How Long Does a Yaw Rate Sensor Last?

While taking a curve at a high rate of speed seems like fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Luckily, there are a number of systems on a car that can make taking hairpin turns quickly much safer. The yaw rate sensor is part of the stability system of a vehicle. If the car begins to tilt too much during a turn, then the yaw sensor will relay this to the engine computer. The computer will then apply the brakes on more than one wheel in order to reduce the chance of a rollover accident. Every time that you are driving your car, this sensor will have to work to ensure that the car is not leaning too badly.

Nearly every sensor on a car, including the yaw rate sensor, is designed to last forever. The heat and the moisture that this sensor is exposed to on a regular basis. This type of exposure can make it very hard to keep it running. The heat will start to burn the wires on the inside of the sensor, which will usually lead to it going bad. When you begin to notice that this sensor is going bad, you will need to act quickly.

Leaving this sensor in a state of disrepair can result in you being put in a lot of danger. Without a yaw sensor, a car would lean and like tip over when trying to take steep curves. Replacing this sensor is not easy due to where it is located on a vehicle. Having a professional touch on a project like this will help to ensure that it is successful. Professionals will have no trouble finding and fixing the issues that your yaw control sensor has.

The following are some of things you will notice when there is a bad yaw rate sensor is going bad:

  • The Stability Control Light is on
  • The car feels very loose when driving it
  • The indicator lights for the stability system may come on occasionally

The faster you are able to get your damaged yaw rate sensor fixed, the safer it will be to drive your car at top speeds. A professional will be able to get the right replacement part chosen quickly.


Next Step

Schedule Yaw Rate Sensor Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Yaw Rate Sensor Replacement. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Yaw Rate Sensor Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(169,816)

Rating Summary
159,374
5,600
1,163
825
2,854
159,374
5,600
1,163
825
2,854

Robert

31 years of experience
641 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Toyota Camry L4-2.2L - Starter - Los Altos, California

Jason

24 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
24 years of experience
Cadillac Eldorado V8-4.6L - Alternator - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jason was very professional and knowledgeable. We received excellent service and were very pleased with the price. We will definitely rely on him for any future repairs.

Jerome

24 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
24 years of experience
Hyundai Genesis V8-5.0L - Alternator Repair - Baltimore, Maryland
Jerome arrived a little late but I believe he did a good job replacing the alternator in my Genesis. He was not, however, as careful as I would have liked. Several of the fasteners on the cowling at the top back of the protective cowling are now missing. When I opened the hood after he left I also found that he had not replaced the cover over the jump-start connections. It had been left on top of the engine cover. Since he left, the car has lost ALL electrical power three times. I will be calling for advice on that.

Jay

23 years of experience
134 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
Hyundai Accent L4-1.6L - Exterior Door Handle Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Jay was on time, very professional, friendly, and patiently answered all of my questions.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

How to Replace a Fuel Rail Sensor
The fuel system has a fuel rail sensor which fails when the engine operates erratically, has difficulty starting, or the Check Engine Light comes on.
How to Replace a Manifold Temperature Sensor
Signs of a failing manifold temperature sensor include rough idling and a rough running engine, and may result in a failed emissions test.
How to Replace a Camshaft Position Sensor
Camshaft position sensors determine the position of the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft to control the fuel injector.

Related questions

10 amp fuse keeps blowing

Hello. If your meter fuse is blowing when you put the vehicle into drive then it is likely that your vehicle has some sort of wiring issue. If the issue occurs when you shift into drive, then it is likely...

Reduced engine power

Hi. The first task is to extract problem codes. Whether the Check Engine light is on or not. The most common source of the "reduced power" for these GM engines is either the wiring connector to the throttle body (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/throttle-body-replacement)...

Possible timing chain replacement.

The code P0015 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0015-obd-ii-trouble-code-camshaft-position-b-timing-over-retarded-bank-1-by-jay-safford) could be coming up for the following issues. ____________________________ The camshaft(s) have incorrect timing intake timing control valve control solenoid system has wiring problems Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber The timing valve control...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com