Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Warning Light


The Anti-Lock Braking System or Anti-Skid Braking System (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. It is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking which were practiced by skillful drivers with previous generation braking systems. It does this at a much faster rate and with better control than a driver could manage.

Possible causes

The ABS warning light is set when there is a mechanical or electronic problem with the ABS System. The most common problem that may trigger the "Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Warning Light" are:
  • Dirty ABS Speed Sensor
  • Faulty or damage ABS Speed Sensor (most vehicles have a sensor at each wheel)
  • Low brake fluid level

Related Information

Common Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) and Anti-Lock/Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) Codes

  • C1241 TOYOTA 80,464 Views
    Low Battery Positive Voltage
  • C1130 NISSAN 72,417 Views
    Engine Signal 1
  • C0035 CHEVROLET 61,593 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor
  • C0040 CHEVROLET 54,880 Views
    Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor
  • C1155 FORD 43,469 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Input Circuit Failure
  • C1143 NISSAN 42,582 Views
    Steering Angle Sensor Circuit
  • C0210 TOYOTA 41,159 Views
    Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C0200 TOYOTA 41,110 Views
    Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C0045 CHEVROLET 40,365 Views
    Left Rear Wheel Speed Sensor
  • C0215 TOYOTA 39,153 Views
    Left Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C1233 FORD 37,008 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal Missing
  • C0205 TOYOTA 36,751 Views
    Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Malfunction
  • C0278 TOYOTA 36,032 Views
    Open or Short Circuit in ABS Solenoid Relay Circuit
  • C0050 CHEVROLET 35,333 Views
    Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor
  • C0055 CHEVROLET 34,728 Views
    Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Circuit
  • C1170 33,167 Views
    PRNDL Switch Circuit Failure
  • C1201 32,811 Views
    Engine Control System Malfunction
  • C1249 TOYOTA 31,975 Views
    Open in Stop Light Switch Circuit
  • C0237 CHEVROLET 29,983 Views
    Erratic Rear Speed Signal
  • C1234 29,766 Views
    Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal Missing

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