Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brakes work just fine; ABS light on, speedometer non-responsive; put fuse in, and this corrects the problem and then the fuse blow

asked by on

Brakes work just fine; ABS light on, speedometer non-responsive; put fuse in, and this corrects the problem and then the fuse blows (Typically while on Interstate at higher speeds but not always). Once this happens; ABS lights comes back on; brakes work just fine; speedometer non-responsive. Have you seen this before, and if so what could it be (Ford Freestyle 2007)?

My car has 172425 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. When a fuse blows repetitively the circuit is picking up excessive power from somewhere in the system. These issues can be difficult to trace out, but are typically done with a multi-meter. Due to the number of components that can be attributed to this, the diagnostic process can be lengthy. A wiring diagram will be beneficial for this if attempting to do it at home. Due to the ABS warning light being on, you will want to scan the vehicle for codes. There may be a code saved that will help point you in a direction that will make diagnosis easier. For more help with this type of electrical testing, contact our service department.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Brakes work just fine; ABS light on, speedometer non-responsive; put fuse in, and this corrects the problem and then the fuse blow

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: I have a Ford freestyle first it a has an helicopter noise wish i was made to understand its from the transmission if u put it on

Hi there. The wrench light typically indicates that maintenance or service is due on your Ford Freestyle. However, the "helicopter" sound does raise a few red flags, such as a damaged serpentine or fan belt, or possibly internal engine component...

Q: What Sensors Make the ABS Work?

When we are discussing ABS systems it is good to note the year and make of your vehicle because ABS systems have evolved quite a bit over the years, but you also have to know how the ABS system works....

Q: Are there 2 camshaft positioning sensors to replace on this car

You actually have four camshaft sensors. Two on each head and one for each camshaft. There is likely a deeper issue that should be diagnosed. 1208 is "Constant adjustment of intake camshaft or right cylinder bank in direction retarded."...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...