Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Cost

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Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
The average cost for a Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4MATIC wheel speed sensor replacement is between $184 and $611. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $67 while parts are priced between $132 and $544. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.
Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement

What is an ABS wheel speed sensor?

The wheel speed sensor is the primary data source for the ABS system. In order for the anti-lock brake (ABS) control module to react to driving conditions, wheel speed sensors (WSS) are placed on all four wheels, and constantly transmit the speed of each wheel to the ABS control module. They are mounted in the hub, close to the brake calipers, where they can monitor how fast the axle is turning.

How does the ABS wheel speed sensor work?

They are mounted in the hub, close to the brake calipers, where they can monitor how fast the axles are turning. All four WSS work in unison by providing four independent signals to the ABS control module, which allows the control module to correct for slipping if one or more wheels stop rotating. This action is responsible for highly reduced braking distances in slippery conditions.

What are the symptoms related to a bad ABS wheel speed sensor?

In the event that a wheel speed sensor fails, the ABS, traction control system (TCS) and manufacturer specific stability control system lights will illuminate, informing the driver that the systems are disabled. The vehicle will be more prone to tire slip, and normal driving patterns may need to be adjusted to correct for the loss of computer control. On older vehicle's, the speedometer can be affected, causing illumination of the check engine light as well.

Can I drive with a ABS wheel speed sensor problem?

The vehicle can be driven with these warning lights on, since failure of the ABS or TCS does not disable the vehicle, but safety is a concern as drivers become accustomed to the road manners of their vehicle's. If hard braking that is normally controlled by the ABS control module is necessary, a collision may occur. We do recommend towing the vehicle to a repair facility if braking feels unusual under light or normal driving conditions.

How often do ABS wheel speed sensors need to be replaced?

Wheel speed sensors are notorious for failure, since they are housed on the wheel hub, near the road surface. This means the sensor and electrical connections are subject to dust, debris, precipitation, salt, and road hazards. Aside from that, brake dust and road grime are known to accumulate around the magnetic sensor, causing interference, and preventing proper readings. If the ABS and TCS lights are active, there is a very good chance you have a faulty wheel sensor, without regard to mileage.

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement is between $184 and $611 but can vary from car to car.