Q: ABS, traction control and 4wd lights come on, brakes dragging? 2008 Jeep Patriot

asked by on

When I start my car my abs traction control and 4wd light comes on the 4wd light flashes and when I start to drive the brakes will lock on slitly and off and on then 4wd will go solid and that puts it into front wheel drive ?? And it's when off for a bit then I filled my car up at a different fuel station and light came back on. Could it be the fuel ??
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello - mostly likely, a malfunctioning wheel speed sensor or other ABS sensor is causing these symptoms. ABS, traction control and auto-engaging 4WD are integrated systems, and share sensors. A malfunction in one system can bleed over to the other systems. I would recommend an ABS system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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, traction control and 4wd lights come on, brakes dragging? 2008 Jeep Patriot

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: Dash lights on, now the car won't start at all

Since so many systems are transmitting problems, check the battery connections. A simple check, but sometimes a faulty connection can cause all kinds of problems. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle and pull all of...

Q: Q: Transmission does not shift properly

This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...

Q: 2008 mbenz 300 4matic blower motor cover slides up and down repeatedly for 15min or more after shutting engine off and removing ke

Hi Vicki. Thanks for contacting us today. I think this is an example where a Mercedes-Benz specialist is better served to recommend the right repair, as this should be inspected personally by the mechanic to recommend the right repair. I...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...