Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The car involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 3GNBABDB6A_. Please include repairing this issue in the recall of 2010 Hhr vehicles. This is the most recent of multiple incidents where the electronic stability control (esc) activates while traveling straight on dry pavement at speeds between 15 and 30 mph. As a chime sounds, and a message is flashed on the display, the vehicle briefly loses steering and pulls to the right while brake is involuntarily activated. On this occasion, the servicer found the female connectors to the abs speed sensor were not making proper contact. He crimped the new ones tightly when installing the replacement ends. The service advisor admitted that my car is not the only one with this issue, he had seen this problem repeatedly. After turning the car off and restarting, the car continues normally. Fortunately, this has not yet caused an accident. The dealer has variously attributed the problem to mismatched tires (replaced with all new), bad hubs (both replaced), bad speed sensors (replaced), bad alignment (fixed) and a wrongly calibrated steering position sensor (re-calibrated). The vehicle has been towed, repaired repeatedly, and the problem is back again. It was Thursday, December 12, 2013 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle is a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GNBABDB6A_. For the second time in a week, the vehicle is being serviced because the electronic stability control (esc) activated several times since the last service while traveling straight on dry pavement at speeds between 15 and 30 mph. The vehicle briefly loses steering and pulls to the right while brake is involuntarily activated. After turning the car off and restarting, the car continues normally. Fortunately, this has not yet caused an accident. On this occasion, the dealer could not duplicate the problem. The dealer has variously attributed the problem to mismatched tires (replaced with all new), bad hubs (both replaced), bad speed sensors (replaced), bad alignment (fixed) and a wrongly calibrated steering position sensor (re-calibrated). The vehicle has been towed, repaired repeatedly, and the problem is back again. This needs to be elevated to a recall. The failure date was May. 28, 2013.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The car had a crash. This is an extremely serious matter that they need to address by Chrysler and the NHTSA immediately. They need recall all of these vehicles before me or my family members or some innocent people are killed due to this defective braking issue. My initial date that this started happening was about a year ago. Although as of the end of 2011 the brake failure began to happen more frequently. I have a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica which has about 100,000 miles on the vehicle. The abs light comes on and goes off all the time. Sometimes it stays on for long periods of time as well and does not reset even after turning the car off. I loose breaking power when this happens as it feels like the brakes are shaking, grabbing, slipping and grinding. It now takes greater distance to stop my vehicle. The feeling is very much life threatening to me and my family as if we are being dragged to our death. It is not a safe feeling, I have to drive my children to and from their activities and school. A complete brake failure happened today 5/20/12 while I was driving with my kids and I almost had a head on collision. I am afraid to drive this vehicle. I do not know if it will actually stop when I apply the brake. I have been researching the problem and have found dozens of others that are having the same problem with their abs light. Many are having speed sensors replaced without fixing the problem others are being told that they need brakes and other electronic components. Chrysler is ignoring the problem and that brakes failure is a serious problem. God please, I do not want to end up having another accident with them in the car as it happened today one today. It really concerns me that there has not been a recall on this vehicle yet. I am pleading to please, please, please, take this problem seriously and to save lives of these many owners and families of the 2006 Pacifica. It was 01/10/11 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. I have been getting an abs light on my 2006 Pacifica. When it is on the brakes shake and grab. When the abs light is off they are fine. I have been researching the problem and have found dozens of others that are having the same problem with their abs fort Pacificas. Many are having speed sensors replaced without fixing the problem others are bieng told that they need brakes and other electronic components. I think Chrysler is ignoring the probelm and that brakes that are intermiittent is a serious problem. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred Sunday, Mar. 13, 2011.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2D4GP44L87_. 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to problem with tie rods
also, the abs sensor was replaced. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on Sep. 1, 2011.
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The vehicle involved is a 2001 Dodge Durango. Vehicle would give off a warning light for the abs system intermittently. While driving approximately at a speed of 55 mph, the light came on. The driver need to apply normal braking action for traffic. Vehicle pulled slightly to the right. Driver corrected, then vehicle went into an uncontrolled slide where rear of vehicle slid to left of driver until vehicle was turned 180 degrees opposite original direction, and proceeded to slide off hwy coming to rest in field. Vehicle stayed upright and incurred no obvious damage. Driver drove vehicle approx. 5-6 miles after that without incident and abs light was out during that remaining time. Vehicle towed to repair shop. Repair technician ran codes from the vehicle computer and ascertained that both the the abs module and speed sensor of rear wheel needed replacement. Original parts should be available for inspection. It was Sat., Jul. 30, 2011 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 2012 Ford Expedition. After engaging the 4x4 via the dashboard control knob the "service advance track" message was shown in the instrument cluster. The 4x4 was disengaged and the vehicle was then stopped. The indicator lights for the abs, stability control and 4x4 were then illuminated on the instrument cluster. The vehicle was restarted and at this point all stability control, anti-lock brakes and other powertrain safety features were completely inoperable and/or disabled. The vehicle was serviced and a failure of the wheel speed sensor was noted. This issue happened on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
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The vehicle is a 2000 Ford Windstar. The VIN of this vehicle was 2FMZA5141Y_. The abs light has been going on and off for no reason. I took it to a mechanic and they said the only code that was affecting the light was the front right tire speed sensor which we replaced and the code went away. The cruise control dosent work and the light comes on and breaking is sometimes much more difficult when slick/wet and liable to cause an accident. The mechanic told me my vehicle was included in the Ford recall from 6/2012 relatingn to abs light and diagnostic trouble code c1185. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on 09/14/2011.
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Tl - the vehicle is a 2003 GMC Yukon denali xl. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the abs engaged without any warnings. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the speed sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 176,000. Pm. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred 03/12/14.
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The car is a 2002 GMC Sierra. The vehicle had a crash. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Sierra is 2GTEK19T22_. The accident happened in a parking lot. As I was turning at the end of row of parked vehicles ,a pick-up truck was backing out of a parking place. I applied the brakes but there was no response only a ratcheting noise coming from the front end of my pick-up. I put the truck in neutral but it continued to go forward until my truck ran into the other one. This happened at a very low speed but there was still quite a bit of damage to the trucks. It almost felt like the truck was being pulled forward on its own. I got my truck in to a mechanic and he replaced the left front wheel speed sensor. This accident was small but I could just as easily run into someone in a wheelchair or someone that could not get out of the way. I found out later that the truck was recalled before I owned it (at 43000 miles) for the same problem. The truck now has 103000 miles on it and it appears that the original problem has not been solved. It was Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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Consumer has a 2008 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated while driving at various speeds the tire pressure, vsa and abs warning light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the rear driver and passenger's side wheel sensors were replaced. After the repair the failure still recurred. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000. This issue happened on May. 21, 2009.
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The vehicle involved is a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, he heard a grounding sound coming for the driver side wheel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07v399000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:wheel speed sensor). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 125,000. The failure date was Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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The car involved was a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz. While driving down the highway (approx. Speeds of 65 mph), while raining, the vehicle started to stutter, speedometer jumped around, and the esc off, abs and awd warning lights flashed and then stayed on. Once the lights stayed on (no longer flashing) it seemed as though the vehicle drove "normal. " after a day of driving with the lights on they would turn off and problem wouldn't come on again until their was some sort of moisture/precipitation happening; and then once dry would turn off again. Had dealer check vehicle (at the time of check no lights/symptoms occurring) and they said it required a new hecu unit and a new wheel speed sensor (approx. Cost $3,200). They could neither explain why it only happened when it was wet and did not want to troubleshoot beyond the basic code check. Hyundai was contacted and they offered no help - it was only 1,000 over warranty by the time we were able to have it looked at by dealer (which also took 2 weeks to set up appointment with Hyundai tech). Dealer cleared codes and put dielectric grease on the connections. Had no problems for 7 months, and then problem reappeared. Only now the problem is a severe safety risk to myself and others around me. There is no telling (can occur at any speed and doesn't matter how long car has been on or how far driven) when the systems mentioned will fail, and when the lights start flashing I have no ability to accelerate the vehicle until all the lights turn steady and stay on. If this were to happen when pulling out/across traffic it could turn fatal. A quick check on the internet and one will find a host of complaints relating to this same problem. A recall needs to be issued before someone is injured!. This issue happened on Saturday, May. 25, 2013.
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The car involved was a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5NPET46C89_. I had to replace the rear brake pads and rotors. The rotors were warped from the pads constantly rubbing on them. Clearly there is a problem here with the number of complaints I see. My mechanic could not believe the damage done to the rotors and told me the front brakes usually wear first. I have also had the vehicle in twice for the rough done shifting that occurs when the vehicle is cold. The dealership reprogrammed the transmission both times but that did not solve the problem. I also had a problem with the esc light staying on but the dealership replaced the rear wheel speed sensor. The failure date was 04/18/13.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4GL48KX6_. 2006 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to suspension system failure. The consumer stated he granddaughter drove the vehicle to the store, however, when she returned, the vehicle wouldn't move. When she tried to backup, the right front suspension collapsed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The service writer stated the underside looked rusty. An inspection revealed, the right front control arm had collapsed. The brake line and wheel speed sensor were replaced. Also, the serpentine belt was cracked and had to be replaced. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on Monday, Jun. 10, 2013.
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Crash was involved with this problem. The Jeep Patriot has an issue with the abs ecu programing. When the abs wheel speed sensor faults the ecu detects it as a wheel speed change. Activating the abs breaks. Unlike every other car when the sensor is faulting it should just simply turn off the abs system and display a fault code. This is dangerous and almost caused me an accident when the brakes started activating on their own. It was 05/30/2013 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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The car involved was a 1999 Land Rover Discovery Ii. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is SALTY1245X_. 1999 Land Rover discovery series 2. The consumer stated that the wheel speed sensor for the abs unit showed a default which disabled the abs. The consumer took the vehicle to dealership, and they would not use the original parts to replace the wheel speed sensor. They have manufactured three different parts. This only happened on the passenger's side front wheel speed sensor. This has been fixed three times. The manufacturer stated that the problem was not a defect in manufacturing. This problem had been occurring for six months to a year, the consumer was not sure of the date. (11/17/05). This issue happened on 10/01/04.
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Consumer owns a 2000 Land Rover Discovery. He stated that while driving 10mph when the abs ,traction and hill light came on he felt slippage on the front right tire whenever he engaged the brakes. The dealer stated that he needed a new right hand wheel speed sensor and an ecu on the vehicle. Recall NHTSA campaign id number: 02v022000 component: service brakes, hydraulic:antilock is related to the failure; however, the dealer stated that the VIN was not included. The vehicle will be repaired at the owners expense for $1,200. 00. For one week the dealer has been repairing the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 101,000. It was Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue happened.
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The vehicle involved is a 1999 Lexus Rx300. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Lexus Rx300 is JT6HF10UXX_. The wheels of a 1999 Rx300 locked up at highway speed causing the vehicle to spin 220 degrees and crash into a drainage ditch. Transfer case was replaced by dealer/insurance CO. Abs sensors are rusting at the wheels and require repair after only 23 months/27k miles since the last abs sensor overhaul. Lexus has the transfer case. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred December 24, 2007.
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Consumer has a 2007 Lincoln Navigator. While driving 40 mph, the contact heard a clunking noise and the abs activated without warning. The dealer stated that the abs sensor caused the failure. They replaced the sensor; however, the failure recurred. As of December 13, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 22,000. Updated 01-10-08. The consumer stated the problem has occurred 4 additional times. Updated 12/31/07. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on Apr. 1, 2007.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Lincoln Navigator. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5LMFL28507_. Make: Lincoln
issue: complete brakes failure
on several occasions, the brakes have completely failed. We have observed that generally this failures occurs when the vehicle is going downhill at about 30 - 45 mph speed. The problem suddenly appears with no prior indication of anything malfunctioning, lasts for several seconds and then disappears. Problem description:
at speeds mentioned above, the antiskid light comes on with whirring / grinding noises and the brakes do not respond when the brake pedal is pushed. The conditions remains for several seconds, usually about 5 - 10 seconds periods when the brakes do not work at all. Afterwards, the brakes start to work normally. The dealership has not been able to reproduce this condition and diagnose any issues, although this very problem has been reported and discussed by other owners in various forums on the internet. Not being able to stop the car will result in an accident causing serious injuries and death. The dealership replaced the master cylinder and the brake booster. However, other Lincoln Navigator owners have reported the issue to be related to the speed sensors. Replacement of master cylinder and the brake booster has not fixed the issue. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred Feb. 25, 2010.
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The car is a 2000 Mercedes Benz Clk430. I own a 2001 mercedes-benz Clk430. I have been experiencing intermittent sporadic failure of the abs, bas, esp systems when I apply the brake. On occasions the gas pedal sticks and the car speeds up to dangerous speed. The car has to be put in neutral and once stop and restart, it would run normal again, and the car shows "no malfunction". Recently on July of 2013, while I was driving on the freeway and the car sped up on it own and almost went out of control. When I apply the brake abs/bas/esp reported as failed, but the car did stop when I put in neutral and apply the brake. I took to mercedes-benz and they said they don't see any problem. I told them I want them to run the "computer diagnosis" and I want them to give me the report. Below are a few of the safety system failures that are on the report: etc - electronic transmission control code 120 the front right wheel speed of the traction system is sporadically implausible code 121 the front left wheel speed of the traction system is sporadically implausible me2-sfi - motor electronics 2. 8 code p20dd-001 b37 (accelerator pedal sensor) : signal 1 / short circuit to possitive / potentionmeter above maximum value (p0123) esp - electronic stability program code c1504-009 the system is switched off. Code c1100-001 l6/1 (left front speed sensor) code c1101-001 l6/2 (right front speed sensor) ezs - electronic ignition switch code b1156-005 the control unit has short circuit to ground or open circuit. Tele aid [USA] - telematic system code n1100 no signal is received from the right-side speed sensors. Code n1101 no signal is received from the left-side speed sensors. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on Friday, Aug. 2, 2002.. Read more...
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The car involved is a 2001 Mercedes Benz Ml320. 2001 mercedes Ml320. Consumer states right front wheel locks up and starts to slide while driving and then comes to a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer stated they could replace some sensors, but couldn't guarantee it would solve the problem. The failure date was Wed., Jun. 1, 2011.
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The vehicle involved is a 2007 Mercury Mariner. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mercury Mariner is 4M2YU91107_. The "vehicle speed sensor" failed prematurely, causing the abs to disable. Item was inspected and repaired by a Ford mechanic and he advised this was premature failure not caused by abuse. This problem occurred on Apr. 13, 2010.
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer awd 4. 0l. We purchased our Mountaineer in June of 2004, with 22,000 miles on the odometer. Approximately 300 miles into our ownership, we experienced a front bearing wine. Dealership covered defect under 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty. Other defects covered. . . Replacement of the rear speed sensor at 23,454 miles. A 2nd abs problem required a new actuator speed control switch assembly at 28,419 miles. Transmission shift solenoid replaced at 32,075 miles. Driver side passenger window motor replaced at 33,443 miles. Recall on rear glass hatch lift struts at 27,379 miles. January 23, 2006 our Mountaineer now has 42,777 miles on the odometer. We noticed a low pitch noise starting at 25-30 mph and becoming higher in pitch at higher speeds. Our local Lincoln / Mercury dealership service advisor determined we had a faulty rear axle ring & pinion gear set. They rebuilt our rear axle using the VIN # to determine actual bill of sales date, which was June of 2003. This gave us a warranty until June of 2006 thus nearing the end of our 36 months warranty. We regretfully admit paying a $200. 00 deductible the dealership asked for. We drove off with our newly rebuilt axle in our Mountaineer. Our noisy axle never went away. The dealership blamed this due to worn and noisy tires. We replaced these tires at 47,500 miles or 4,500 miles after the original axle noise complaint with no real apparent change to our noisy problem. Our Mercury Mountaineer went back into the shop at 48,300 miles with a noise still distinctive from the rear. Again our local Mercury dealership took a look at the SUV with the service manager riding in the vehicle. His comment. . . Sounds like an on-going rear axle issue. He would check with his district manager about replacing the entire axle assembly this time around. They contacted us by phone the next day. They didn't believe it was the axle, but one of the rear outer hub wheel bearing assemblies. It would cost us $270. 00. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred Friday, July 21, 2006.
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The car involved was a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was driving highway speed when there was a weird noise and my abs light came on. I had to run an errand and when I got back in the car, my service engine light was on. I had my state emissions test and in turned failed because the service engine light is on. I took the car to the dealership and it was determined that the rear speed sensor malfunctions which has in turn caused my abs light and the abs light caused my service engine. The dealer says that there is nothing wrong with the brakes or abs and no reason to have failed emissions. I'm working to replace the speed sensor. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on 06/01/12.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. The VIN of this vehicle is 4A3AA46H51_. Car shimmies when applying the brakes. The speed sensor (I think) was replaced once, new brake pads were installed. The rotors were not checked or replaced. The failure date was Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.
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The car was a 2007 Nissan Frontier. I was told that my vehicle does not have a recall due to the VIN but yet when I went on the safecar. Gov website and the issue's that I am having with my truck is what is on the list. What I don't understand why the place that I get it repair will not honor this. I have the abs/vdc wheel speed sensor and the fuel gauge issues. This problem occurred on 04/12/14.
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The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Sentra. In November I was driving on the highway for 30 minutes, next thing I know is that I have no power in the engine. The car would not go higher than 20 miles and the revolutions on the motor were as high as 5,000rpm. I lost control of the car because I could not accelerate and I could not stop the car because the brakes were very hard and unresponsive. I could not move the car, it felt like the car had the brake pedal push all the way with emergency brake, I tried to accelerate but it did not move. Had to tow the car to the Nissan dealer service department. After 1 week, the service guys told me the problem was the outpeed speed sensor. After 3 days of using the repaired car, the car did the same thing only this time I almost crashed with another car because I lost control of the car again and the car almost got on fire. From the engine compartment you could see smoke coming out. Had to tow the car again to the Nissan dealer service department with no result because they could not replicate problem. The car did the same to me 2 more times and this time the dealer decided to replace the cvt transmission which I have read they have a lot of problems and because of that Nissan extended the warranty to 10 year 120k miles. After the transmission was replaced I used the car for about 1 month and the car in February did the same again. No engine power, unresponsive brakes, high rpm and smoke coming out from the engine compartment. Until when will I have to deal with this problem??? when will Nissan correct or recall these transmissions, when a life is lost? I took the car more than 4 times before they decided to replace and fix the problem. I'm going back again to Nissan, how many times will this time will be? I have lost more than 3 months with this issue and still the car is not working. Nissan does not have a safety recall and don't seem to take seriously the problem. This problem occurred on Nov. 5, 2011.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) is YS3FH41U76_. My 2006 SAAB 9-3 aero has a series of unpredictable braking motions. I have had the braking sensor assembly replaced - however brake pressure and control are unpredictable. Letting up on the brake slowly results in a loss of all brake pressure in a non-progressive fashion. There are also times that only by pushing the brake pedal all the way down to the stop that the car can be held in place when idling. This issue happened on 01/06/2008.
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The vehicle involved is a 2003 Subaru Impreza. The abs program installed on this car (wrx) is extremely sensitive. Snow covered roads require extreme care because the abs engages ay too easily, resulting in very little stopping power. One time I was making a 90 degree left turn on wet asphalt; I had to brake suddenly. The abs didn't understand and the right side locked for one sec and I drifted off line, barely missing a median. Forget about receiving maximum braking power over any undulating surface (even on a straight roadway), abs intrudes and stopping distance is severely compromised. Nothing has resulted as of today, but who knows what the future will bring. Most drivers will be thrown out by the intrusiveness of the abs program. Conversely, a better than average driver will almost be able to avoid this scenario entirely. I discussed the deal with a dealer and they told me it was all normal. I agree, but the abs is still way too sensitive, and I have proof. I had a wheel speed sensor go out on my right rear side which disabled my abs. I drove the car for a few months afterward and the brakes were much more predictable and twice as easy to modulate. I was enjoying a non-abs car so much that I actually told the dealer it was no big deal and I would get it fixed once I fully understood the system. I eventually got the wheel speed sensor replaced and all is well, except for the fact that abs is still extremely intusive. I now have performance tires on the car and I still can't maximize their ability!. This issue happened on 07/04/03.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Toyota Yaris. As I was driving this past winter the abs required maintenance and parking brake came illuminated at the same time. I thought it might have been a frozen connector since the winter has been very cold and bad this year. The speed sensor pig tail and the rear wheel bearing went out. This part was coroded and full of dirt and grime. Even the wires were disengrated. This has happened to other Yaris owners to that I have read on here. This should be a recall. Aproximate cost of fixing this problem is 600. 00. It was Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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The car involved was a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTLKE50E08_. After a snowstorm, my abs, vsc, stability control and traction control lights came on. Stayed on. Took to mechanic, they went out. He suspects ice build up. Ran scan. It shows right rear wheel sensor problem. Lights come on intermittently. Son's car is in shop for gm ignition recall for over a month now. So he drove my scion to college. Called me and said lights were on again. I called mechanic, he feels it could be wheel bearing or speed sensor in that wheel, either rust or corrosion due to intermittent lights. He checked it again. Now vsc and traction lights are on anytime car is drive. I am taking it in today for wheel bearing replacement. After reading multiple complaints on this site, I am very upset and disappointed in what I thought was my dream car!!! Toyota needs to issue a recall and fix this problem immediately!. The failure date was 12/16/13.
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The car involved was a 2006 Volkswagen Gti. The VIN of this vehicle was WVWFV71K56_. Car started to exhibit intermittent abs faults which was indicated by dash mil and the following fault codes: transmission module 18255 - please check dtc memory of abs controller abs brakes 00290 - abs wheel speed sensor; rear left (g46) 012 - electrical fault in circuit - intermittent 00290 - abs wheel speed sensor; rear left (g46) 008 - implausible signal - intermittent with the codes present both abs and electronic stability control are disabled. The safety complaint however is that the automatic transmission control is periodically locked out. When at speed (60+ mph) the automatic transmission will shift into neutral. Manual gear select will not put the car back into a drive gear. Dash gear indicator will indicate 6th gear. At lower speeds (~25 mph) the transmission will periodically lock in second gear and will not shift to a higher gear. Manual gear selection also fails. Problem sometimes will not clear despite restarting the car multiple times. There are no indications of an actual transmission problem. The cause seems to be software override of the transmission due to incorrect abs module data. (transmission software seems to think the car is in a skid and is holding gear). So far the abs module,wheel speed sensor, and tone ring have been replaced. Condition is still present. When the transmission problem is present shift lock also does not work. The dealer is currently in the process of replacing the wiring harnesses. It was Dec. 13, 2013 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. Intermittently abs light comes on and stays on - at times for minutes, other times hours, even days; then goes off. At times it goes off with intervention as described below; other times by itself. At times the abs light turns on just prior to braking at low speeds/coasting; other times immediately after braking, sometimes along with a noise and brake pedal sinks slightly under my foot prior to brake being applied. Other times the light comes on while driving on the expressway or city streets. Since 12/2006 have taken to dealer numerous occasions and 2 other repair facilities with abs light on, diagnostics always show code 00283, left front speed sensor malfunction, and sensor replaced numerous times. Abs control module replaced 6/2009 at suggestion of dealer (requested old part and in my possession) to remedy problem, but abs light has come on again twice in 7/2009. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred Friday, December 15, 2006.
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The car is a 1998 Volvo V70. I bought this car used with less than 35k miles in Feb 2002. Problem was a frozen right front brake caliper and a faulty right rear wheel speed sensor which engages the abs unnecessarily/randomly. This did not happen for about a year after owning the car. I have been told by my mechanic that the rear wheel speed sensor failure appears to be quite common because he has seen it in many of the same cars. The part that is used to replace it is also a different part number which leads me to believe that Volvo is most likely aware of this problem as well but have never issued a recall. There were many other problems with the car such as barometric pressure sensor failure, upper motor mount requiring replacing, ac sensor failure, wheel bearing, etc. All within the period of 1 year but none of these things affected the safety/braking of the car so I do not consider that truly dangerous. Those issues involve aggravation and money, not safety. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred Saturday, Apr. 5, 2003.
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The VIN of this vehicle is YV1TS90D0Y_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2000 Volvo S80. The contact stated that the trans signal (alert to the abs and speed sensor) would alter the abs and all of the instrument panel lights would illuminate. He had not noticed any performance issues with the vehicle due to the failure. He took the vehicle to a repair shop for diagnostic testing. The results produced six codes and indicated that the speed sensor was also a part of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 06v441000. The current mileage was 122,944 and failure mileage was approximately 122,000. This problem occurred on Feb. 15, 2009.
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The car is a 2000 Audi S4. Crash was involved with the Audi S4. The VIN of this S4 is WAUDD68D5Y_. Audi USA has engineering control and were contacted and present during repair. Under very icy conditions on straight road, during acceleration from very slow speed, vehicle pitched into oversteer condition. Not entirely unexpected, but after a difficult recovery, when all seemed ok, it oversteered again quite violently. This was again recovered, but it appeared that there was an abs brake input , certainly not of my doing. The third cycle was more severe, and I left the road. Neither the brake nor throttle were touched during the whole cycle, but steering inputs were powerful as I attempted to save the day. The separateness of the cycles alerted me to the possibility that the wheel speed sensors had detected a differential speed and applied the brakes. Audi refuses to release any data on the operation of their abs system, and the volatile computer data has gone. . It is noteworthy that some of the control functions previously identified, electronic stability control, etc, are now embedded in the abs . The S4 did not have a stability control mechanism, it now does. This is a very powerful vehicle system, and if it should fail, the consumer should be able to know the criteria under which it should, could operate and/or fail. A years worth of communication has produced zero data from Audi. This issue happened on 11/15/1999.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Lacrosse is 2G4WD58248_. Tl-the vehicle involved is 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while the brakes were depressed the vehicle made a loud friction sound and the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnose that the front brake hub speed sensor, the wiring harness and the passenger air bag wiring connector terminal were defective and needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact mentioned that the driver side sun visor was defective and caused a blinding spot. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 20,500. Pmb. It was Tue., May. 1, 2012 when this brake antilock wheel speed sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle was a 2002 Buick Century. While driving approximately 60 mph the abs braking system and the track off warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that when the vehicle was turned off and back on the light did not illuminate instantly but came back on after driving a few miles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer . The technicians diagnosed the failure to be the speed sensor and the left front wheel hub that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 02/18/11
the consumer stated after six months, it was finally discovered the abs was not working properly. The consumer also stated replacing the wheel hub didn't fix the problem. The consumer stated the real problem was a wire harness that ran past a sharp edge under the air filter. The sharp edge cut into the brown or blue wire that came from the left wheel speed sensor which caused the trac off light to come on and the abs would become disables. Updated evoq 02/18/11. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on 06/05/10.
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The vehicle was a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G6DP57777_. Idn7-34821 I could not attach the pdf. November 2012 I was parallel parking and felt like my car slide before stopping. I had approximately 32,000 miles on it. About a week later I turned the wheel to park and again it felt like the car slid on something, the brakes made a noise, pulsated and didn't feel like they were going to stop. A day or so after that I went to park the car and this time the brakes pulsated, made a noise and would not stop. I was heading for a brick wall so I shifted the car into park. Each of these occurrences happened at speeds of approximately 5-10 mph when I went to park the car turning the wheel to the right. I took the car to the Cadillac dealer and they told me they didn't know of any recall, after checking the car they diagnosed it as a front wheel speed sensor electrical failure. They replaced the hub & charged me $725. 70. 3 weeks ago (August 2013) I went to park my car and started to feel the same pulsing of the brakes and sliding of the vehicle. A day later I was pulling into a parking space with my daughter & the car slid and the brakes pulsated my daughter immediately asked what happened she felt it too. On 9/6/13 I took my car with 35,630 miles on it to a different Cadillac dealer they diagnosed it with several codes & replaced the electronic brake control module charging me $1,434. 87. I picked the car up on 9/9/13 on 9/10/13 the same exact problem happened again. I emailed Cadillac customer assistance 9/10/13 abigail called me on 9/11/13 & said they would contact me when to take it back to the dealer. I drove the car 1 more time and the same thing happened pulling into my garage. 9/16/13 gerald called to see if the problem was fixed I told him I was still waiting to hear from someone to bring it in to be repaired again, he said the customer care specialist would call me within 24 hours & I have heard nothing. This brake antilock wheel speed sensor problem happened on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
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The car involved was a 2004 Cadillac Cts. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G6DM57764_. Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. Always at a low speed. This issue happened on Thursday, September 13, 2012.. Read more...
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|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Disc problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||
|Brake Sensor problems||
|Abs Brake Fail problems||
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems||
|Brake Grinding Noise problems||