Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Reason to Disable ABS
As a matter of curiosity , I have going on 7000 KM on my 2015, most of my braking involves engine braking and front rear combinations. I have had the rear ABS fire several times and the front once,90% of those occurrences were cases of accelerating and not being able to use the front brake or engine brake due to unusual stupid drivers-----yes suppose to be in control at all times, and I will explain one, which still leaves me wondering what was going through the drivers brain****if anything.
I am in a downtown city street at rush hour, in a left hand turn lane with one car in front of me, people at the cross walk waiting for the light to change, inches from the roadway. Building on the left has a large parking lot accessible from the street I am on and also from the street I am turning onto. So we get the advanced green, I am keeping a eye on the pedestrians as they are inches from stepping onto the road, I am 10 feet from the woman in front of me, when she slams on her brakes, I barely had gotten my foot up onto the foot peg, one hand on the throttle and one on the clutch, she couldn't turn left into the parking lot because of through traffic waiting for the stop light. So my only choice was to pull in the clutch, hit the rear brake and maneuver around her and the pedestrians, ABS fired luckily or I might have skidded into the pedestrians, I did manage to lay on the horn.
So why she didn't turn into the parking lot from the left hand turn lane and instead go through the light and try from a busy main street is beyond me, traffic on the main street was at least 20 cars waiting for the light, so someone would have needed to let this stupid person turn once the light for through traffic changed to green, as there wasn't enough space between the cars to get a pedestrian through.
So my question that has never been answered is why do you need to disable the ABS?