Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Reocurring wheel speed sensor failure

asked by on

The wheel speed sensor go bad too often

My car has 353569 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hey there. As you may know, these sensors m...

Hey there. As you may know, these sensors monitor wheel speed for a variety of the car's onboard systems such as the traction control, ABS, and other systems. When wheel speed sensors go bad, they can cause many problems with inaccurate warning lights coming on as well as inadvertent engagement of those systems. It would be important to get additional details about symptoms - either drivability issues or visual issues - in order to get an accurate diagnosis of the issue. I suggest having an expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to your location to take a look at each of the four wheels on your car to determine what may be causing this reoccurring problem with the sensors. This may be something related to other components misaligned causing them to fail prematurely.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Do you need to change the rotor when the brake pads needs to be replaced for the front and rear?

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Mercedes-Benz ML350. It is recommended to replace it if the rotor surface is worn, damaged, or is too thin. Typically I would always recommend replacing the rotors anytime the pads are changed. By...

Q: Cyclic noise when it runs

Cycling noises are common in cars with low refrigerant levels. When the refrigerant is low, the A/C system has a pressure sensor that turns the compressor off to avoid damaging it. Once the pressure gets to a good point again,...

Q: my honda fit continously flicks on drive gear when driving.auto diagonostic machine says output shaft speed.sensor

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It won't matter what type of oil was put in the gear box as long as the viscosity was the same. You can try replacing the oil and see if it makes any difference,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.