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My Experience With A Faulty ABS Sensor In My 2006 Honda Accord



faulty abs sensor 2006 honda accord

I drive a 2006 Honda Accord which is popularly known as “Discussion Continues” by Nigerians. The car runs fine until I noticed one fault one day. The transmission was acting strange which threw out a lot of signs as I drove.  The few signs I noticed were:

  • The car was not transiting from one gear to another as it should.
  • The transition from one gear to another wasn’t smooth. It was very brutal.

I took the car to a transmission technician, and after all the necessary checks, he said the transmission should be flushed and then the fluid replaced with a fresh recommended Honda ATF.  After all these were done, my car went back to normal and was moving very fine. Read our post on “5 Signs That Indicate Your Transmission Needs To Be Flushed”.

After a month, I dismissed from work and was heading home, I noticed the car exhibiting the same signs a bad transmission would give. The gear wasn’t changing as at when due, the car was just revving high on the first gear. When it finally transited to a higher gear, the jerk on the car was brutal.

It got serious that the “D” light on the dashboard started blinking. Honda users know this is not a good sign for the transmission. It means the transmission isn’t working as it should.  The speedometer was acting erratically, it wasn’t moving well as it should when accelerating.

To me, I thought the transmission has packed up but I still decided to drive to that same transmission technician. On reaching there, he checked all the necessary things and told me the transmission is perfect.

He suggested we take my car for a diagnostic scan. After all checks by the electrician, he suspected the ABS sensors on both front wheels were faulty. He plugged in the OBD scanner to my car and did a thorough scan. The result revealed that it was truly faulty ABS sensor that was bringing up all those signs.

I changed both ABS sensors on the front wheels and the car was just fine. No issues since then.

In conclusion, it is not good to do trial and error when it comes to car faults. A simple diagnosis can save you time and money.

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Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.