Re: ABS/Traction control/ Brake light
I have a similar problem... My ABS light has been on for a long time. I had a trusted mechanic look at it awhile ago (3+ yrs ago) and he said that the ABS system is working fine and that possibly the sensor is being tripped by vibrations. So I believed him and never had him work on it. How's that for a mechanic? He didn't even charge me for the assessment.
Well now my Parking brake light is stuck on. I actually use my parking brake every time I park so it makes sense that the brake switch is broken and I have found a repair solution, just haven't fixed it yet.
So fast forward to last week. I bring it in for an oil change and I tell the shop manager about the parking brake problem and ask if he could fix it (I have the part). He looks at it, says "a sensor wire is pinched between your wheel hub bearing and another piece of metal and your dashboard brake lights are trying to tell you that something is wrong." He recommends replacing the wheel hub bearing. I remember watching his interaction with the previous customers in the waiting room and EVERY SINGLE customer before me had something seriously wrong with their car that needed fixing. Maybe these customers really are neglecting their cars? I think he is just crooked.