ABS Light Due to Brake System Control Unit Failure on Chevrolet S10

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 123,005 (19,500–247,000)
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
118 people reported this problem
68 people shared problem details
2000 Chevrolet S10126,000
Abs light and brake light stay on
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1999 Chevrolet S1072,000
The ABS light comes on and the abs kick in even when I don't need it making it hard to stop quickly at low speeds.
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2001 Chevrolet S1060,000
ABS and Brake light come on at intermittent times after I start driving my 2001, 2WD S10. Dealer charged me $50 to check and said a relay in the ABS system was bad. They wanted $1300 to fix it. This problem started around 2004. About six months ago I came across this problem on something I read, and found out it is a COMMON problem with this brake system. Still no recalls. Worst, if you pay the $1300 for the same relay, how long is it going to last?
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1994 Chevrolet S10176,000
abs warning light on
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1994 Chevrolet S10123,000
ABS system started to come on when easily braking. Then, it finally stopped and the ABS light came on. ABS system no longer works.
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1997 Chevrolet S1099,560
The ABS system engages at low speed when normal brake pressure is applied. The brakes are then rendered useless.
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Turned out that the problem was a shorting ABS sensor in the right front wheel hub. Designed so that you cannot replace just the sensor. I had to replace the entire wheel hub. Problem is fixable, but you should redo the brakes at the same time.
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1995 Chevrolet S10105,000
abs light on - can't find anyone who can read code - not yet repaired
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2000 Chevrolet S10138,467
Abs brake control module went out at 138,467.
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abs makes nise and the pedle pulls back and braken tinen
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1998 Chevrolet S10140,000
Abs light stays on.
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1995 Chevrolet S10136,000
light stays on
2004 Chevrolet S10126,000
ABS came on with light braking and eventually just stayed on and I currently have no ABS
2000 Chevrolet S10147,540
2001 Chevrolet S1063,000
abs light and brake light come on part of the time and stay off part of the time
1997 Chevrolet S10146,000
anti brake light on, wont turn off even after code erased.
The problem is not fixed. The light is off when I start the vehicle and as soon as I step on the brake pedal the light will illuminate and stay on for the duration of the drive. No problems with the brakes as far as stopping. I would like to know what to check and how to check it.
2001 Chevrolet S10152,000
Bought S10 used, ABS and parking brake light Was on when I bought it. I replaced parking brake mechanism, the light is intermittent now. The ABS is alwas on. I cleaned the rear brakes and for awhile light was intermittent. Now its on all the time.
Several things can cause this to occur. Failure of your EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module-expensive part), Failure of your BPMV (Brake Pressure Modulating Valve), Failure of the BPPV (Brake Pressure Proportioning Valve-which regulates equal pressure of Front & Rear Brakes simultaneously) or simply a Bad 60 amp fuse.
1997 Chevrolet S10175,000
It seems as though the anti lock system is activated lots of roll stops, and the cruise will not work,
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