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      06-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Active Steering Defective > ABS

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I am new to the forum (and BMW's) but would really appreciate some help. I have a BMW and when I go around a corner (1st / 2nd gear), only sometimes the car 'halts' displaying the "Active Steering Defective" symbol followed by the "ABS" symbol. This is only for a second, then the car performs as you would expect. I have had a friend connect the vehicle to a diagnostics machine but no faults have been recorded.

Any help would be appreciated..

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      06-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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You need a BMW specific tool to get that code. Sounds like some sensor is going offline momentarily. It is common for the steering angle sensor to go bad on these cars.
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Thanks for your help. A friend of mine connected it upto a diagnostic machine and didnt find any fault reported. It's almost as though the car didnt recognise this as a fault and instead was functioning as it should. Would this be normal? And is there still a way to pin point what the fault is?

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Turn on your turn signal and see if it cancels once the wheels returns to center. That and indication of a faulty steering angle sensor. You'll have to do it while the error is present. What kind of diagnostic did your friend use. A generic one will not read BMW specific codes.
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how much do those Active steering sensors cost- trying to decide whether to 1 keep the car, and 2, if I do, buy a warranty or not
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