Couple of years ago I had to replace the speed sensor on my Focus, as it was
on the way out (speedometer would periodically fall to zero whilst driving).
Since fitting the new one, all had been well. Up until last night that is,
when I was returning from a long journey.
About 30 miles from home, I noticed the speedometer needle wavering between
50 and 60, despite my speed being constant.
This got progressively worse then it failed altogether about 10 miles from
The last time this happened, it was an occasional problem that got gradually
worse over several weeks. So to see it die so abruptly was a bit of a
Again, this sensor is less than 2 years old. Is it common for sensors to
fail after such a relatively short period of use and to fail so abruptly?
These things aren't overly expensive, though fitting them is extremely
awkward given the limited working space. Don't really want to be doing this
Simon (Dark Angel)
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