Traction control/ABS 2002 SantaFe

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Richard, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    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
    Richard, Jan 18, 2006
  2. Richard

    hyundaitech Guest

    If the ABS lamp didn't come on, the ABS system doesn't believe there's a

    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.
    hyundaitech, Jan 18, 2006
  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    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
    Richard, Jan 18, 2006
  4. Richard

    hyundaitech Guest

    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. :)
    hyundaitech, Jan 19, 2006
  5. ROTFLMAO! Good one!
    Brian Nystrom, Jan 19, 2006
  6. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Richard, Jan 19, 2006
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