Question about 2002 Nissan Maxima
Hi! I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima SE, which has been driving fine. However, recently, while I was driving on the highway, the ABS suddenly comes on, and the vehicle automatically slowed down and stopped. It took me a couple rounds of shut-down and re-ignite before the light goes away and vehicle becomes drivable again. Please help! I certainly don't want such things to happen when a big truck is behind me! Horrible!
Thanks for using FixYa. To start with check the Speed Sensor on the front and rear. Usually the issue is with the rear speed sensor which can be replaced easily and will cost you around $25-$40. There is a sensor at the top of the rear differential for the ABS system. When the ABS sensor on the diff goes bad the Speedo no longer will work, the odometer stops recording mileage and both brake and ABS light comes on. You also loose O/D or "Lock-up" in the torque converter. The sensor is inexpensive and can be changed in about 30 mins. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
Posted on May 15, 2010
Check the brake fluid level in addition to the sensors. Often the reservoir is translucent and you can see the level without taking the cap off. If the fluid is low, only top up with brake fluid. Then check all four wheels for any sign of leakage. The best thing to do is have the ABS computer scanned with a scan tool and it will give you an error code. Write the code down and look in the back of a Haynes repair manual and it will pinpoint the exact location of your problem. This will save you time and money. Click on the link to read more on this issue:
Posted on May 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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