What is causing the "traction active" light to come on and my anti-lock brakes to engage?

Ronald Miller

Asked by Aug 06, 2014 at 08:18 PM about the 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just had a four wheel alignment and tire rotation on my 1995 Aurora. I hadn't driven but a few blocks when I noticed the "traction active" coming on. The traction control was not active because I know how it sounds when it actuates. I did discover the anti-lock brakes were activating at times when I applied the brakes. It was not during a condition that would require them to do so. I called the repair shop and they told me to bring it back tomorrow. I'm concerned that the technician may not have the capability to deal with this sophisticated car. I suspect some sensors may have somehow gotten disturbed. This is a shop I've dealt with for years, and I've never had any problems.
Any ideas?

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

They must have disturbed an ABS wheel sensor or the wiring causing the fault.

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Ronald Miller

Took it back this morning; they said they didn't find any codes, but after just a few minutes the problem was resolved. Service writer said that was a common occurrence. Thanks for the reply!

Fernando Cervantes

Any idea on what they said what it was having the same problem with my 01 oldsmobile Aurora 4.0

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