brake lights stay on/ speedometer not working on 1999 Dodge Durango

recently my brake light and abs lights came on at the same time but the brakes work fine, immediately after that my speedometer stopped working until I reached 30 mph. What could the problem be?

by in Girard, OH on June 17, 2010
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on June 17, 2010
This could be a Speed Sensor issue which can trigger both the ABS and regular Red Brake light. If it is the Vehicle Speed Sensor, then it will effect the Speedometer as well. Do you have a Check Engine Light or Service Engine Soon Light on as well? I would have all the Computer systems checked for codes i.e the Engine, Transmission, the ABS etc. Most likely you will find a Sensor has failed, possibly a Speed Sensor, which is pretty common on these vehicles and it is not too expensive to repair.
COMMENT by on June 18, 2010
no, the check engine light is not on. Thank you so much for the quick response!! Your answer was very helpful.
ANSWER by on August 18, 2010
brakes are new but, both abs/brake lights are on
ANSWER by on March 04, 2013
I JUST HAD SAME PROBLEM ON MY 99 DURANGO REPLACED TRANS SPEED SENSOR AND ONE ON REAR, VERY CHEAP AND EASY 44.00 FOR BOTH SENSORS PEP BOYS TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR , TOOK CARE OF PROBLEM