I have an Automatic transmission 2002 Nissan Maxima and want to know if a faulty vehicle speed sensor can cause a car to lurch forward when braking. If I am travelling at 40 mph in 3rd gear and then brake to a stop, the car will try to very slightly accelerate (RPM's jump up 100-200) when it downshifts to first gear and I can feel it in the brake pedal. It feels kind of hard to brake and stop the car, as if the vehicle is fighting against the brakes like it wants to keep going. I call it the bump shift.
Is a faulty speed sensor the cause of this? it seems like the torque converter unlocks late or something
EDIT: I switched out the speed sensors on the transmission (not the ABS sensors) with no help, so I'm going to try replacing the TCM next as others have noted on forums. My fluid is red and does not smell burnt.