the speed of the fan, or turn it counterclockwise to decrease...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...