Speed Sensor Problems in popular cars

Speed Sensor problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Speed Sensor problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Speed Sensor problem of Chevrolet Impala

Tl - consumer has a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while traveling at any speed the sensor had illuminated for reduced power intermittently. The contact stated that the acceleration pedal had to be pressed as the speed had reduced without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who reset the code and the failure recurred. The vehicle was further diagnosed that the throttle body sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was to be repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Dyd. The failure date was Mar. 3, 2014.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Chevrolet Impala

The reporting person owns a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the speed sensor failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The VIN was unavailable. This issue happened on Wed., Mar. 26, 2014.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle involved is a 2006 Chrysler 300. Back in September of 2011 when the car had 115260 miles on it, I had been having issues for some time with the car not shifting into higher gears when trying to pass someone on the road. The car seemed to want to stall but then would pick up and drive fine but it got to the point where the car would stick in a lower gear and not get over 58 miles per hour even if I had it floored. They replaced the valve body imput speed sensor for this at a tune of $1041. 99. Next issue with this car was a tie rod on the passenger side of the car. I kept hearing a knock noise that I just couldn't put my finger on but I told the guys at the garage that it sounded like it was coming from the front tire area on the passenger side. The mechanic said that the tie rod was getting ready to break. The current issue with this model for me is the fuel. I just had a vapor canister installed that did not solve the issue but it did get rid of a few of the problems. When I first started having problems with my car shutting down after a fill up, I thought the gas had water in it but it's not the gas. No matter what station I fill up at, I have the same symptoms. The car will drive fine for about 3 car lengths, then it will hesitate, choke, jump, try to die, jerk forward and then finally stall and shut itself off. Then it will take 3 or more tries to get the car to restart and it may do the same things over again for another block or two. The bottom line is, in the first 3 blocks of driving this car after a fill up, I can expect just about anything and I know for sure it will die on me if I fill it up. If I only put in 3/4 of a tank of gas or less, I am safe but if I let the pump kick off on its own, I'm in trouble. The only thing the vapor canister did was stop it from jumping and jerking, all the other symptoms are still there. This is very dangerous in traffic. This speed sensor problem happened on Thursday, September 1, 2011.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car is a 2002 Chrysler town and country. My 2002 town and country had to have a new transmission in 11/12. In June of this year, my speedometer quit working causing the transmission to shift hard. I took it to the transmission guy who replaced the speed sensor. It worked fine for a couple of weeks. Then my battery light came on suddenly. I had my battery checked and they said it was fine. They said I might need a new alternator. So I had a new alternator put in. The car did ok for about a couple of weeks, then the speedometer started jumping erratically. I took back to my transmission guy who said the speed sensor was fine. He thinks it may be due to a loose wire or a possibly damaged wire or corrosion. So far, no answers and my car is still undrivable. It jumps when I am stopped. It acts like its already in second gear or something. I am afraid to try to drive it as it is dangerous. Help! I can not afford to put more money into this. It cost too much to start with. 3. 8l v6 limited. I am a single mom with a child who has heart defects. I need reliable transportation!. This speed sensor issue occurred Monday, July 2, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Dodge Charger

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and shift appropriately as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was advised to the contact that the speed sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Kmj. This problem occurred on Apr. 30, 2013.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1B3EJ46X4X_. Have had another failure of speed sensor, dated 8/26/02. Also have CO-worker with 1999 Chrysler sebring who has alos had this speed sensor failure. Tow truck driver diagnosed first failure, stating "I have towed a bunch of these in for this same problem". It was Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 when this speed sensor issue happened.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Ford Taurus

Tl - the reporting person owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle decelerated, and went into limp safe mode. The contact mentioned that all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the speed sensor was defective and need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN number was not available. The failure and current mileage 146,000. Bt. This issue happened on Monday, May. 12, 2014.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Ford Expedition

The vehicle is 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. The failure date was 01/03/2014.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of GMC Acadia

I purchased the GMC Acadia from a dealership in kaiserslautern germany in may 2012. By April 2013 the transmission completely stopped working. At first the SUV would jump gears 6-3 sometimes 6-1 while moving at speeds higher than 35 mph. I have 3 young children and the result of such sudden shifting could have caused whiplash and did cause fear. I took the vehicle to auto schneider in weiden germany who identified the speed sensor as the problem via the computer and replaced the part. By 10 may 2013 the vehicle was completely immobile. I conducted research and have found over 1000 entries specifying that people have had to replace the transmission around 70000 miles, and sometimes twice, with GMC covering 0 costs. As a us service member I believe that the NHTSA should monitor complaints on other sites and investigate poor mechanics especially when tax dollars were used to rehabilitate GMC in 2008. Anytime there is a mechanical failure in a vehicle's transmission it can cause incident. This issue happened on April 11, 2013.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of GMC Acadia

The car was a 2008 GMC Acadia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKER13758_. Vehicle has a delayed shift into 3rd and 5th gear, with a vibration felt in those gears. Found codes p0717 p0716 for input speed sensor on transmission. It is believed the vehicle has a broken 35r wave plate and need to tare down to inspect or replace transmission at only 63,000 miles. Extremely common problem on these vehicles (please refer to GMC Acadia foums online everywhere for other victims). This speed sensor issue occurred 09/11/13.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Honda Accord. There was crash involved with this Honda Accord. The VIN of the car is 1HGCM56856_. I filled up my car at the hess station on route 112 in coram , long island, new york. I put my car , slowly in reverse and the car took off like it had a mind of it's own. I stepped on the brake, but nothing happened and the car continued to speed up in reverse- with my foot on the brake - heading towards a van with a baby in it in a car seat. I quickly put the car in forward, and with my foot still on the brake, the car flew across the parking lot of the gas station, crossed two lanes of traffic, crashed into the woods. I steered away from a telephone pole I was definitely going to hit and, when I went into the woods the air bag went off and covered my face. I then went back across two lanes of traffic again, with the airbag over my face, and crashed into the curb in front of the hess station when I reported the accident to my insurance company, the hartford, I asked them to check out the speed sensor- . My insurance company said they would not be able to check out the speed sensor. I then called Honda customer service and told them of the incident. They informed me that, unless they received a request from the hartford, they would not check out the speed sensor. I then called the hartford and requested that they call Honda to have the car inspected by Honda themselves. Hartford told me that they would not pay to have Honda inspect the vehicle - they were just going to have their adjuster look at the car and told me they were not going to look at the speed sensor at all. So , basically, no one is willing to do anything and I almost killed a baby in a car seat and myself this seems ludicrous to me that no one is even willing to check this defect out. I sincerely hope that you can help me with this very difficult situation. The failure date was Mar. 12, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle was a 1997 Honda Civic. The car had a crash. On Saturday, may 8th 2004, when I was coming home from my college graduation, I slightly accelerated in my 1997 Honda Civic ex from 25 to 35 mph on 26th street in minneapolis, mn around 5:30 mph. For some unseen, odd and possessive reason, my gas pedal got stuck to the floor and began to accelerate to 65 mph on a 30 mph road. Normally Ive never heard of this happening and have always been a fan of Honda automobiles and products. I have never been in an accident and have a clean driving record. Thank god there wasn't any traffic, because for 6 blocks I've never been so scared in my life. While I was driving, my car was red lining (because of the blown speed sensor or throttle gauge according to the dealership that fixed my vehicle), it caused me to question why I drive. As I came across a fairly busy road, I tried to slow the car down by pressing as hard as possible on the brake and putting the automatic transmission into neutral (which did slow the car down slightly), but only to 10-15mph. I was then forced with hitting and possibly injuring/killing people on the forthcoming street in minneapolis (26th and hennepin), but instead was able to use a dumpster in a pre-existing alleyway as a buffer to slow my car down to a safe speed where I could pull the e-brake, put the vehicle into park and then turn the car off. I do have insurance and wasn't injured, but I will need a new bumper, front bumper side skirt and new rim/tire totaling over $2000. I'm trying to find if anyone knows of this problem or of any possible recalls/defects? as this is a manufacturers error as per the company who fixed my Honda (town and country Dodge in hopkins, mn), I am very nervous about purchasing other Honda automobiles  as is my family and friends that I have spoken with. My Civic was kept in flawless condition, was given all mechanical updates based on scheduled maintenance (as required by Honda) and has currently has a youthful 105,000 miles. Thank you for listening. The failure date was 05/08/2004.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Hyundai Veracruz

The vehicle involved is 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!. The failure date was Saturday, May 25, 2013.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Hyundai Elantra

The car involved is a 2009 Hyundai Elantra touring. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHDC86E69_. I have a consistent problem with shifting gears. This has been going on for a few years. I'll try to take off and it feels like it gets stuck between the lower gears. It causes the car and occupants to get jerked around strongly. A few times it has made it difficult to proceed through an intersection. Hyundai dealer states it is the "speed sensors", but no longer covered under warranty. It was Jul. 15, 2011 when this speed sensor issue happened.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle is a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jeep Grand Cherokee is 1J4RR6GT8B_. This vehicle is equipped with a adaptive speed sensor that keeps the vehicle at a preset distance from the vehicle in front with cruise control on. Vehicle is also equipped with a forward collision warning system which warns the driver to brake if it senses an approach of an object that is unsafe. The problems: the system will shut it self off, flashing a warning that the forward collision warning system is not working and shuts off the cruise control as well. System always resets itself after minutes, or longer and the cruise control will once again, work. Safety issue the system has the ability to brake on its own if it senses you are approaching a vehicle too fast with cruise control engaged. The problem is that a car may turn off in a separate lane to decelerate or be in a separate lane to accelerate and the sensor thinks the car is in front of it and starts braking severely cause it thinks it is in its path. This is a huge safety concern since any driver behind me would not be expecting me to brake when cars are not in my path. The vehicle has been to Jeep dealer for numerous attempts to fix it. Right now Chrysler is not doing anything about it. According to the repairing dealership, if Chrysler did decide to replace the part, its on back order. This speed sensor issue occurred Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Jeep Liberty

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Speedometer, cruise control, brake warning lamp and abs light on, mileage counter not working, check engine light on as well, car dies or stall when slowing down even on hwy or when turning. We have replaced almost everything we can think of. Look online and hundred if not thousands of owners have exact same problems and no solution to problem. How are you supposed to have vehicle inspected if the emergency brake lights wont go off? we have replaced front and back brakes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, speed sensors front driver and passenger and rear one. Fuel pump fuel filter have now been replaced. We have replaced more but I know we have spent well over 2 grand and nothing please help we are not the only ones having this issue. This issue happened on Nov. 6, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Land Rover Discovery

The car was a 1996 Land Rover Discovery. At higher speeds, above 55 mph, engine would intermittently misfire and return to normal in unpredictable sequences. Loss of power and inability to accelerate, especially on hills, the worst consequence. Charlotte dealer said it could be a sticky exhaust valve, offered $2900 to perform an exhaust valve job. I declined and decided to take the cylinder heads off myself and take them to a machine shop were they could clean out and re-grind the valves for about $500. Machine shop said there was no signs of sticking valves but I didn't mind since I got to play around and take the engine apart. The engine ran great afterwards but this didn't fix the problem. Finally took car to an english car specialist in raleigh, nc. They determined it was a speed sensing transmitter. This device tells the car's computer how fast the car is moving. While driving 60 mph, it was getting a signal of 130 mph. Thinking it was moving too fast, the car will automatically misfire in an effort to slow it down. They replaced the speed sensor (for $120) and the problem was fixed. This is a common problem for older lrs and the dealers should know this. They use it as an opportunity to charge for a much more expensive valve job. This speed sensor problem happened on 04/01/2005.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Lincoln Zephyr

The car is a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. The VIN of the problem Zephyr is 3LNHM26136_. Left front wheel speed sensor not communicating and traction light comes on cost to repair $310. 00. It was Mon., Apr. 16, 2012 when this speed sensor issue occurred.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Lincoln MKX

Output speed sensor failure, due to a known tendency to short in the sensor wiring for 2007 Lincoln Mkx and Ford edge vehicles. This will result in the wrench icon to light up on dash and vehicle will speedometer will be stuck at 0. The worst and most dangerous symptom, however, is that the vehicle will then be stuck in 5th gear, resulting in extremely slow acceleration from a stop or low speeds, especially on inclines. If you put the vehicle in park and then shift into drive, it will result in a heavy 'lurch' and very loud thud, that feels like the vehicle is being rear ended. Driving a bit in reverse, then powering off and restarting seems to eventually clear this state and return to normal operation, until it happens again. Has happened 3 times in the last 2 days. The first time it happened, it nearly caused an accident as I went to change lanes on the freeway after slowing down in heavy traffic. This can also be extremely dangerous making right turns with oncoming traffic, or left turns with approaching traffic. This is a known defect, due to poor sensor wiring\housing, and poses a definite safety threat. This should qualify for a recall. This problem occurred on Jul. 3, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mazda Protege

The car was a 2000 Mazda Protege. While driving abs light stayed on. Ph. Also, dealer replaced failed speed sensor. The failure date was Monday, July 15, 2002.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mazda CX9

The vehicle involved is a 2009 Mazda cx-9. The tachometer of the car sticks in high revs (1500-2500),engine on, car in neutral, foot off the gas pedal, if the car is moving over 20-25mph (either by free falling a hill or being pulled) the tachometer varies the rpm reading to match speed just as if the car would be in 'd' position. I think the ecu has a glitch of some sort that ignores the gas pedal and the shift position if the car is moving. Taken to the dealership and they said car is working as designed, that the car will keep rpms to match speed in to avoid a engine slowdown or something similar. My concern is that the ecu should behave as expected so should the tachometer read 600-800 rpm when idling, regardless of the speed of the car if the transmission is in neutral, if not at any time the ecu may decide it should rev up the engine if the speed sensor goes bad. It was Mon., Feb. 1, 2010 when this speed sensor issue occurred.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mercedes Benz ML320

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mercedes Benz Ml320. I am having safety issues with my 2001 Mercedes Benz ml 320 with a esp bas light coming on and locking front brake causing the abs to come on and stop SUV. To avoid an accident and almost getting rear ended with my kids in car. Contacted mercedes dealer and cant guarantee what problem is already changed brake light switch 2 times said it could be abs pump {800} or wheel speed sensors {1200} or yaw sensor, ignition switch, maybe even computer but said they could not guarantee to fix this problem. Mercedes benz should have a recall on this issue it has been going on for years some one is going to get killed. Spoke to benz at corporate and they only say bring it to the dealer who does not know how to fix this problem. Hope I can get a answer to this situation. This speed sensor issue occurred Dec. 6, 2013.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mercedes Benz ML350

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Mercedes Benz Ml350. Per an e-mail sent to daimler ag-mercedes, I have a 2007 Ml350 with only 66,000 miles which is not safe to drive as the car is not shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. The facts are: there have been many instances, reports, & complaints to mercedes where this has happened. It is not safe & the mercedes car should be recalled for repair. It should not be occurring at all especially with only 66,000 miles. Car has been taken to the sarasota, FL mercedes dealer. Cost is $1,700 which should be covered & corrected by mercedes. We currently have 2 mercedes & have had mercedes for 20 years this is an unsafe situation; it has occurred with other cars; and mercedes has received many complaints. This is not a repair issue; it is a safety issue. The speed sensor that mercedes is repairing is a hazardous situation due to the fact that the car stops shifting to any gear when leaving a stop sign or traffic light and will not accelerate. This is particularly dangerous in high traffic areas. We have had mercedes for 20 years & are aware that repairs are costly, but this is a safety issue. This is a problem that should not be occurring and it should be the responsibility of mercedes to correct it. It would be prudent of mercedes to issue a warning of the possibility of transmission error. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation. It was Thursday, November 7, 2013 when this speed sensor issue occurred.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mercury Sable

The vehicle is a 1997 Mercury Sable. Nar 04/01/2003. The speed sensor has been replaced 5 times within 6 years. When the speed sensor failed, it caused the speedometer needle to go to zero while the vehicle was still moving. The gears changed randomly and the steering became difficult. The failure date was Oct. 26, 2000.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mercury Mystique

The car is a 1998 Mercury Mystique. While driving speedometer/cruise control and overdrive malfunctioned. Dealer is replacing the speed sensor. This issue happened on July 17, 2000.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The car involved was a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. On 5 occasions now when I hit the brakes to slow down the engine accelerates on it's own revving extremely loud. If I don't put the car in park and turn off the ignition it feels like it will take off and cause a severe accident. I bought this car brand new and this first occurred about 6 months after buying the vehicle. I brought it to the dealership and they found nothing wrong. I continued to drive vehicle and a few months later happened again. It happens sporadically but when it happens it is quite scary. Now my service engine light is on and autozone printed me a receipt that indicated there is a malfunction in the turbine speed sensor. I am going to give this a try and hope it resolves my issue. It seems this has been a malfunction since they sold me the vehicle. I am very disappointed with this vehicle. . The vehicle also has issues with the rear suspension. . It sounds like I am driving an huge school bus. . . It squeaks and sometimes sounds like the back end is going to fall apart. . . This problem occurred on 03/09/2006.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Mitsubishi Eclipse

The car involved is a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The speed sensors are bad on the car causing the transmission to be stuck in second gear. This is the second time this happened. Both incidents were reported to the dealership and the first time they said there was nothing wrong. Now this time they said that it's not covered on the warranty. This speed sensor problem happened on Mon., Jan. 29, 2001.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Nissan Altima

The car is a 2005 Nissan Altima. I was starting my car on 03/23/2013 and it would not turn over at all so I tried three additional times and then the check engine light came on I called Nissan regarding the recall for the crankshaft issue only to be told that my car is not under warranty or a recall and I have read several post of people having the same issue and Nissan is not owning up to and taking care of the issue furthermore when I am driving the engine starts to want to stall but thankfully I was going at a decent speed for it not to do that I did go to have a test ran on the engine light coming on and it came back to be a speed control sensor and crankshaft I went to o'reilly's auto parts and when I told the Nissan rep he says that the machine at o'reilly's was only taking a guess but I dont believe that one bit. This issue happened on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Nissan Sentra

The car involved was 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 Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Subaru Outback

'07 Subaru Outback 2. 5i w/ automatic transmission. When transmission was cool code p0720 was set for vehicle speed sensor failure. After driving for a while error would reset as sensor presumably warmed and began working normally. I identified and confirmed the front vehicle speed sensor was the problem. A week after the initial failure, and prior to my being able to replace the sensor, the behavior of the failure changed: at highway speed (60-65mph) the car would automatically shift into first gear and feel like the brakes were slammed on. This being an obviously dangerous and scary situation, my short term solution was to cut the wire going to the sensor until I could replace it. (the sensor is hard-wired into a 3-sensor wire harness that requires access inside the transmission to be replaced). Just prior to the car automatically shifting into first gear I also heard the safety solenoid in the shifter assembly (the one that prevents the operator from putting the shifter into park while the car is moving) quickly cycling on and off, so my assumption was that a partial signal was being seen by the onboard computer and interpreted as if the vehicle was traveling at a slower speed than it really was. After cutting the speed sensor out of the circuit this aspect of the failure has not repeated itself. This speed sensor issue occurred Friday, July 1, 2011.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Subaru Legacy

The car involved was a 2003 Subaru Legacy. The speedometer/odometer is not accurate. I have checked it with radar, gps and multiple measured miles with a stop watch and have consistently calculated an 8-10% inaccuracy. For example when the car is traveling at what the speedometer reads as 60 mph, the radar,gps and the measured mile all indicate a speed of 54-55 mph. The dealer has never tested my vehicle other than driving it next to another vehicle and comparing the speeds. This is obviously not accurate . I have voiced my complaint numerous time to the dealer and to the factory. The factory authorized the speed sensors to be changed. No cure. The problem remains and worsens as the tires wear and their diameter becomes smaller. If the speedometer is inaccurate the odometer could also be wrong and this would mean that my mileage would not be as great as is indicated and my warranty would expire that much sooner. Also my gas mileage would be less and my maintenance intervals would be sooner and I never really know what my true speed is. The factory indicated to me that they would only accept dynonmometer test and that I would have to do the test at my expense. They do not have such a machine and would not help me any further. I hope that you will be able to help with this problem. I have talked to other 2003 Subaru Legacy outback owners and most of them indicated the same problem after they were made aware of this. I was told by a mechanic that 2003 was the first year the speedometers/odometers were electronic. I don't know if this is true or not, but I'm very sure that myself and other Subaru outback owners have inaccurate speedometers. Hope you will investigate this. The failure date was Thursday, October 14, 2004.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Suzuki Forenza

The vehicle involved was a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. My family and I were going down the road and there was a weird noise and the engine started to rev up and the speedometer was going down to 30 miles an hour, at the same time the rpm"s were going higher. I pulled to the side of the road because the shift gage on the instrument panel was flashing weird. It had a d with a line thru it. We had to shift it manually from 1st gear up to drive. It was scarey since there was a truck with a trailer behind me coming up fast. It has done this to us twice in the last two weeks. I have seen that there are other people having the same problem or simular. Something should be done. When we have a warranty we still shouldn' t have to pay a deductible for some problem with this brand car" power train and speed control sensors. Going out and needing to be replaced. This problem occurred on 07/29/13.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Toyota Corolla

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2T1BU4EE1B_. The vehicle is a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated the vehicle failed to decelerate after releasing the accelerator pedal. The contact mentioned that he had to engage the brakes in order for the vehicle to decelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the wiring harness and speed sensors needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who sent an engineer to inspect the vehicle. The engineer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition failed. The failure mileage was 16 and the current mileage was 17,000. This problem occurred on 07/12/2011.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Toyota Scion Xd

The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Scion Xd. Abs and vsc lights came on. Abs and vsc not working. Dealer states it is the right rear speed sensor that has a short in the wiring harness. Dealer said it was safe to drive until I get it fixed, but the abs and vsc would just not work. After hitting large bump right before braking was required, the brakes did not engage. The car is unsafe and is not covered under warranty per scion. This is a serious safety issue. It was Jan. 18, 2012 when this speed sensor issue occurred.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Volkswagen Jetta

Tl- the vehicle is a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the speed sensor and two fans needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to another dealer for inspection and they updated the software. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000. The VIN was unavailable. Pmb. This speed sensor problem happened on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The VIN of this vehicle was 3VWTL7AJ4A_. This vehicle is a diesel. As I was pressing the accelerator to increase my speed from a construction zone speed to 55 mph the engine light came on, the car began to sputter and acted as if no fuel was being injected to the engine, as I pulled off the road the car kept running but if I pressed the accelerator nothing would happen, no movement on the rpm indicator. I was able to get the car off the highway via the exit ramp. It started up and immediately the warning message came across the vehicle information screen to service immediately and I can't recall the exact wording but basically saying damage could occur. Car was towed for service. Car was fixed on 4/24/2012 replacing the accelerator pedal sensor and the engine speed sensor. Prior to this major malfunction, the car had died while in traffic twice at a red traffic light, twice while on the freeway. All occasions the vehicle restarted and drove just fine. Vehicle was serviced for routine 40000 nothing found amiss by mechanic. Just recently on 7/12/2012 died @ a red light. Vehicle started up fine and no messages on the screen. 7/19/2012 vehicle would not go into gear after stopping for 20 minutes, turned car off and restarted it went into gear no problem. On 7/28/2012 vehicle again died @ a red light, started up just fine, no warning messages. This speed sensor problem happened on Apr. 19, 2012.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Volvo V70

The car was a 1999 Volvo V70xc. 1999 Volvo wagon vxc. Sudden loss of power . The car did not stall except at a stop sign when giving it a lot of gas to get it going. This happened intermittently for two months. Took vehicle to dealership, and they said it would cost $1753. 00 to fix it. The car is out of warranty. They would put in a new steering rod/ front end alignment/ vehicle speed sensor/ throttle body assembly/ an automatic transmission, and drain and refill the coolant. It was 04/05/2005 when this speed sensor issue occurred.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Volvo S70

Here's what happened to we (my wife, three year old son and I) were driving our 2000 Volvo S70 sedan down interstate 95 from washington DC to north carolina. In virginia, the electronic throttle system (ets) sensor came on. We stopped, like the manual suggested, restarted the car and the light went out. Midway through virginia, the ets light and check engine light came on simultaneously. We stopped and again stopped the engine. Upon restart, the ets light went off, but not the check engine light. This took place the whole trip down I-95. We made it home, but don't feel comfortable driving our three year old around. The vehicle started to lose speed when the sensor came on. We stopped almost immediately every time, which is no great thrill when you are driving on an interstate. When the cruise control was set, the light came on, kicked off the cruise control and began to shake and shimmer. We stopped about ten times during a 150 miles trip. The failure date was Tue., Aug. 2, 2005.

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car   Speed Sensor problem of Buick Terraza

The car is a 2005 Buick Terraza. Randomly, while driving the abs system activates the brakes, pulling the car to one-side. If my memory serves me correctly, it pulls to the right. After this happens, the car's "traction control active" message appears on the instrument panel. Parking the car, turning it off, and restarting the car causes the message to go away. This has happened about 4 times in the past 3 weeks at speeds varying from 5-35 miles per hour. I fear that it could be potentially dangerous if this were to happen at higher speeds. . The car has been checked, prior to this incident, by an ase certified shop and both front wheel hubs have been replaced within the past 18 months, which have integrated wheel speed sensors. I have read that most shops have been unable to pinpoint any reason for this problem, but I do plan to have my mechanic investigate and see if the computer is reporting any error codes. This problem occurred on Monday, June 3, 2013.

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