Car Problem Reports
GMC Safari ABS Light Due to Brake System Control Unit Failure
GMC Safari Problem
Average Mileage: 116,918 mi (29,000 mi - 204,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 GMC Safari, 176,000 mi
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, 2002 GMC Safari, 76,500 mi
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, 2004 GMC Safari, 110,000 mi
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.
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
haven't fixed it yet...ABS module must be replaced/rebuilt...$$$
Visitor, 2002 GMC Safari, 117,500 mi
Both brake and abs warning lights came on intermittantly. Brake ABS unit was replaced.
Visitor, 2005 GMC Safari, 50,000 mi
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, 2000 GMC Safari, 178,000 mi
Light comes on intermittly when I hit a bump or just starting the engine and occassionally never comes on.
Visitor, 2000 GMC Safari, 55,000 mi
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.
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.