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Acura ABS Light On Common Problems

Does the ABS light stay on in your ACURA instrument cluster? Learn how to fix the ABS light problem by following the procedures below.

The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is not working properly, and your vehicle may take longer to stop in an emergency. When the Acura ABS light stays on, a fault code gets stored in the ABS module. Use an OBD-II scanner to read the ABS to determine why the light is on.

Symptoms

Common symptoms that you may notice when there is a problem with the Acura ABS:

  • ABS Light Stays ON
  • Wheels may lock and slide when braking.
  • Longer stopping distance
  • VSA – Traction control and stability lights stay ON

Common Causes

Common problems that trigger the ABS light to stay on:

  • Defective clock spring
  • Bad wheel speed sensor
  • Failed ABS module
  • Inoperable brake light switch
  • Damaged wire harness

How to Reset Acura ABS Light

To reset the ABS light on an Acura, you must first read the codes with an ABS scanner. This will help you find what is wrong and know which one you need to replace in case of a faulty ABS wheel speed sensor. Once you replace the faulty sensor, you can use a Full System Scanner All System OBD2 Scanner to reset the ABS light.

Procedure

  1. Park your ACURA in a safe area where you can work safely.parking acura on a safe surface park
  2. Locate the diagnostic port under the dashboard.obd2 port location obd2 port
  3. Plug the OBD-II scanner into the OBD2 port of your ACURA.connect obd2 scanner on acura
  4. Turn on the ignition. All ACURA dashboard lights should turn on but do not start the engine.turn on ignition acura
  5. If the ACURA has START/STOP button, press it twice without pressing on the brake pedal. start ignition acura
  6. Allow the OBD-2 scanner to connect to the vehicle. This may take a few seconds.diagnose acura using obd2 scanner scanner on
  7. Select ACURA from the menu. Next, select the Anti-lock Brake System menu.read fault code acura abs menu
  8. Using an OBD-II Scanner to read the ABS, read codes from the ABS module.
  9. Write down the codes—research what they mean, and fix the problem. Once you fix the problem discovered in the previous step, return to the ABS menu and select Clear codes. clear abs light

The problem has not been fixed if you cannot clear the codes. If you do not get a code, you may use an OBD-II scanner that can not read ABS fault codes on Acura.

We hope you found this guide on resetting the ABS light helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Acura vehicle.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My 2005 Acura TL ABS light just came on, but my car is turned off and am going inside to my job. Can I safely check the code tomorrow?