Post Updated 26th Dec 2013
BMW X5 Steering Angle Sensor;Be aware on these models when you have the wheel alignment adjusted
While we are carrying out a wheel alignment on a Mercedes ML, we noticed that a warning light came on, on the dash . This warning light was for the “Steering Angle Sensor”. This is now common place on many models of Mercedes, BMW and cars and SUVs. It basically informs the driver if the wheels are straight in-line or not, but BMW X5 Steering Angle Sensor can be caused by a wheel alignment correction at a garage or Autocentre.
This is usually on cars that have an ESP system that controls the cars steering and braking, and the sensor is built into the steering wheel. We have found out many companies who build and manufacture Four-Wheel Alignment machines are now aware of the problem and are making small machines that are linked to the wheel alignment machines so that the code for the BMW X5 Steering Angle Sensor can be re-set. One such company is Pro-Align who now a new piece of equipment to enable the codes to be re-set .
Wheel alignment could set off a warning light.
We at Pellon tyres are going to upgrade our arsenal of electrical diagnosis equipment to enable us to correct the problem so that we can happily carry out alignments without worrying about setting the warning off and having to pay a Mercedes garage for the light on the dash re-set. If you are the owner of this type of car you should be aware of this problem before you have your alignment adjusted…http://www.pro-align.co.uk/
About Eric Roberts
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.