I have had a problem for a while now, my yellow ABS, red BRAKE, and green
TRAC OFF indicator lights are on all the time. The ABS brakes work, I tested
them on snow/ice, regular brakes work fine too. I have no idea what the TRAC
OFF (Traction Off) means.
I took this in to the Dodge dealer 2 times for this, the first time they
said the lights were not on when they looked at it so they did nothing. At
this time, they were on and off intermittently. Then they came on again, so
I took it in again and the tech notes said "No initial communication with
the ABS module - disconnected harness, reconnected and lights went out. Test
according to manual and found no faults". So again, nothing was done. To me
that indicates a computer problem.
Then they lights came on AGAIN, and have stayed on for a week straight. Also
during this week, every now and again, when we start the car, the
speedomoter, fuel guage, and temp guage go to full max then back to normal
position - like a computer is screwy.
Well, yesterday the car would not start, all we got was a click, click,
click, click and all the indicators "freaked out" going to max and back,
each time we tried to start it. So I had it towed to the local Dodge dealer,
a different one than the first 2 times I took it in. They said it was an
internal short in the battery, so they replaced the battery (2x what I could
have paid at Wal-Mart, btw) and I got the car and the lights were out,
everything seemed fine.
Well, today the lights all came back on again, and they are still on. Again,
I have full brakes and ABS is working. Any clues? This is going back Tuesday
AM, to the original Dodge dealer that I first took it to the first 2 times
for this issue, because I already paid my Ext Warranty deductible there for
this problem and they are going to fix it without me paying another
deductible, or I'll be very ticked!
Taking cars to Dodge dealers are VERY expensive and then they can't fix the
problems right the FIRST time, you always have to take the car back 2-3
times before they get it right - why is that? If I did my job like that I
would not have a job!
I'd like to know what the heck the problem could be or is...