Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'01 Chevy Venture, ABS & Traction Control Warning Light
Both the ABS & Traction Control warning lights came on at the same
time and stay on. Are these systems interconnected? In your opinion what
might I expect from Chevy for after warranty repair service on a '01 Chevy
Venture with 51K miles? Everything seems to be working okay at this time.
It wouldn't hurt to
ask the dealer if there is something that they can do for you. But, if
the vehicle is out of warranty don't get your hair all out of shape if
they say no. The ABS system and the Traction Control system both use many
of the same input sensors to operate. If a jointly shared sensor fails
both warning lights will turn on. For the cause of the joint failure to
be known all that has to be done is ask the system computer. As a rule
it will gladly share the information to guide you to a repair. I'll bet
a coffee that you'll have a wheel speed sensor failure. This has been
the most common problem that we've seen on these vehicles.