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: ABS Question

8th October 2002, 07:14 AM
I've never had a car with ABS, so I am just wondering if this is normal...

The ABS light behaves normally and the ABS does work. When the ABS starts to operate though, you really feel a hammering back pressure though the pedal. The first time I felt it, it almost knocked my foot back off the pedal! With my big feet and boots :cheesy: , it ain't a problem, but I am wondering if e.g. my wife could hold the pedal down when ABS is working.

Is this normal or does it indicate a fault?

8th October 2002, 07:49 AM
Wouldn't say it was a hammering but you can certainly feel it through your foot.


8th October 2002, 08:40 AM
John, I know the roads you drive. Brakes? Wuss :nono;

8th October 2002, 12:51 PM
Perhaps it's normal then. I'll get Paco to test drive it again and see what he thinks, but I'll have to show him where the brake pedal is ;)

Mark P
12th October 2002, 04:39 PM
Had to use my ABS for the first time ever today :roll: and it is quite a pressure that you get back - very mechanical, and it does move your foot (albeit slightly). Took me a bit by surprise too! :o

It stopped the car very sharply though, even on a steep downhill wet and greasy road :D

Mark P