Antilock brake systems have become commonplace in most cars manufactured since the mid-to-late 1990s because they provide superior stopping power over older types of brake. However, it is important to remember that all brake systems can fail and will need periodic repairs, especially as your vehicle and its mechanical and electronic components age.
ABS Light Malfunctions
The ABS light on your dashboard can be triggered by any of a wide variety of problems with your brakes, ranging from serious mechanical problems to simple sensor or fuse issues. Sometimes the ABS light will come on because of a short or problem in the car’s computer that has little or nothing to do with the brake system at all.