Troubleshooting Acura ABS Light Problems

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.

When your Acura ABS light stays on, a fault code gets stored in the ABS module. You can use an OBD-II scanner to read the ABS to find out 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 first need to read the codes with an ABS scanner. This will help you find what is wrong, and in case of a faulty ABS wheel speed sensor, you will know which one you need to replace. Once you replace the faulty sensor, you can then use the Acura Honda All System OBD2 Scanner to reset the ABS light. 

Procedure

  1. Park your ACURA in a safe area where you can work safely. 
  2. Locate the diagnostic port under the dashboard. 
  3. Plug the OBD-II scanner into the OBD2 port of your ACURA acura abs diagnostic port
  4. Turn on the ignition. All ACURA dashboard lights should turn on but do not start the engine. 
  5. If your ACURA has START/STOP button, press it twice without pressing on the brake pedal. acura press start to diagnose abs light
  6. Allow your OBD-2 scanner to connect to the vehicle. This may take a few seconds. 
  7. Select ACURA from the menu. Next, select the Anti-lock Brake System menu. 
  8. Using an OBD-II Scanner that can 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, come back to the ABS menu and select Clear codes. 

That's it.

If you cannot 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.

By  YOUCANIC Automotive Experts

Published on: Monday, March 5, 2018.
Updated on: Friday, December 11, 2020

 

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