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Weight link to ABS warning ?

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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 10:47   #1

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Default Weight link to ABS warning ?

My XC90 has never given a hint of issues with its ABS setup - but this weekend motoring with four adults two children and a fair amount of luggage about two minutes into our drive (just as we hit maybe 50/60mph?) merging with dual carriageway a warning appeared on dash that the ABS (+ another brake related system whose name I can’t currently recall) needed a service

Any ideas if it will have been related to being overweight ?

I would be surprised if we were over threshold as I say it was four adults and two kids and there’s not really much space left for luggage by that point !
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 12:12   #2

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I had an ABS problem that also triggered a DSTC problem everytime I went round a bend on a certain slip road. I was in the car alone so not a weight issue. It turned out to be the the rear ABS sensor. I think what was happening was that the sensor was getting damaged by 'swelling' rust on the driveshaft because the sensor had damage in that area and w
hen the car went round the bend, the weight distrubtion changed and structures flexed/moved, and the damaged/over sensitive sensor reacted and triggered the ABS and DSTCC fault.
ABS sensor changed and all good.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 20:31   #3
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Very unlikely to be over weight as I’m sure the payload is 500kg plus driver. I have had this in our old one and it really squats on the rear suspension (at rest) with that weight in. Conversely it rises noticeably when the weight comes out.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 10:54   #4
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Likely early stages of wheel bearing failure.
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