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ABS Warning Light On and/or Erratic ABS Operation on Cadillac Escalade

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 144,392 (73,456–254,443)
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2006
28 people reported this problem
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every now and them the brake pedal will viberate and i'm not able to stop
ABS light comes on with that bell and the light that states tires are low. It also tells me that the check for stability. This just started!
Brake pedal pushes back at slow speed when attempting to stop delaying brakeing for approx. 2-3 feet.
same problem with my 2002 escalade. ABS system activates when slowing down at very low speeds.
My antilock brakes engage constantly making it hard to stop. Brake feels like it is resisting and pushing back at me
Erratic abs operation
Service engine soon light came on, got it checked and it was the wheel sensor light, the front two wheels
problem has not yet been fixed
From a complete stop, ABS sometimes activates on its own a few seconds after releasing the brake pedal
Second time this has happened first time was just past the 100k warranty. There is a surprise. My brakes actually stopped working each time I applied them. Problem when the car thinks it is smarter than the driver.
2014Feb17 replaced front passenger ABS sensor at apx 161K miles because ABS Light was on. Didn't notice problems immediately, but now in 2016May it happens more and more frequently - ABS activates partially at inappropriate times and causes extended stop distances. It's kicking in and preventing effective stops because I don't figure out that I need to hit the brakes harder until it's too late. When it does kick in, it's not working right - instead of quick rat-a-tat-tat intermittent braking, it seems to be kicking the brakes off and holding them off. I can't tell which wheel(s) fail(s) but I think it's the right front sensor that was replaced in 2014.