What is ABS?The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you steer in emergencies by restoring traction to your tires and preventing wheels from locking up so you can steer to safety—in older vehicles, brakes have to be pumped to prevent them from locking which can cause the car to skid. The ABS light warns the driver that some type of fault has occurred in the anti-lock brake system and that your wheels are in danger of locking up. The ABS warning light is tied to sensors in the anti-lock brake system. It typically looks like the letters ABS in a circle and flanked by two parentheses, or just letters ABS. If this light is activated it could look like the light pictured above.
Read more about possible triggers for the ABS warning light in our article, Is it safe to drive a car with ABS light on?