Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana,
Re: ABS Failure
My 2000 did the exact same thing right after I bought it. It only had 8500 miles on it, but my guess is the brakes had never been flushed (happened in 2006 about 6 months after I bought it) I took it to the dealer, and he reset it, and within about 1000 miles, the abs failure light would come on. Did it a second time, with the same results. After that, the dealer told me the system was shot, and it would be 1500 or just for he parts. I decided I would just ride it, cause I wasn't going to spend that kind of money on a 2000 that wasn't worth a whole lot of money anyway. As I started reading on here that often times a brake flush, and sometimes a new battery would cure the problem. SO, I bought a new battery, and had the brakes flushed, and then took it to the dealer to reset the codes. Again, he told me the system needed replacing. That was 25000 miles ago, and the ABS work just fine. I do need to flush the brakes again, and will do it sometime soon. So before you do any drastic, get a new battery and flush the brakes.