Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: This vehicles rpm is running at 2500 at 70 mph. The 4x4 & ABS light is on. Is it safe to drive it down the interstate ?

asked by on

The transfer case?

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Vehicles are designed to operate with all their systems functioning in certain ways. When warning lights such as "4X4" or "ABS" are lit, there is a fault, or multiple faults in those systems preventing them from operating as they were designed. When an ABS fault is set, your brakes may function normally but the "anti-lock" system may not. It is possible that on slippery surfaces or under hard braking, the wheels can lock up, causing a loss of control. for that reason alone, I could not say the vehicle is "safe to drive."

The 4X4 system does rely on input from the ABS system to determine if any wheel is spinning faster than another. When that happens, the ABS system can apply braking to an individual wheel to reduce spinning and send power to wheels with better traction. The 4X4 and ABS lights being on together, can be related to one component failure.

Have a certified technician look into why the abs light is on and determine if the 4X4 light is related.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. This vehicles rpm is running at 2500 at 70 mph. The 4x4 & ABS light is on. Is it safe to drive it down the interstate ?

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: Engine oil level warning showing up

As for the Oil Pressure Light, the oil pressure is measured by a sensor that is called the oil pressure sending unit. This sensor threads into the engine block and is exposed to oil on the side that is threaded...

Q: Car started fine. Went 2 minutes around the corner to store, turned car off came out 5 minutes later, car wouldn't start. No noise

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with charging system. If the alternator or battery is failing to replenish the charge used while starting and driving, the next time you go to start your car...

Q: Turning off check engine light

Hi There, You will need to plug the OBD-II code reader back in to the vehicle to reset the check engine code following the corrective repair needed. If you need further help with this, please schedule an appointment to have...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...