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

10

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

228,365

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

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!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Torque Converter Control Switch 5 answers

    When im driving my 01 Aurora, the engine check light comes on, and i read the codes, and keeps saying the torque converter control switch is stuck off, but it drives fine. Ive heard that replacing the...

    2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Traction control engages on dry non slippery surface. 3 answers

    When taking off from a stop, with the wheel turned (for sure, can't remember if it has ever happened with the wheel straight) the traction control will engage 9 out of 10 times. Let off the acceler...

    2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4 Dr GLS Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My cooliant sensor gauge keeps going up & down, while my traction control light sensor goes on & off at the same time, while my engine is running 1 answer

    As the car is running & engaging in drive. My cooliant sensor keeps goingup & down on my dash board & my traction control sensor light keeps dinging on & off. In the meanwhile on the other side o...

    1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4 Dr LSS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 03 bravado won't shift into park or turn off 1 answer

    CaN not shift into park the button on the shifter will not engage. Can not turn ignition off and wont release the key

    2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • A/C compressor will not engage 4 answers

    A/C system had a freon leak. Replaced accumulator nd o-rings added 3 ozs. of PAG oil. pulled vacume for 90 minutes. Added on can of R-134A, startted engine turn on climated control and compressor di...

    1992 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 4 Dr Regency Elite Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Aurora

Looking for a Used Aurora in your area?

CarGurus has 115 nationwide Aurora listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Oldsmobile Aurora Questions

Oldsmobile Aurora Experts

#1 Josh Farley
Josh Farley
Reputation 230
#2 AuroraOwner1
AuroraOwner1
Reputation 200
#3 amanda32780
amanda32780
Reputation 180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
271 Great Deals out of 26,141 listings starting at $2,545
Used Pontiac Bonneville
536 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 29,008 listings starting at $1,300
Used Buick Regal
95 Great Deals out of 10,256 listings starting at $3,495
Used Acura TL
255 Great Deals out of 7,168 listings starting at $2,200
Used Buick LeSabre
6 Great Deals out of 1,973 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
8 Great Deals out of 1,402 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
23 Great Deals out of 2,855 listings starting at $879
Used Buick Riviera
127 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
718 Great Deals out of 83,067 listings starting at $500