ABS Light Fault
Your anti-lock braking system (ABS) is what prevents your car wheels from locking when you are hard braking - giving you full control of the vehicle and preventing skidding.
When braking, your wheel sensors communicate to the engine control unit (ECU) that the wheels may lock and skid. The ECU release the brakes on the wheels so that they do not lock up. This gives you control of the vehicle.
When turning on your ignition, the ABS system completed a self-test. The ABS light will remain on if there is a problem which has been identified with the vehicle's ABS system. If the light remains on, we would recommend booking with a professional as soon as possible. This is an essential safety feature which you may need at some point.
At South Coast Garage, we will diagnose the issue and fix it efficiently. If both the ABS light and the brake system light are on, your vehicle is not safe to drive. This means you have a serious problem with the braking system which should be examined immediately. Give us a call and we can recover your vehicle.
ABS Light Causes
There are many reasons why your ABS light may be on. It is usually that:
- The wheel sensor is damaged
- Brake fluid is too low
- Braking system loss of pressure. This is caused by cracks in the brake fluid reservoir or brake lines.
South Coast Garage
South Coast Garage are a BMW Specialist Garage who are based in Eastbourne, East Sussex. We only use the highest quality BMW parts and up-to-date BMW diagnostic equipment. By choosing us, you will receive the same high quality service as the main dealer but at 40% less of the price.
We are trusted by BMW to update your online service history and by choosing us, your manufacturer's warranty will not be invalidated.
To book in, call us on 01323 884 306.