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The ABS and Brake warning lights are both lit. The owners manual says take it to the dealer immediately but does not say what is wrong. Do you know?

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Most likely the ABS computer failed. You can still drive the car but the skid control will not work. It will be just like an older car without antilock brakes. can rebuild these so go to the site and put in your vehicle and you will get a price and instructions on how to ship it. You can still drive the truck if you opt to go this route.

Best bet is to have it diagnosed and if they recommend a computer then you can decide if you will save by doing it yourself.

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Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow us to assist you.

We are sorry that you are experiencing frustration with your RAV/4, with your ABS light issue.

In reality, there is no "main" cause for the ABS light to illuminate. In fact, there are about 30-40 possibilities.

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Hope the information is useful ... be extremely careful and attend to this warning immediately if it is still on with your handbrake off and brake fluid top up!

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