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How to Recognize and Fix ABS Failure in Your Land Rover

Land Rovers have a magnificent history—for nearly 7 decades, they have been one of the leading four-wheel-drive vehicles on the market. Designed for endurance and durability, the Land Rover brand is synonymous with function and reliability. That’s why when you notice an issue with your Land Rover, you may become especially disappointed, and rightfully so. However, it’s important to keep in mind that no machine can function without ongoing maintenance and care. Even if you follow the recommended maintenance schedule perfectly, you might still encounter issues. When problems do arise, it’s important to take your car to an automotive technician who has extensive experience with the Land Rover brand.

One issue that can be especially frightening to encounter in your Land Rover is ABS (anti-lock braking system) failure. Since this system directly affects the safety of you and the other passengers in the vehicle, it is critical to have any potential issues addressed immediately and continue ongoing preventive measures. While most current Land Rover models have impeccable technology to detect ABS problems before they become a safety hazard, it can be helpful to be able to recognize the symptoms of ABS failure in your Land Rover before things become dicey. Here’s a little more information about ABS failure and what can be done to remedy the situation:

What does an ABS do?

With the advancement of technology over the decades, multiple tech-based systems have been integrated into automobiles as precautionary and preventive safety measures. Included in these features is ABS, or anti-lock braking systems. An anti-lock braking system usually comes stock in all modern vehicles, especially four-wheel-drive vehicles like Land Rovers. The anti-lock braking system is what keeps the wheels from seizing when brakes are forcefully applied, giving the vehicle better grip and traction to avoid sliding. The ABS in your Land Rover is comprised of several different components where issues can arise. Especially since most vehicular mechanisms are tech-based, it’s important to have a professional automotive shop conduct inspections or other maintenance procedures on your ABS.

Where can problems originate?

There are a number of different things that can go wrong with your ABS in your Land Rover, and depending on the origin of the issue, you might notice different troubling symptoms. The ABS sensors are what signal the module to quickly apply more braking force by determining if the wheel speed may contribute to skidding or hydroplaning. Of course, the module or the sensors can fail, but the brakes themselves can be in good condition. It’s important to have an accurate diagnosis the first time around to avoid safety hazards and costly repairs down the line.

Common Signs of Trouble

Recognizing that there’s a problem with your Land Rover’s ABS usually doesn’t take catastrophic failure to determine. Since technology has greatly advanced over the decades, the signs of ABS failure are usually first detected by your car itself. Your car’s computer has a special sensor connected to the ABS system, which should alert you if something isn’t working quite right. Of course, it’s possible for this sensor to be defective, but unlikely. If you notice the ABS light on the dashboard, it should be taken to a Land Rover specialist to diagnose with the proper equipment. Other more sinister signs of trouble might include your brakes locking or not responding all together. Ongoing brake maintenance can help detect issues early-on before a disaster occurs, so it’s important to have your brakes and your ABS routinely inspected.

Here at Bay Diagnostic, our expert techs have been serving Land Rover owners in the areas of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and New York, NY, for over 25 years. Luxury European imports are our specialty, and we have a deep passion for studying and mastering their engineering, design, and maintenance. Perhaps the only other thing we’re more passionate about other than automobiles is our business and our clients—including their safety. Auto engineering isn’t perfect, even if we’re talking about a Land Rover or any other luxury vehicle; ABS systems do fail, and can threaten our safety. If you would like to have your brake system inspected, contact us today—we look forward to helping you feel more secure in your Land Rover.

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