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Thread: 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe traction control/ABS

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    Richard
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    Default 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe traction control/ABS

    I have been having an ongoing problem with the TCS/ABS on my 2002
    SantaFe. First the dash warning lights would not go out. The local
    Hyundai dealer replaced a sensor. When the lights came back on a few
    months later the dealer said I had a broken tone ring and replaced the
    part. Well for the last 2 weeks the TCS/ABS warning lights have been
    off. Tonight I had to drive home in freezing rain. The roads were glare
    ice and guess what? The ABS did not work. I pressed on the brake and the
    car began to slide. I pressed harder expecting the ABS to modulate the
    brakes and the car continued to slide because the brakes had locked. The
    was no ABS modulation. So tomorrow I will call the dealer and ask them
    to take another stab at fixing the ABS system. Does anyone have any idea
    what the dealer could be missing and should be fixing?

    R. Larkin

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    Richard
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    Default 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe traction control/ABS

    Thank you for the reply. I also drive a Mercury Sable with ABS. The
    Sable behaves much differently in the same conditions. The SantaFe slid
    in the alleyway behind my garage. I then took out the Sable in the very
    same conditions, driving the same speed and the ABS worked on the Sable.
    Also in the SantaFe, should the ABS dash light come on when the brakes
    are pulsing?

    Thank you,

    R. Larkin

    hyundaitech wrote:
    > If the ABS lamp didn't come on, the ABS system doesn't believe there's a
    > problem.
    >
    > If you're traveling slowly and lock all wheels, the computer may interpret
    > this as a stopped vehicle and therefore not apply the ABS. This is
    > typically impossible to do unless you're on a very slippery surface.
    >

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    Richard
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    Default 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe traction control/ABS

    Touche!

    hyundaitech wrote:
    > I don't believe the ABS lamp comes on (unless there's a problem). Then
    > again, I've never been in a position where the ABS activated and I was
    > interested in looking at my dash.
    >

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