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ABS Issues and what to do

I was driving my mustang at around 40 to 50 mph on a flat straight road when suddenly the ABS kicks in causing my brakes to severily pulsate from the left wheel then the right wheel making it very difficult to control the car. I struggled to get the car pulled over in an empty parking lot and checked the front wheels and all was fine. I got back on the road and made it home without incidence. I often drive my car to the desert, and if I had been coming down a mountain road to the desert floor I would of ended up over the side of a cliff. This is a huge safety issue in my mind. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this with their mustang and what did you do to fix the problem.


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I was driving my mustang at around 40 to 50 mph on a flat straight road when suddenly the ABS kicks in causing my brakes to severily pulsate from the left wheel then the right wheel making it very difficult to control the car. I struggled to get the car pulled over in an empty parking lot and checked the front wheels and all was fine. I got back on the road and made it home without incidence. I often drive my car to the desert, and if I had been coming down a mountain road to the desert floor I would of ended up over the side of a cliff. This is a huge safety issue in my mind. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this with their mustang and what did you do to fix the problem.
What year of car? Did the ABS light illuminate when this happened? How do you know the brakes changed from front to front only? Did no feel of rear brake involvement take place?

It is imperative to check trouble codes before doing any real surmising. At this point, my guess would be a failed wheel speed sensor, or a failed ABS Module.

Codes are needed.

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It does sound like your ABS module. ABS should only activate when you step on the brakes and your car loses traction on one or more wheels. As Imps said, you should get a warning light on the dash when things go south (no pun intended).
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A quick internet search will give you a couple of things to check out. Could be bad/dirty wheel sensors.
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