ABS motor caution

This TSB applies to 2006-2007 Mazda MX-5 and 2007 CX-7 vehicles. When operating the ABS/DSC motor using the active command function on M-MDS (Mazda Modular Diagnostic System), do not allow the motor to operate for more than 15 minutes. If the ABS/DSC motor is allowed to operate for more than 15 minutes, the motor temperature will increase and the protection circuit functions and disables ABS/DSC motor operation. If this occurs, the ABS and brake warning lights illuminate and DTC C1096 is stored in memory.

This symptom is not a problem and can be corrected using the following procedure:

  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF, then restart the engine. Drive the vehicle at a very low speed, then confirm that the ABS warning light and the brake warning light have both gone off (ABS and brake warning lights will normally illuminate during bulb check when the engine is started).
  2. Delete the DTC code using M-MDS.
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