How to Avoid Failure of the ABS Module in Your Porscheby schearerswpadmin September 18, 2020
Porsche vehicles provide drivers with a dynamic driving experience. If you own a Porsche, it is important that you know that regular maintenance needs to be a priority. With conscientious regular servicing, your Porsche should run smoothly for years to come. A problem can crop up in your ABS module. Let’s take a closer look at what happens if you experience ABS module failure in your Porsche.
The ABS System in Your Porsche
The ABS, or Anti-lock Braking System is a safety feature found in most new cars today. The ABS system was designed for additional safety while hard braking. Its purpose is to help prevent the wheels on a vehicle from locking during emergency braking situations. The system also helps to prevent skidding and hydroplaning.
The ABS system is composed of the ABS module and an ABS sensor. The sensor notifies the module of the wheel’s speed. The module is then able to determine how much braking is needed for that wheel. The brakes will rapidly pump until you back off the brake pedal or the car stops. This helps control the vehicle.
Symptoms of ABS Module Failure
When an ABS module begins to fail, you may experience some warning signs. If you believe you have a failure, have it diagnosed right away. When the module is not functioning properly, you may experience skidding and a loss of traction when you need to stop emergently.
Some common symptoms of ABS module failure include:
Illuminated ABS Light
The most common symptom of ABS failure is an illuminated ABS light. If your vehicle does not have an ABS light, a failure will trigger the check engine light instead. If the light is triggered, bring it in for service right away. Continuing to drive can be dangerous.
The ABS system was designed to prevent the wheel from locking up. If you find that the brakes are locking up, there is an obvious issue with the ABS system. The brakes may act erratically and lock during normal braking. You may also notice a clicking noise when the pedal is pressed. This is a dangerous situation.
Brake Pedal is Unresponsive
When the ABS module fails, your brake pedal may become unresponsive. Usually, you will notice the pedal slowly becoming harder and harder to push. Over time, it will become completely unresponsive. Pull over safely and call for a tow to your nearest specialized Porsche service center.
Brakes are Hard to Push
Braking should be easy. When you press on the pedal, your Porsche should begin to slow down immediately. If there is an issue with the ABS module, you may notice that it requires more pressure to slow down and stop. If your brakes become hard to push, do not put off service. Eventually, they will become unresponsive, and you will be unable to stop. Contact us for immediate service.
Do Not Drive with a Defective ABS Module
It is not safe to drive your Porsche with a faulty ABS module. Your car will still drive, but you are more likely to have an accident. When the ABS module fails, your car may no longer handle the same way. Continuing to drive your vehicle will put you, your passengers, and others in danger.
Common Causes ABS Failure in Your Porsche
ABS failures can happen at any time. Since the sensors are located close to the road, they are exposed to outside elements. We’ve listed some of the more common reasons the module can become damaged:
- loose terminals
- terminals are corroded
- weak joints in the module
- worn brushes for the ABS motor
- brake fluid leaking onto ABS pump
- sensors become contaminated
- wires are damaged
- faulty ABS sensor
Replacing the ABS Module in Your Porsche
The best way to keep your Porsche running safely is to have regular maintenance performed. This allows our technicians to perform inspections and find any issues before they become problems.
At Schearer’s Sales and Service, we can handle all your Porsche service needs. We specialize in independent auto service, maintenance, and repair programs. You do not have to have your car serviced at a dealership. We perform dealership quality service quicker and cheaper.
Our goal is to provide quality, error-free service every time. We strive to be on time and to achieve total customer loyalty.
Book Your ABS Repairs Today
If you are experiencing ABS braking issues in your Porsche give Schearer’s Sales and Service a call today. We are conveniently in the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA area. You can reach us at (610) 395-2514. We are confident that you will be completely satisfied with our work so contact us today.