post #1 of Old 09-23-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Patriot - brake/traction light stays on...bad braking

My sister has a 2008 Patriot. The brake assist/traction control light constantly comes on the dash. While the light is on, the braking is...spongy. Maybe a bad descriptor, but the braking is poor.

She thought it was the actual brakes, so I checked them and rotors and pads are perfectly fine, as well as fluid.

Is this something that just requires a reset, or is there something more wrong?

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Sounds like another bad wheel speed sensor. Seen a few of those on here lately. There are sensors in the hubs that measure how fast each wheel spins. If one slows down or stops in relation to the rest, the traction control or ABS will compensate as it calculates necessary. Maybe with a bad sensor it thinks you are skidding, and releases the brakes, which it thinks will get the wheels spinning again.
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Has anyone done a writeup on replacing these?
Is there anyway to tell which one(s) it is?
It makes sense that it could be the problem.
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