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Abs and traction light come on but no problem with brakes

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    My van has the same problem, but there are alot of armchair mechcanics who are guessing what it is to fix. Have yet to fit a real issue to correct the problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I have a 2005 Montana SV6 with the same problem. My ABS & Traction lights come on from time to time and the console reads "Service ABS System" and "Service Traction System" respectively.

    I had one place look at it and they replaced the brake pads & rotors, but the lights still come back on.


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Take your van to a GM repair shop and have them review Bulletin 01-08-45-005E. This exact problem is solved by repairing a connector.

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Try checking the fuses first, then goto all four wheels and check to see if the speed sensors are securely attached wich are usually attached to the inner wheel hubs by a electrical connector. It could be a bad wheel hub. Before that make sure all your brakes and calipers are in good working condition. Good luck.

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