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GMC Safari ABS Light Due to Brake System Control Unit Failure

 
GMC Safari Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 120,358 mi (29,000 mi - 204,000 mi)

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

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    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

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  •  Rookie

    haven't fixed it yet...ABS module must be replaced/rebuilt...$$$

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  • Visitor, , 117,500 mi

    Both brake and abs warning lights came on intermittantly. Brake ABS unit was replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 178,000 mi

    Light comes on intermittly when I hit a bump or just starting the engine and occassionally never comes on.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 29,000 mi

    abs light stays on

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