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The Components of Anti-Lock Brakes

As cars get more complex, even your average family sedan has an unprecedented amount of technology present everywhere, from the engine to even the seats. One technological advance has particularly proven its importance in day to day driving, however – the anti-lock brake system (ABS). Since its creation, ABS has become highly refined and clever over the years and has become one of the most vital active safety systems in today’s modern car.

Unfortunately, the complexity and advanced technology behind ABS does not prevent it from malfunctioning in certain circumstances and causing innocent people harm. Sadly, as we at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are well aware, many people in Rhinelander suffer serious harm in accidents caused by defective ABS.

Four Components of ABS

Being aware of the different components of a vehicle’s ABS allows you to more easily understand any problems that may arise. The main four components include:

  • Valves – found in the brake lines of each brake controlled by ABS and are responsible for controlling the brake fluid pressure in the lines; most valve problems are a result of clogged valves
  • Pump – after the valves have finished a cycle and released the brakes, the pumps restores lost pressure to the hydraulic brakes
  • Controller – the car’s ECU which takes care of gathering information from each wheel’s speed sensor in order to adjust brake force and activate ABS
  • Speed sensors – determines the acceleration or deceleration of a wheel

Should any of these components of the anti-lock brake system malfunction, it might be the manufacturer’s fault. In this situation, it may be possible for a person to pursue compensation from the manufacturer.

Discuss an Accident Caused by Failed ABS with a Rhinelander Personal Injury Lawyer

If you think your car wreck was a result of a failure of your vehicle’s ABS, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak with one of our caring and experienced lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, about obtaining this compensation by calling us today at (800) 242-2874.