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ABS,BRAKE and TRAC light on for a while

Have a problem with my sons car. The ABS,BRAKE ,and Trac LIGHT were all on at same time for a while. Got up the next morning and they were all out. Brakes seem fine when stopping though.

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Some times the sensors on the car receive a power serge
this causes them to overreact don't stress if they are not and everything seem fine it was probable a glitch
my sisters Mazda dose the same thing some times

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