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Old 06-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Cool ABS brakes lights

Anyone with answers to this problem please respond. Is it safe to drive when the ABS brake the light is on? Even if you have regular brakes?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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Could be and most likely a wheel sensor bad. You will have to have all the wheel sensors checked.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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the brakes will not likely go out. However the abs system is not functioning at this time. You will have just standard brakes.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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You have brakes just not ABS. As soon as you can have them checked but it is not an emergency.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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You have the same brakes light on or off just no ABS. Put a piece of tape over it then you won't see it. Jim
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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ABS is a great safety item, if the light is on it will not be available. A code reader can tell you what the problem is. You should get it fixed ASAP. You and your family could be at risk.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #7
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I have had the same problem with the ABS light coming on, has not happened in some time, it does come on during start up and goes out, which is the normal operation. My trouble started in cold weather during a trip where we experienced snow and sleet, roads were salted and sanded. A couple of weeks later I took the motorhome out of storage and just took a garden hose and sprayed the area of the sensor, since then no trouble. My thoughts are the sensors were dirty or had something built up on them, or....just a coincidence.

Either way - no trouble since then.
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I drive pretty conservatively when driving the coach. I've never engaged the ABS function, and hope I don't. I still want the ABS to be functioning just in case. Which makes me wonder, has anyone actually engaged the ABS function and if so what the condition was?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #9
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Safe is a relative word. Yes you will have brakes but in an emergency stop you won't have the advantage of ABS. A scanner will tell you what is wrong and if it's intermitant it could just be a dirty wheel sensor.
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Our light was on for quite a few months, could not figure out the problem. None of the usual suspects were the problem. Then one time when Thom had the bed up to do some work on the engine. He heard a hissing right after the RV was turned off. It turned out to be a cover part on the cruise control. We happened to find that part to replace it, it was either that or replace the whole cc since ours was way out of production. Since then no more problems with the light staying on.
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most or many coaches the light stays on for about 5 miles then goes out...jeff
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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What's the deal with ABS on MH's?

I've had ABS on my cars since the 90's and never had any problems....never had to replace a sensor....never had them malfunction because of water, dust, mud, etc. ....never had to hook-up to the diagnostic computer to find the problem.....seems like every MH I drive the ABS trouble light is always flashing on...

WHY?
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I drive pretty conservatively when driving the coach. I've never engaged the ABS function, and hope I don't. I still want the ABS to be functioning just in case. Which makes me wonder, has anyone actually engaged the ABS function and if so what the condition was?
I had a certain motorhome for 8 years and it did not have ABS. Never once came close to locking up the brakes. The motorhome we just purchased does have ABS. A few weeks ago in the rain someone pulled right out in front of us. The ABS did kick in on that one.
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