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The ABS and brake lights are on.

The ABS light and brake lights indicate that there are faults stored in the Electronic Brake Control Module or EBCM. These faults need to be read out to determine the issues in the ABS system. Now it could be something as simple as low brake fluid level or a faulty wheel speed sensor to something as serious as a hydraulic unit failure. In either case the ABS function may be deactived, meaning you only have conventional brake function and no anti-lock function so the faults should be read out and corrected. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will be able to interrogate the fault memory and correct the ABS system issue.

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