ABS, Electronic Stability and the Low Tire Pressure lights stay on

Tiny
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  • 2015 KIA SORENTO
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
The lights that show up on the dash when I start the vehicle are the ABS, Electronic Stability, and the Low Tire Pressure lights. The ABS and Electronic Stability lights stay solid, while the Low Tire Pressure lights blink for a few seconds then stay on. Can anyone tell me if it's one sensor that is triggering another or is it multiple sensors that went out? I left a video below to show the problem.

Vehicle listed above is an LX model.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 2:04 PM

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Tiny
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I added a video showing what I mean, and I can also add the results I got from the Blue Driver OBD scanner if you need them.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

The ABS along with the traction control light gets triggered when the on boards diagnostics detect any fault within the system. It is likely all of these lights are connected to one issue.

It could be a variety of reasons why it is illuminated. The best course of action would be to have the vehicle scanned and retrieve the ABS codes. Typically, you can take the vehicle to your local auto parts store and have them scan and provide you with the ABS codes. This can help with the diagnostics.

Here is helpful video of how to scan for ABS codes:

https://youtu.be/rTtAnsOlZU4

Take a look at this article, it covers the typical issues with the ABS system:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-warning-light-on-easy-repair-guide

Please let me know what you find.
Thank you.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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SQM, thanks for responding. I was actually able to scan the vehicle yesterday and I'll supply what I found.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Those codes primarily pointing to both rear sensors. Either faulty sensor or not getting proper voltage.
Did this just happen suddenly?

Sometime if water gets into the connectors, it can have similar issues.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it recently happened, within two or so weeks ago.
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Monday, November 8th, 2021 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I went today to get the TPMS checked on the vehicle and all sensors come back good. The technician reprogrammed the sensors but after some driving, the light still hasn't gone out.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Typically, the ABS light needs to be reset after any repair or programing performed. Do you know if they tried to reset the light?
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
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Well, we went to a technician who specializes in TPMS sensors. But I was with them in the car when they checked all the sensors and reset the low tire pressure light. Went to drive it around a bit and saw that the light still didn't turn off.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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It might be a good idea to scan for ABS codes again. When they reset everything, it is possible that some of the codes could be resolved.
From the sound of it this could be a wiring issue or an issue with the ABS module.
There was also a service bulletin for this vehicle due to issues with the rear ABS sensors. It was for the seal that goes over the sensor, which leaked and allowed water to enter and corrode the connectors.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Would the dealership work on this for free or at least a discounted rate, even if it's a service bulletin? I could check for codes again.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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Not sure about what the dealership would do, it will depend on what internal category that Kia has this bulletin listed under. Also, it is possible that this has already been performed.
Best option would be to call the local dealer and ask them. They will likely need your VIN.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM

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