Thursday 6 November 2014

97,200 Miles - Traction Control

Traction control started activating when going round right-hand turns, especially roundabouts. Was activating more than expected for normal behaviour. I have found it quite hard to get the traction control light to flicker on and cut power to the engine in all the time I have owned it. So doing it on almost every turn meant something was wrong.

Booked it into Deutsche Tech again thinking I would only need a new wheel speed sensor or steering wheel angle sensor alignment, but turned out that the driveshaft (N/S rear) had play in it, causing it to shift when turning, meaning that the trigger wheel on it was clashing with the wheel speed sensor. So sensor needed replacing and also the driveshaft!