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jwight replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"I think the dealership will replace the entire axle assembly.  The way I understand it there is no "factory fix" for the reluctor ring by itself.  One person on SCoA did get the rings replaced by a local independent shop so it…"
Jan 17, 2013
GasHog replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"The reluctor ring is a $5 ring on the outside of the rear brake drum.    Here's what mine looked like on my '08 Passion after 3 years. They have a definite failure issue with these and what happens is that people (like us)…"
Jan 17, 2013
jwight replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"Normally if the reluctor ring is damaged the ESP light comes on and the car may even go into limp home mode.  May be you have more than one bad ABS sensor or the new one you just replaced was bad from the factory. "
Jan 14, 2013
Boomer's Rock replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"The ABS light came on my dash last week while I was driving and stayed on. I had a my mechanic look at it and replaced the sensor in the right rear tire. The light is back. Is it the sensors or the reluctor rings?"
Jan 14, 2013
Wanda Shelton replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"thx! "
Oct 14, 2011
jwight replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"This will give you some info on the reluctor rings used on all four wheels to communicate with the ABS; you'll see that a damaged ring can cause the ABS to activate (the flutter under the floorboard you also feel when the car starts up) …"
Oct 12, 2011
Wanda Shelton replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"Sorry guys...here is the detail.   I am told the rotation counter (apparently part of the braking system) had a broken tooth which damaged the ABS sensor and caused the ABS to activate when braking.  btw I have had a "flutter under…"
Oct 12, 2011
Jill Hobbs replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"Wanda, What ended up being the cause of the ABS light being on?  What was the fix?   Inquiring minds would like to know.  Thanks."
Oct 11, 2011

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I've been a smart owner since
January 10, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 15, 2008
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Wanda Shelton's Blog

opening the hood

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:08am 5 Comments

Belive it or not I don't know how to do this!! Can anyone give me a quick lesson? I want to refill the washer fluid.



THX, Wanda



..am reading the responses tonight 6/16. Thank you for the directions! I did find a pdf file with tech specs showing a picture of the hood open but the directions below are much clearer. I am fairly close to the dealer/service so I do think I will make an appt to have them show me how to do this. Basically the car pickup was handing me the keys. I… Continue

Buying the extended Warranty, etc?

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 11:57am 10 Comments

My Smart Car just arrived. I can buy an extended warranty for 1 yr at $1,544, 2 yrs at $1,561, 3 yrs at $1,748 & 4 yrs at $1,851. The dealer is telling me the 2yr at $1,561 is very popular. Are most owners buying an extended warranty? Also they are offereing "tire and wheel protection for $595 for the time I own the car. Thoughts....did you buy these warranties? Also they are pushing Venture Shield to protect the paint on the front of the care from road chips.

Thx, Wanda

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