ABS, VBD and the cold weather
I have found that the ABS & VBD systems dont seem to like the recent cold weather!
The behaviour is very predictable. If the external temperature gauge reads less than -1C when starting the checks flash "ABS System Fail", "VBD System Fail", followed by the comical "Possible Ice on Road" to make you feel really secure!!
When the external temperature gauge reads -0.5C or greater then if the engine is stopped and restarted then the warnings disappear and the systems work.
Is this an indication of upcoming problems, or is there a known issue with sensors freezing etc (the car is left on the open drive overnight)?
Any suggestions appreciated as it would be really nice if these systems worked when ice and snow is likely to be around!!