ABS comes on when reversing
brett at cloud9.net
Thu Dec 5 00:47:56 EST 2002
At 7:01 PM -0800 12/4/02, Bennie Walker wrote:
>When I put my car in reverse in any and all conditions I activate
>the ABS system. This happens usually
>when hopping in and backing out of my park space.
It's the ABS unit's self test. All of them do it- many people never
notice it. The ABS unit is just making sure it can actuate the
It is most noticeable when, say, backing up in the dark at night; the
lights dim for a split second. Other times, people happen to go for
the brake pedal right as the unit is doing the self-test and get a
slight surprise(no brakes for a split second.)
Should only be one very brief blip. Anything more is not normal.
Happens with both forward and backward motion- the ABS unit is
looking only for a certain distance.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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