How Long Does an ABS Speed Sensor Last?

ABS braking systems are common on most new cars. ABS works to control your car’s braking ability under difficult driving conditions that can make it challenging to gain traction. The system consists of valves, a controller, and a speed sensor, all of which work together to make sure that you can brake safely. The function of the speed sensor is to monitor the way the tires rotate, and make sure that the ABS system is triggered if there is any difference or slippage between the wheels. If the sensor does detect a difference, it sends a message to the controller, telling it to engage the ABS, overriding your manual braking.

You use your brakes every day, but your ABS seldom engages. However, since your ABS speed sensor is an electronic component, it is vulnerable to corrosion. You can usually expect to get 30,000 to 50,000 miles out of your ABS speed sensor – more if you don’t drive often, or if you live in an area where your car is seldom exposed to dirt, road salt, or other compounds that can cause damage to electronics.

Signs that your ABS speed sensor needs to be replaced include:

  • ABS light is on
  • Car slides when you brake hard
  • Check Engine Light comes on
  • Speedometer stops working

If you think that your ABS speed sensor is not working properly, you should have the problem diagnosed, and the ABS speed sensor replaced if necessary.


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Jeremy

20 years of experience
592 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Volkswagen CC L4-2.0L Turbo - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Jeremy replaced one of my rear ABS speed sensors on my VW CC 2013. He made sure to get the OEM part since that is the only compatible ABS sensor for my car. It's great to have a "personal" mechanic who is attentive to what the customer has to say, is conscientious and superbly delivers every time he had to face an issue with my car. I am pleased to recommend Jeremy to anybody who is searching for a great mechanic.
Volkswagen CC - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Inquisitive, methodical, persistent are some of the words that first come to mind when thinking about the excellent experience that I had with Jeremy's work on my car's (VW CC 2013) ABS issues. Jeremy is an outstanding mechanic and a thorough professional. I am pleased to give him my unqualified highest recommendation.

Jimmi

27 years of experience
231 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat L4-1.8L Turbo - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Orlando, Florida
Jimmi was on time and finished the two abs front sensors on my 2015 Passat. Cleared the ABS light. I will use him again in the near future. Thank you!
Mercedes-Benz C250 - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Winter Park, Florida
What's better than Great!!! Jimmi is!!!! I will always request him. I can tell he is really passionate about what he does.

Jonathan

35 years of experience
483 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 V6-3.5L - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Tampa, Florida
Jonathan was on time and finished the task without any issues. He recommended what else needs to be done. Will be scheduling those very soon.

Luke

17 years of experience
150 reviews
Luke
17 years of experience
BMW 135i L6-3.0L Turbo - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Round Rock, Texas
I was very satisfied with Luke's work. He was quick, efficient, and friendly. I would definitely recommend him in need of car repairs.

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