The manufacturer just put those warning lights on the car because they felt like spending the extra money. Don't pay any attention to them.
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
The red brake light means there's a problem related to the brake fluid, or the parking brake is not fully released. It could be as simple as low fluid level in the reservoir. That occurs for one of two reasons. The front brake linings are worn out and need TO BE replaced, (not "need replaced"), or there's a leak. There's a valve used only in GM cars that blocks fluid flow to a leak once that occurs and you will be driving with half your brakes. Either way, lawyers and insurance investigators love to find stuff like that. They will convince a jury you were partly at fault for the crash when the other guy ran the red light because you were less able to avoid it, .. . And they will be right.
The yellow ABS light could turn on simply because the red one is on. That computer knows it may not be able to make the system function properly in an emergency situation so the computer turns it off, and turns the light on to tell you. No one should ever tell you to ignore that.
GM also has a big problem with front wheel bearings that develop a little normal play but that is enough to let the wheel speed signals drop out. That does not cause the red warning light to turn on; just the yellow one. Start by having the brakes inspected. Don't risk sitting in a courtroom explaining why you ignored a problem and caused a crash.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 7:40 PM