Q: What does the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Light mean?

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What does the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Light mean?

The ABS Light indicates the performance and/or malfunction of the Anti-lock Brake System. The Anti-lock Brake System helps you keep control of your vehicle when hard braking occurs. To understand the ABS Light.

  1. The ABS Light will illuminate briefly when the vehicle is turned on.

  2. If the ABS Light stays illuminated or begins to flash, have the vehicle serviced immediately.

  3. The brakes will continue to function normally even if the Anti-lock Brake System is malfunctioning.

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