ABS fixed

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by jamarimutt, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. jamarimutt

    jamarimutt New Member

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    At 46,000 miles the front right brake made a terrible sound, like that of a worn pad scraping the disk, which fortunately lasted only a few seconds. The car continued to brake normally, but 20 miles later the ABS, brake and exclamation sign lights came on. The ABS system stopped working.

    Afraid of the repair bill I continued driving the car for 8,000 additional miles. I finally took it to the dealer after several scaring brake locks in dry and wet pavement. The Prius with a faulty ABS system will lock the wheels much more readily that a car without ABS.

    Well, the cost of the repair was a surprising $63! The problem was pinpointed to a faulty electrical connection and was unrelated to anything regarding the brakes themselves. :)
     
  2. iluvmacs

    iluvmacs Member

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    That'll teach ya to put off those repairs :p. Now think if something that silly had caused an accident....
     
  3. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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    it may have been better to find out what the repair bill was, THEN put it off for being so high :lol: here you were worried all this time over what turned out to be almost nothing in the grand scheme of abs repairs.

    glad it worked out ok for you in the end, jamarimutt. ;)
     
  4. Presto

    Presto Has his homepage set to PC

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    Don't put off car repairs! If something might need to be fixed, then get it done. It might be something that'll keep getting more expensive the longer you wait!