On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS occasionally started to kick in when it should not have (i.e. pulsing pedal and increased braking distance). Then few days ago also the "BRAKE" light started to turn on intermittently in dashboard. I checked the brake fluid and it is ok. I also pulled the handbrake, but it did not have any impact on the BRAKE light in dashboard. I am now left wondering if there is another separate issue with BRAKEs or if it is related to the ABS issue.
Today as part of experiment I also removed ABS fuse. What I am seeing after removing it is that:
- Both ABS and BRAKE lights are now constantly on; AND
- Haven't noticed ABS kicking in anymore (because it is effectively disabled after I removed the fuse).
When I put back fuse, then again BRAKE and ABS light is only intermittently on.
My question is - If and How ABS system could have impact on BRAKE light in the dashboard?