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How much does a abs wheel speed sensor replacement cost for Honda cars?

A typical Honda ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) in the UK costs around £85 - £201. Depending on your Honda model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Honda cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) costs. Honda ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) costs on average £85 - £201.
Car modelFixter price range
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda Civic£85 - £134
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda Civic£85 - £134
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda Jazz£100 - £156
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda Jazz£92 - £145
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda CR-V£128 - £201
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda CR-V£128 - £201
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda Accord£92 - £145
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda Accord£92 - £145
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda HR-V£85 - £134
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda HR-V£107 - £168
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - front (one) for Honda FR-V£100 - £156
ABS wheel speed sensor replacement - rear (one) for Honda FR-V£114 - £179

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Our expert insights into abs wheel speed sensor replacement

What does an ABS wheel speed sensor do?

The ABS wheel speed sensor is responsible for recording and transmitting the wheel speed to the ECU so that it can tell the ABS system how much brake pressure to safely apply. This increases efficiency, braking performance and safety.

What are the symptoms of a bad ABS wheel speed sensor?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your ABS wheel speed sensor:

  • The ABS light comes on. The most obvious sign of a fault with the ABS system or sensor is that the ABS warning light will come on.

  • Your brakes take longer to stop your car.

  • Less stability under icy or wet driving conditions.

What happens when we do an ABS wheel speed sensor replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Diagnostically examine the ABS system.

  • If necessary, they will replace the faulty ABS sensor and re-test the component.

  • If the ABS module is at fault, the mechanic will advise on the best course of action in order to have it repaired.

  • Finally they will test drive and inspect the braking system.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, what are the signs of a broken ABS wheel speed sensor?

The most common symptoms of a bad ABS sensor are when the ABS light comes on, your brakes take longer to stop your car or if you have less stability under icy or wet driving conditions.

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Want to learn more about Honda abs wheel speed sensor replacement?

What does an ABS wheel speed sensor do?

ABS sensors are responsible for monitoring the acceleration and deceleration of each wheel through an electromagnetic field generated by the wheel’s rotation. Any fluctuations in this field are recorded and sent as electric signals to the ABS control unit, which then applies precise amounts of braking force to each individual wheel to boost performance and efficiency, as well as improve safety.

Due to their proximity to the wheels and the ground, ABS sensors are constantly exposed to the elements, such as heat, dirt and moisture, as well as vibrations and the occasional bump. As a result of these conditions the ABS wheel speed sensor can malfunction and easily get damaged.

Your ABS system can’t keep you, your passengers and other drivers safe without reliable sensors, so taking the time to make sure your ABS sensors are functioning properly and in good condition is a must.

Honda

The Honda Motor Company is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation—to give them their full title. Primarily a motorcycle manufacturer (since 1959) and engine producer (producing more than 14million each year), Honda became the 8th largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015.

With around 800k Honda cars on the roads in the UK, this marque is a popular and trusted household name.

Long lasting sensibly-priced cars

On the surface, Honda cars look fairly traditional, but this is a brand that doesn’t necessarily follow the pack; they often provide something unique to each of their models.

For example, the Jazz pitched against the most popular car in the UK, the Ford Fiesta, is actually a more practical option than most of its rivals. For a small car, it has an abundance of interior space and very flexible and practical boot.

The Civic is brave enough to make a strong style in design statement in a market where other brands are edging towards conservative. And the CR-V was the first of the SUV models to stop pretending it was an off-road vehicle and focused its priorities on its road based driving dynamics despite its off-road styling.

Honda motorsports: A long-standing history in Formula One

Honda’s first appearance in Formula One racing as a constructor came in 1964 at the German Grand Prix.

After a mixed introduction, marred by tragedy with the death of driver Jo Schlesser in the French Grand Prix of 1968 Honda took a back seat until their return in 1983 to power the Williams team, where they won 6 consecutive Constructors Championships.

Following the successes with Williams, they partnered with McLaren in 1988, going on to win titles in 4 different seasons.

Their return in 2013, again providing engines for the McLaren team, was met with much less success. After 3 seasons without a single podium finish, Honda was dropped in favour of a Renault built engine.

How often should an ABS wheel speed sensor need replacing?

Due to the high sensitivity and fragility of the ABS sensors, at least one is likely to fail at some point during a vehicle's lifetime making it a common repair for mechanics to carry out. Usually, you can expect to get 30,000 to 50,000 miles out of your ABS speed sensor, potentially more if you don't drive often, or if you live in an area where your car is rarely exposed to dirt, road salt, or other compounds that can cause damage to the sensors.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

In the UK, ABS has been a legal requirement on vehicles since 2004. Additionally, an ABS warning light that's permanently on will cause your car to fail its MOT.

What causes an ABS wheel speed sensor to break?

The ABS wheel speed sensor is located on the back of each brake rotor. Due to this positioning, the sensor is constantly exposed to dirt, debris, cold weather and wet conditions which can cause the wheel speed sensor to become dirty or break. These sensors are also incredibly sensitive, so even the slightest damage can cause them to malfunction and require a replacement.

What are the signs of a bad ABS wheel speed sensor?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • The ABS light comes on. The most obvious sign of a fault with the ABS system or sensor is that the ABS warning light will come on.

  • Your brakes take longer to stop your car.

  • Less stability under icy or wet driving conditions.

How often should you replace your ABS wheel speed sensor?

Due to the high sensitivity and fragility of the ABS sensors, at least one is likely to fail at some point during a vehicle's lifetime making it a common repair for mechanics to carry out. Usually, you can expect to get 30,000 to 50,000 miles out of your ABS speed sensor, potentially more if you don't drive often, or if you live in an area where your car is rarely exposed to dirt, road salt, or other compounds that can cause damage to the sensors.

What happens during an ABS wheel speed sensor replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Diagnostically examine the ABS system.

  • If necessary, they will replace the faulty ABS sensor and re-test the component.

  • If the ABS module is at fault, the mechanic will advise on the best course of action in order to have it repaired.

  • Finally they will test drive and inspect the braking system.

What is the average life of an ABS wheel speed sensor?

Usually, you can expect to get 30,000 to 50,000 miles out of your ABS speed sensor, potentially more if you don't drive often, or if you live in an area where your car is rarely exposed to dirt, road salt, or other compounds that can cause damage to the sensors.

Can you drive with a broken ABS wheel speed sensor?

No, we don’t recommend driving with a bad ABS wheel speed sensor. If your wheel speed sensors are failing, the ABS system won’t know to begin working in wet or icy conditions, meaning you could lose control of your vehicle and cause a crash. When the sensor is broken, it causes the entire system to be disabled because it can’t function without the proper data. It’s very dangerous to be out on the road when you know your ABS system isn’t working, regardless of the reason.

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