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Infiniti G35 X: The "VDC Off" and "SLIP" light are light on

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The "VDC Off" and "SLIP" light are light on my dashboard. This was only happening once in a blue moon. Now it's coming on, just about, every other time I start my car. Also, the "Break" light will come on but it's much less frequent than the VDC off and SLIP and this will turn off during my drive. Whereas, the VDC off and SLIP are on until I turn my car off. I do not have any problems with my car other than those lights coming on. Can you please assist?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Tom replied 2 years ago.
Mos common is a faulty abs wheel speed sensor . Have you had the vehicle scanned to see what abs codes are stored?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I havent had it scanned. I didnt know if it was a simple fix and was hoping to avoid the $105 charge.
Expert:  Tom replied 2 years ago.
Yes it's most likely a 75 dollar part and about 75 for the labor at a shop. You can try to disconnect the battery for 15 minutes and see if it resets . If the lights come back on then you need to have it scanned which is no extra charge when doing the repair . Also any advanced auto,Aamco , Autozone or Meineke can scan the vehicle for free .These are the next steps. Hoped this helped. Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
Expert:  Ryan replied 2 years ago.
Hi My Name isXXXXX you for using Just Answer.com I am an Infiniti Master Technician and I will do my best to assist you with your Question

9 times out 10 it is just low brake fluid caused by worn pads

Check the fluid level an have your brakes checked.

Ryan
Expert:  Tom replied 2 years ago.
If you need anything else pleas let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The low break fluid might be an issue because during my last inspection (June of 2011), I was told that my break pads were low but passable for inspection.
I'm not sure if this has any correlation but I thought it might be worth mentioning - the first time those lights came on and stayed on was after I was parked on a fairly steep hill and used my E-brake.
I completely disengaged the E-break but the lights remained on and stayed on until I turned my car off/on. Ever since then, the lights have been coming on occasionally. However, the frequency with which they come on is increasing.
Expert:  Tom replied 2 years ago.
OK this can very well be the brake pads and fluid level so have that checked first if thats not the case you need to have the abs system scanned and see whats causing the failure.These are the next step.Hoped this helped.Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
Expert:  replied 2 years ago.
Sorry for the interruption, but here is the answer to your questions.

Yes, there is a correlation. There is a float sensor in the brake fluid reservoir so if the car is tipped the fluid will run to the back or the front and the float sensor will inform the ABS control unit that the fluid is low and trip the light. This is a safety pro-cation so you know the ABS system will not work in an emergency. You may also notice the red brake light flickering around hard corners. You probably need rear brakes at this time. Fronts tend to wear slower. Get you brakes inspected again before you start hearing noise! You could top off the level now with Dot 3 brake fluid. Any other fluid will damage the system!

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