Abs light, and awd off displayed on console simultaneously

driving today and awd off displayed on console, also abs light came on at same time. both went off by themselves, however driving again later in the day same thing happened. what is most likely the issue in your experience? thank you

My car has 63000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hello,
It sounds like you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor or an issue with your traction control module. The traction control module receives input from wheel speed sensors located at each of your wheels. When these sensors are faulty, this can cause the light to come on and may inadvertently cause the traction control to engage. The ABS system is also controlled in the same manner and can also cause the ABS light to come on in a situation where this is engaged for any reason. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to perform an inspection on your vehicle to determine what may be causing this.

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There could be a wheel speed sensor that could have failed and is not functioning properly that is causing the ABS and AWD lights to come on.
Because the ABS and traction control often share the same module, a problem with one mechanism might be indicated by a light for both. If the brake system is malfunctioning, the traction control light might come on as a result. The light for your ABS might also come on if the brake fluid is low.
Don`t ignore those flashing ABS and traction control warning lights on your car`s dashboard. They indicate that something is wrong with your vehicle`s braking system, requiring immediate attention. The sooner you take action, the better, as the damage could become more severe, leading to costly repairs.
How do I fix my traction control light? Quickly depress the gas pedal three times. Next, fully engage your engine and let it run for a minute. If there is no underlying issue with your traction control system, the TCS and ABS lights should reset and disappear.
The All-Wheel Drive Off message can appear in the driver information center (DIC). When the DIC displays this alert, it means that the rear drive system is overheating, and the all-wheel drive (AWD) system has been disabled.
ABS systems work in conjunction with AWD. It helps to slow down the wheel speed when their is limited grip. AWD may work but it`s not going to work as intended. The abs system needs to work correctly in order for the traction control and AWD to work.
The primary input of the TCS is the wheel speed sensor. These sensors continuously monitor the speed of each driven wheel and send the data to the ABS and Traction Control System ECU. When a slip is detected between the tire and the road, the TCS regulates brake pressure on the slipping wheel.
One reason your vehicle`s ABS light is on is because it may be sensing abnormally low levels of brake fluid. You`ll be able to notice if your brake fluid is low by the way your car brakes.
The ABS or traction control system may be inadvertently activated by these false or inaccurate signals. There is a good chance that during the course of having the tires changed, the wheel sensors may have been bumped or moved causing them to trigger the ABS light to come on.
Make sure that the StabiliTrak button hasn`t been accidentally pressed and has no signs of damage, such as from water. With your Terrain off and in park, calmly turn your steering wheel clockwise all the way, followed by turning it counterclockwise all the way. Wait 15 seconds before starting the vehicle.
If the TCS and the ABS warning lights both come on, along with the red main brake warning light, you should not drive the car until the problem has been fixed. Your entire braking system is affected, and may not be able to stop your vehicle when you need it to. Have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
Resetting Your ABS Dashboard Warning Light

Step One: Disconnect the positive cable from your car battery. Then, hold down the brake pedal to drain the vehicle`s electrical system. This will result in a reset of the car`s central computer. Plug the cable back in to restore power.

If the TCS and the ABS warning lights both come on, along with the red main brake warning light, you should not drive the car until the problem has been fixed. Your entire braking system is affected, and may not be able to stop your vehicle when you need it to. Have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
All-Wheel Drive: For vehicles equipped with AWD, a blinking indicator light means that the system has overheated or malfunctioned and requires immediate service. A steady light means the system is engaged.

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ANSWER : Hello,
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