C1189 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes
C1189 – ABS Brake Booster
C1189 Possible Symptoms
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON,Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
C1189 Possible Causes
Faulty Brakes Booster,Faulty ABS Control Unit/Actuator,ABS Control Unit/Actuator harness is open or shorted,ABS Control Unit/Actuator circuit poor electrical connection
The Active Brake Booster consists of vacuum booster, an active booster control group and a delta stroke sensor. In case of brake booster system malfunction due to loss of vacuum the delta stroke sensor will signal the ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) that a booster failure has occurred. The active booster then applies supplemental force to the master cylinder relative to the amount of force exerted on the brake pedal.