Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 5 problems related to air brake antilock control unit/module (under the air brake category).
Two days ago, my abs (anti-lock brake system) warning light came on. I took it to the shop and they diagnosed that my electronic brake control moduel (ebcm) was bad and that I needed a new one. Given that my car is a 2001 Cavalier with less than 47,000 miles, they said this was very unusual. Repairs will be outrageousely expensive.
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My abs light went on after I had the brakes done. This occured several weeks after. My mechanic look at it and said the computer board was broken and it would be expensive. So now the automatic braking system does not work.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
I was driving my car on the highway and my abs light came on. Took it to a automobile repair place on 8/26/04 they found code c1214 solenoid relay ckt open. Connector to ebcm was not completely on. They reinstalled. Then on 3/22/05 abs light came on again while driving on highway. Took it to auto repair shop found code c1214 sollenoid relay coil or contact circuit open. They checked connections and replaced fuse. The abs light went on again on 4/30/05 same.
My '99 Chevrolet Cavalier (z24) suffered brake failure in Dec. Of 2003. The roads were icy--had been snowing all day, and it was still snowing at the time of the accident. I was traveling about 35 mph. I applied the brakes in an easy manner, but there was no braking action. The car continued at the same rate of speed. My foot felt like it was stepping on steel--there was no brake action whatsoever. I had plenty of braking distance, as I was traveling very cautiously in these snowy conditions. (there were an above average number of accidents that day due to poor weather conditions. ) I had been traveling this same stretch of road for many blocks and it was a stop and go 40 mph stretch of road. A Lexus SUV was parked at a semaphore intersection waiting at a red light. I declared brake failure at the scene, and after the officer had cleared the scene I noticed my abs warning light was on and would not go off. I immediately took the car to have the brakes analyzed and documented for brake failure. The brake failure was duly noted and analyzed and I was told the abs motor needed repair. When I had the repairs done at the dealership I was told there was an additional component that needed repair. The brake failure itself was alarming, but what is additionally disturbing is that I had my brakes repaired in Jan. Of 2003, because I complained the abs system was making strange, rattling noises --like it was falling apart. The dealership fixed the brakes, saying there was nothing wrong with the abs system and they instead fixed the pads and rotars on the brakes. I thought it was odd when I looked at the bill and they said "customer complains of 'squealing brakes'. I never described the noise as squealing. Instead I complained the abs noise was different than I had ever heard--a sound like nuts and bolts coming lose and falling apart.
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Took car to dealership to see why abs brake light stayed on. They found the bearings had fallen out of abs box. The mechanic stated it was a sealed unit and he did not know how the bearings fell out. Abs system does not work.