What is Wrong with My Wheel Speed Sensors?

April 25th, 2017 by

In the latest episode of Triple J Tech Talk, Mike Fejeran and Patti Arroyo receive a call from a concerned driver. Wendy, owner of a 2016 Ford F-150, describes a host of unusual problems from her truck: strange vibrations, stilted acceleration, flashing dashboard lights. Mike quickly diagnoses the problem as a potential malfunction of her wheel speed sensors, but what exactly does that mean? For this blog, we decided to go a little deeper into the topic of wheel speed sensors, so you know how to spot anything suspicious!

What is a Wheel Speed Sensor?

The wheel speed sensor, also known as an ABS sensor, is a small device that provides a great service to drivers. The monitor is positioned on the hub of the drive tire, and it keeps track of how quickly your wheels are spinning. If this device fails, the erratic readout may interfere with your car’s performance in strange ways. But don’t panic! The staff at Triple J Auto know just what to do.

What are the Signs of Failing Wheel Speed Sensors?

If you notice a new light on your dashboard, then pay attention. Faulty wheel speed sensors may trigger the ABS light or the Traction Control Lights to flip on. Additionally, you may notice that your ride feels a little rougher than normal. Failing wheel speed sensors may also cause the anti-lock braking system to stop working. If you encounter any of these issues, it’s well worth your time to stop by our shop.

What Can I Do?

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, then there’s no need to despair. As Mike and Patti discussed, failing wheel speed sensors are an important issue to correct, but you can still operate your vehicle safely until you make it to the shop. Simply stop by the dealership at your earliest convenience to diagnose and resolve the issue.

Get Your Car Serviced at Triple J Auto!

Is your car due for a checkup, or do you think you may have an issue with the wheel speed sensors? Visit the service department at Triple J Auto to get everything sorted out in no time! Our knowledgeable staff knows all the ins and outs of autos, so you can check in with complete confidence.

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