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Wheel Speed Sensor issue with MB Sprinter's
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:20:08 AM »
Wheel Speed Sensor Troubles?
Don't you think we should contact MB as a group. This is a real problem for us. We have paid dearly for our MB based MH's but comprise only a small percentage of their Sprinter sales. Winni built these MH's within the guidelines set forth by MB so a band aid remedy should not be acceptable.  I have had two rear wheel sensors replaced under the emissions warranty but my rig looses that protection in March of 18. My right rear went bad @ 21k my left @ 21,500 on my 2013 rig. If everyone who has had a problem in this group and other Sprinter and rv groups would email me their stats or even better if a lawyer would pick up the gambit, with location, year, millage (at time of issue), name and vin, I will compile info and write a letter to MB USA requesting a review of our issue. Together we will have much more clout than individually. 
Stephen   2013 V J 22K, LI. NY.
Stephen & Janet Massapequa, NY.
2013 Winne View 24J
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Re: Wheel Speed Sensor issue with MB Sprinter's
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 06:57:05 AM »
2014 Thor Siesta on a 2013 MB Sprinter 3500
6 wheel sensors replaced under warranty. Both rear TWICE and both FRONT.
Now as of 1/2018 I have the "Three Stooges" lit up again. (ABS, SKID,WHEEL)
53K miles and was told by the MB Sprinter Shop I would have to pay to get it fixed, $175 to just read the codes.  I see the average cost is $450 each on some of the Sprinter forums.  Screw that. I bought new rear sensors off a seller on eBay but his listing said MB Sprinter 3500 2007+ but guess what?  They don't work as they are magnetic sensors and the 2013 uses electronic type, even though they fit the computer does not like them and they don't work.  They were ~$50 each and the right ones are ~$140 so be warned.  Wrong rear or no sensors will keep the transmission in low gear as the TCM (Trans Control Module) uses one or both for shifting.  I found this out with the wrong sensors installed which makes sense, when driving just before the stooges pop up the transmission will down-shift, ABS will pulse the rear wheel(s) and driving gets squirly for about 20 seconds.


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Re: Wheel Speed Sensor issue with MB Sprinter's
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 07:04:10 AM »
If there is that many MB Sprinters out there that have this problem, Folks need to report them to NHTSA.
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