My daughter drives a 1994 Honda Accord with approximately 130,000 miles. The ABS light has come on - is this something that needs attention ASAP? Also, we are debating whether she should take the car to college with her in the fall -but I would like to have it "checked out" beforehand. What types of things should I be looking for? THANKS!
The ABS (anti-lock brake system) light is telling that there is something wrong with the ABS brakes. Since this is a separate system from your regular brakes, you should not see a problem with regular braking. You just may not have the function of the anti-lock system. You should still get this problem looked at.
You will need to take your vehicle to an ASE certified shop or dealership where they can connect a scan tool to read what the problem is.
As for other items to check...make sure that the timing belt has been changed, check the brakes, hoses, belts and suspension components. Honda makes a good vehicle, so if you maintain it you should easily get another 10,000 miles out of it. Good luck.
〉 Answered on Mar 28th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines