Anti-lock brake system (ABS)Anti-lock brake system (ABS)  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi ASX Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi ASX

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps prevent the wheels from locking up when braking. This helps maintain vehicle drivability and steering wheel handling.

Driving hints

• Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Even if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, leave a greater braking distance when:

• Driving on gravel or snow-covered roads.
• Driving with tyre chains installed.
• Driving on uneven road surfaces.
• Operation of ABS is not restricted to situations where brakes are applied suddenly.

This system may also prevent the wheels from locking when you drive over manholes, steel roadwork plates, road markings, or any uneven road surface.

• When the ABS is activated, you may feel the brake pedal pulsation and the vibrations of the vehicle body and steering wheel. It may also feel as if the pedal resists being pressed.

In this situation, simply hold the brake pedal down firmly. Do not pump the brake, which will result in reduced braking performance.

• An operation noise is emitted from the engine compartment or you can feel a shock from the brake pedal when start driving immediately after starting the engine. These are normal sounds or operations that the ABS makes when performing a self-check. It does not indicate a malfunction.

• The ABS can be used after the vehicle has reached a speed over approximately 10 km/h (6 mph). It stops working when the vehicle slows below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).

• The ABS cannot prevent accidents. It is your responsibility to take safety CAUTION

• The ABS cannot prevent accidents. It is your responsibility to take safety precautions and to drive carefully.
• To prevent failure of the ABS, be sure all 4 wheels and tyres are the same size and the same type.
• Do not install any aftermarket limitedslip differential (LSD) on your vehicle.

The ABS may stop functioning properly.

ABS warning lamp/display

If there is a malfunction in the system, the ABS warning lamp will come on and

If there is a malfunction in the system, the ABS warning lamp will come on and the warning display will appear on the information screen in the multi-information display.

Under normal conditions, the ABS warning lamp only comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or the operation mode is put in ON and goes off a few seconds later.

• Any of the following indicates that the ABS is not functioning and only CAUTION

• Any of the following indicates that the ABS is not functioning and only the standard brake system is working. (The standard brake system is functioning normally.) If this happens, we recommend you to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.

• When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or the operation mode is put in ON, the warning lamp does not come on or it remains on and does not go off.
• The warning lamp comes on while driving
• The warning display appears while driving

If the warning lamp/display illuminate while driving

If only the ABS warning lamp/display illuminate

Avoid hard braking and high-speed driving. Stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Restart the engine and check to see whether the lamp goes out after a few minutes driving; if it then remains off during driving, there is no problem.

However, if the warning lamp/display do not disappear, or if they come on again when the vehicle is driven, we recommend you to have the vehicle checked.

If the ABS warning lamp/display and brake warning lamp/display illuminate at the same time

The ABS and brake force distribution function may not work, so hard braking could

The ABS and brake force distribution function may not work, so hard braking could make the vehicle unstable.

Avoid hard braking and high-speed driving. Stop the vehicle in a safe place and we recommend you to have it checked.

• The ABS warning lamp and brake warning lamp illuminate at the same time NOTE

• The ABS warning lamp and brake warning lamp illuminate at the same time and the warning displays appear alternately on the information screen in the multi-information display.

After driving on icy roads

After driving on snow or icy roads, remove any snow and ice which may have accumulated around the wheels. On vehicles that have an ABS, be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensors (A) or the cables located at each wheel.

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