Q: Warning lights coming on, but then go off

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The Service Traction Control System and ABS lights are coming on. The brakes also feel squishy, but return to normal, the warning lights go off, and the car drives fine.

Something in your anti-lock braking system is at fault. The fault may be anything from a sensor to a computer. Diagnosis is required with a scan tool to help determine the issue. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you with diagnosis and repair.

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