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2000 Nissan Xterra Question: ABS light

 

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railroadrobin, 3.3L V6, Mcdonough, GA, June 27, 2011, 07:59
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My wife started and left home and noticed the ABS light was on, what should I have her check first. I told her to make sure there was brake fluid in the reservoir, if that is good where should I look next?

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    Superbob June 27, 2011, 09:01
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    The ABS light indicates that the computer has detected a malfunction in the ABS system and has diagnostic codes and data stored which would be essential in diagnosing the problem.
    A technician with a scanner can access the diagnostic codes and data and then be able to give you a diagnosis.
    It may not be a matter of low brake fluid. Get it checked by a Nissan specialist ASAP, brakes are a safety issue.
    FYI, when the warning light's on, the ABS system is inoperative, though the conventional brake system may still be functional.
    If you want to find a Nissan specialist, here's our directory link for you:
    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=30253&car_bra...

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