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: July 4, 2018
All 2012 and newer vehicles are required to have stability control, so they also have ABS and traction control. Many older cars also have some or all of those features. The ABS light (usually yellow, amber or orange) should come on briefly every time you start your car as part of a system check. If the light stays on, that means something isn't working and the system has been shut down.
With other electrically powered features, the cause (and the fix) may not be so simple. Because of that, if any electric accessory stops working it's a good idea to first check whether a fuse that protects the circuit it's on has blown. The owners manual should show where a fuse for a particular feature is located (usually in a side panel below the dashboard near the driver's seat or under the hood). If you're handy with a multimeter that measures voltage, resistance and other things, you may be able to diagnose some of your own electrical problems. However, because they can be difficult for professionals to find and fix, they might be even harder for amateur technicians to solve.