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Old 03-28-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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ABS kicking in while turning

Just purchased a 2014 JKUS last week. Yesterday marked the second time I noticed this happening since owning it.

First time I'm driving to work making a left hand turn through a traffic light at normal speed - braking through turn I feel the ABS kick in for just a split second. I thought that was weird since the pavement was dry but cold so I chalked it up to some black ice i didn't see.

A couple days later I'm cruising through the parking garage, braking through another left hand turn and feel it again just for a split second. Definitely no black ice here. Normal or should I get it checked out? I don't think I'm driving too fast. Definitely slower than I would with my Grand Cherokee since I'm still getting a feel for the girl. This is the first rear wheel drive / Wrangler I've owned so I don't know if it comes with the territory.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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Mine does that too. I just figure it's the ESP just being super sensitive. Let's see what others have to say.

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Old 03-28-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
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I have had this happen once with my 2013. If it gets to be something happening with any frquency take it to the dealer.
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Just purchased a 2014 JKUS last week. Yesterday marked the second time I noticed this happening since owning it.

First time I'm driving to work making a left hand turn through a traffic light at normal speed - braking through turn I feel the ABS kick in for just a split second. I thought that was weird since the pavement was dry but cold so I chalked it up to some black ice i didn't see.

A couple days later I'm cruising through the parking garage, braking through another left hand turn and feel it again just for a split second. Definitely no black ice here. Normal or should I get it checked out? I don't think I'm driving too fast. Definitely slower than I would with my Grand Cherokee since I'm still getting a feel for the girl. This is the first rear wheel drive / Wrangler I've owned so I don't know if it comes with the territory.
Do you still have the stock tires? ABS use to go off a lot with them till I picked up a good pair of ATs.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Do you still have the stock tires? ABS use to go off a lot with them till I picked up a good pair of ATs.
Yep, still have the stock tires on there. Thinking about it though, I remember scrolling through the EVIC thing and seeing the tire pressures all around 36 or 37 and thinking that was high. Maybe airing down a bit will resolve the issue.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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Your computers idea of when the steering wheel is straight may not be correct. See if you can get the dealer to reset the center point of the wheel, or use a Procal if you have one. When the computer sees the wheel one direction and the tires another you get ABS intervention. When I lifted my JKU by ABS went crazy until I adjusted the drag link to straighten the steering wheel but if the wheel was actually straight i'd have to correct the computers idea of what straight was.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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I also have a 2014 JKUS and mine does the same thing. For me, I was just used to having a small, zippy sedan and found I was pulling into parking spots too fast. Once I slowed down a bit, the ABS reaction stopped. I can't whip in and out of parking spots and turns like I could with other vehicles. But that's fine; just took some effort to adjust my driving style.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Yep, still have the stock tires on there. Thinking about it though, I remember scrolling through the EVIC thing and seeing the tire pressures all around 36 or 37 and thinking that was high. Maybe airing down a bit will resolve the issue.
Mine has done this also a couple of times too and I run my tire pressure the same as you - 36 all around.
I figured it was just a sensitivity thing...

I'll keep watching this thread and see what others says as well.
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My 2014 JKUS that is bone stock also kicks in the ABS if a quick turn is made while braking. This can be reproduced easily by braking while turning off the road at a reasonable speed. If this continues I will take it to the dealer.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:20 PM   #10
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Do you have a Limited Slip Differential?
A 'too tight' LSD differential can cause ABS hiccups when turning.
If you have an LSD, you can try putting some clutchpak friction additive into the diff, or wait until the cluthpaks settle in, if that is the cause.

Steering wheel centering issues are more likely to set the stability control light ablaze.

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