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ABS / traction control warning message

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Hi everybody !

2012 Volt here with 110 000km (68750mi)

I installed my winter tires and backing up from the driveway, the ABS warning (ABS maintenance) came on.

Took it to GM and Dealer tells me it's either the ABS valve (1400$ plus labor) or the ABS control module. Also, after I went home (they had to order parts) the message was not present anymore. I called back and they told me they disabled the warning.

I suspect that it could be minor because I had a hard time with a wheel stud and had to replace one. I could have interfered with a wheel sensor in a way...

My questions are :

-Can GM really disable the ABS systems or warning messages / lights ?
-Is there a way to cross-check this ?
-Is there a way I could perform a simple test procedure ?

Thank you all and have a great day !
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They could only reset the codes. The ABS can never be disabled. The only things that are disabled by your button on the ceiling are the Stabilitrac and Traction control, and those are automatically turned back on every time you restart the car.

Having one or two tires that are significantly different in size could quite likely have triggered the message, just as hitting potholes or bumps while braking will do the same thing.
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I don't think there is any problem here. It is not a coincidence that you got the warning after moving the car before changing all four tires. Did you happen to mention any of this activity to the dealer?
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