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2009 Dodge Caliber - The ABS & Brake Light came on as well as the feeling/sensation of the brake being applied very hard for a split second.

I have a 2009 Dodge Caliber with just over 83K miles. Last night while driving my son back to college, the ABS & Brake Light came on as well as the feeling/sensation of the brake being applied very hard for a split second. After the event, the Brake Light went out first and then the ABS. This is the first time that this has happened and it happened three times on this trip and did not seem to happen again the rest of the journey. My concern with this is not so much the warning lights, but the quick/hard application of the brake for that split second. If in snow, ice or heavy rain (especially on a turn), this could be very dangerous. Do you know what might be the issue?

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Take it to an accredited brake specialist shop
I suspect that the brake booster is becoming defective and the small application to the pedal causes excessive booster reaction
the abs section only maintains applied brake fluid pressure as set by the position of the pedal
that is to maintain the pressure as the stopping and start movement of a skidding wheel opens and closes a valve to that wheel /s
if you are on ice that sudden hard braking will cause the wheels to lock and immediately the abs cuts in to allow the wheels to turn and then to allow brake action to be reapplied
if the abs is working under brakes you will get a pulsating feeling under your foot as the fluid pressure is alternation between full on and released by the abs valves

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its the ABS motor unit thats faulty and it will need changing

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