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Old 05-26-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default ABS + Bumps = Dirty Drawers?

Scott Shadle from NHTSA is looking for Test Candidate Cars.

Primarily Interested in Washington DC/Metro area or Columbus Ohio residents.

If you can reliably recreate this problem please call him.

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They will want to evaluate the car and then suitable candidates will be leased and taken to Columbus Ohio Testing Facility.

I have never been able to reliably repeat this phenomenom and now that I have KDWSes on the car it is even less apparent.

Things are happening people!
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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I can, in Buffalo NY we have the perfect intersection, lots of craters from Semi's waiting at the red light.

But the brakes don't FAIL, it just engages the ABS.
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Old 06-16-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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My abs kicks in under braking on our wonderfully "maintained" roads here in reno. Doesnt happen all the time but when it does the butt pucker occurs if there is someone in front of you.
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:31 PM   #4
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My ABS kicks in at the worst times too. Kinda un-nerving at high speeds
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
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Try to stop going over railroad tracks. It will trip the ABS every time. I nearly rear ended someone this way at a spot where 3 sets of tracks cross the road next to each other.
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:27 PM   #6
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it seems to me there is no problem with the ABS braking. I think that it is normal that if you are under heavy breaking from a substantial speed that the ABS will go off when one of the tires travels across a much more slippery surface(eg. wet manhole covers or railroad tracks.) Just think about it. If you are braking hard on smooth pavement, your abs will trip when one of your tires travels across a surface that has less traction. I think the ABS is doing its job. I bet this "problem" has more to do with driving to fast and having to stop too quickly than a defect in the ABS system.
just my 2 cents...
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Old 06-25-2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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it seems to me there is no problem with the ABS braking. I think that it is normal that if you are under heavy breaking from a substantial speed that the ABS will go off when one of the tires travels across a much more slippery surface(eg. wet manhole covers or railroad tracks.) Just think about it. If you are braking hard on smooth pavement, your abs will trip when one of your tires travels across a surface that has less traction. I think the ABS is doing its job. I bet this "problem" has more to do with driving to fast and having to stop too quickly than a defect in the ABS system.
just my 2 cents...
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Many people agree that the Impreza ABS is either too sensitive or just wacky. Other cars in identical circumstances do not have the same problems. Prior to owning my Impreza I had a Mini-van. The ABS only ever came on in panic stopping situations. Before I pulled the fuse for my ABS in my Impreza the ABS would kick in on snow even from 10mph stops, causing me to slid into intersections. You tell me if that is a safe situation.

edit: Note this ABS problem may have been fixed for the 2004 model, although Subaru won't admit there was a problem prior to that.
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:22 AM   #8
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edit: Note this ABS problem may have been fixed for the 2004 model, although Subaru won't admit there was a problem prior to that.
No they have not. I am still getting my ABS kicing on on train tracks and bumpy roads. I am considering installing and ABS switch or pulling the fuse.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:28 PM   #9
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No they have not. I am still getting my ABS kicing on on train tracks and bumpy roads. I am considering installing and ABS switch or pulling the fuse.
THEN YOU NEED TO CALL SCOTT SHADLE! HE IS HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING PEOPLE TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM!!!!!

The caps are intentional.

I used to be able to reproduce it but I changed the rims tires springs, and shocks and my car seems to behave now.
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Old 07-07-2004, 03:00 AM   #10
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I have this issue too... I'm bout to rip that damn ABS out! I ended up rear ending someone cause of it... mind you it was a love tap, but its still totally way uncool.

and I'm sketched bout giving up my car to someone for any amount of time... specially if its gonna be taken to ohio...
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:33 PM   #11
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I can replicate the problem at any time. I am not in the DC or Columbus areas. My suspension is not stock, but I can return it to that state if I am certain someone with some authority is coming to see how bad it is.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:37 AM   #12
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I can reproduce this daily. I suppose I'm of not help with aftermarket rims and tires though.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:33 PM   #13
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They have a set of stock rims and tires for you to use...but if you can get it to do it on aftermarket rims thats just as good...give him a call.
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I can reproduce this daily. I suppose I'm of not help with aftermarket rims and tires though.
...my english is great.
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