GMC Safari Problem Report
GMC Safari ABS Light Due to Brake System Control Unit Failure
After driving for either 1 mile or sometimes 18 miles the ABS and Brake light come on at the same time. Sometimes when I stop and turn off engine and re start the light stays off for awhile but usually comes back on. - Visitor
brake and abs light comes on while im driving, i pull over turn off engine re-start and goes away, but lately is very often and it does not go away - Visitor
brake light & ABS light come on & stay when engine is started was told I need a new anti lock brake control module cost $900.00 for part + labor - guitarman48
2004 gmc safari all wheel drive-ABS LIGHT STAYS ON ALL OF THE TIME. BRAKES GO TO THE FLOOR ON OCCATION. I AM WONDERING IF THEY WILL GO OUT COMPLETELY. DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE SHOP ON SEVERAL OCCATIONS AND IT HAS NOT HELPED. - Visitor
haven't fixed it yet...ABS module must be replaced/rebuilt...$$$ - tankerjohn
Both brake and abs warning lights came on intermittantly. Brake ABS unit was replaced. - Visitor
Light comes on intermittly when I hit a bump or just starting the engine and occassionally never comes on. - Visitor
I CHANGE THE MODULE CLEAN FRONT ROTORS VERY NEAT, DISCONECT THE SENSOR CLEAN IT UP THEN BACK TOGETHER DISCONECT THE BATTERY USE MY SCANNER RESET EVERYTHING AND STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM - Visitor
ABS went out after only a few thousand miles but unfortunately after the warranty had expired. Repair shop wanted $1500 to repair it. I've been waiting for a recall on this as I've heard it's a common problem with Safari and Astro vans. Also I've driven without ABS for about 30 years.A few more won't make any difference - Visitor
My problem is the same one that is described in the original problem report. The only exception is that the problem manifested itself soon after the vehicle's warranty ran out. This happened around 55000 miles. - Visitor
ABS system does not engage when braking firm & hard (basically you have regular non-ABS brakes. ABS & Parking Brake indicators on dash board remain lit after engine start. When going for State Safety Inspection, make sure the indicators are off. Can't afford a $900 fix on a 14 year old van. - patrick22152
abs light stays on - Visitor
abs and brake light intermittently come on almost acts temperature related. problem started last fall,lights would come on occasionally 8 to 10 miles into commute.This winter unseasonably cold, many single digit and teen days,no abs/brake light prob. Now 45 plus weather and abs/brake lights back - Visitor
brake makes noise don't stop and pushes up on the brake pedal but not every time. Not fixed need help to fix. - Visitor
have the same problem abs lite is on - Visitor
light comes on for awhile then next tine car starts it is gone. Happened two times over time of 3 months. - Visitor
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