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Q: Check engine light came on. Had it checked and it was a right wheel speed sensor. Showed code error. Is this a serious problem?

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Check engine light came on. Had it checked and it was a right wheel speed sensor. Showed code error. Is this a serious problem?

My car has 117000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. With a failed wh...

Hi, thanks for writing in. With a failed wheel speed sensor, your anti-lock brakes, traction control and/or stability control systems will not function properly. These systems rely on wheel speed sensors to determine when and if braking needs to be applied to a specific wheel. If you'd like help with this replacement, one of our mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the replacement.

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