If the ABS light stays on in your ACURA it means that the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is not working properly and your vehicle may take longer to stop in an emergency situation.
When your Acura ABS light stays on, a fault code gets stored in the ABS module. You can use an OBD-II scanner that can read the ABS system to find out why the light is on.
Common symptoms that you may notice when there is a problem with Acura ABS system:
- ABS Light Stays ON
- Wheels may lock and slide when braking
- Longer stopping distance
- VSA - Traction control and stability lights stay ON
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 diagnose Acura ABS light
What you will need
- Park your ACURA in a safe area where you can work safely.
- Locate diagnostic port under the dashboard.
- Plug OBD-II scanner into the OBD2 port of your ACURA
- Turn on the ignition. All ACURA dashboard lights should turn on but do not start the engine.
- If your ACURA has START/STOP button, press it twice without pressing on the brake pedal.
- Allow your OBD-2 scanner to connect to the vehicle. This may take a few seconds.
- Select ACURA from the menu. Next, select the Anti-lock Brake System menu.
- Using an OBD-II Scanner that can read ABS system, read codes from the ABS module.
- Write down the codes. Research what they mean and fix the problem. Once you fix the problem that was discovered in the previous step come back to the ABS menu and select Clear codes.
If you are not able to clear the codes it is because the problem has not been fixed yet.
If you do not get a code at all, you may be using an OBD-II scanner that can not read ABS fault codes on Acura.