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ABS Brake failure light

My ABS Brake failure light came on and most of the gauges stopped working. I pulled over, turned the car off and then decided to try to make it the few miles to home. When I turned the car back on, everything was OK again and I hadn't had the problem for months. Today it happened again. Shutting off and restarting seemed to fix the problem but I did think I heard a "thump" noise just before the light came on and gauges shut down. What's going on???

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It sounds like your ABS modulator is failing. It will probably need to be replaced. You could also try and flush the brake fluid to see if it will resolve the issue.

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