2001 Nissan Pathfinder Q&A
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Question: Can CV axle replacement trigger failure in a front speed sensor?
I had the CV axles replaced recently and when I picked up the vehicle from the shop I noticed that the ABS light was on. I thought perhaps a sensor had been tripped and would reset itself after some driving. I returned the vehicle to the shop a few days later because the light was still on. They informed me that one of the front wheel speed sensors that the ABS uses had gone out and would need to be replaced. Is it just pure coincidence that this sensor went out while they were replacing the CV axles? Or is it possible that they might have somehow damaged/broke the sensor during the servicing and aren't admitting it? As I've never had any problems with the ABS before it seems suspicious to me that this sensor would break right when I had the CV axles replaced. - Richard Davies
It is possible that they did hit it and damage during the axle replacement. The thing you did wrong was wait to bring it back. Now it is your word against theirs about when light came on. You should have went immediately to the shop office and tell them about light being on. Live and learn. If you have been doing business for some time with them they should offer to split the cost with you. - raiderron
I had the CV axles replaced recently and when I picked up the vehicle from the shop I noticed that the ABS light was on. I thought perhaps a sensor had been tripped and would reset itself after som...