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Seems all modern vehicles now have wheel or speed sensors to each wheel. Great for monitoring ABS and other modern tech.
But we had one go bad last December on our 7 year old VW Tiguan that made me cancel our winter trip to Portugal. VW did fix within the hour and €160. But now only six months later another rear speed sensor has 'gone' or failed. This one will be another €170 when they get the parts.

Seems looking on Google it's a pretty common occurrence on many modern cars. Anyone else experiences these sensors failing?


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Seems all modern vehicles now have wheel or speed sensors to each wheel. Great for monitoring ABS and other modern tech.
But we had one go bad last December on our 7 year old VW Tiguan that made me cancel our winter trip to Portugal. VW did fix within the hour and €160. But now only six months later another rear speed sensor has 'gone' or failed. This one will be another €170 when they get the parts.

Seems looking on Google it's a pretty common occurrence on many modern cars. Anyone else experiences these sensors failing?

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Yes Ray, a few years ago my 530 BMW had one fail, the sensor was only about £30 pounds so I got a replacement although I was already thinking about trading up. When I went to fit it was when the trouble started as the bolt that held it in place had already been sheared off. It hasten me to changing the car, trading it in with the new sensor in the boot and the sheared bolt someone else’s problem.

A bigger issue I had was when the ABS electronic unit went on another BMW, that relieved me of £900 to get a new one fitted, the local BMW stealer quoted £1600 for the same job.

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Yes Terry, we know we are going to pay top Dollar to have the main agent do the work but on a fairly newish (to me) vehicle I feel happier.
Unlike the 18 year old Golf which now needs a cambelt, pulleys, water pump and four suspension joints, I will be sounding out a local garage.

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As you say a common problem, tucked away down in the water and salt, the clips go first then the wire flaps about until it breaks. not a difficult job if you have the kit and fitness.
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Seems all modern vehicles now have wheel or speed sensors to each wheel. Great for monitoring ABS and other modern tech.
But we had one go bad last December on our 7 year old VW Tiguan that made me cancel our winter trip to Portugal. VW did fix within the hour and €160. But now only six months later another rear speed sensor has 'gone' or failed. This one will be another €170 when they get the parts.

Seems looking on Google it's a pretty common occurrence on many modern cars. Anyone else experiences these sensors failing?

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But up to now I really like the build quality of VW.

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Wasn’t the old Morris Minor a great car to work on, albeit not quite as fast on the road as today’s cars😂

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I remember sitting on the wing of both a Zephyr Zodiac and Vauxhall Cresta with my feet down beside the engine block changing a head gasket or other maintenance job as it was all so accessible unlike todays engine bays.

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