Here in Canada I recieved a TSB for reprogramming for the ABS system.
So is this what is causing all the intermittent problems reported by the folks in this thread?Thought some members here might find it interesting to see what the steering angle sensor looks like. The sensor is incorporated in the clockspring which mounts behind the steering wheel. The picture attached is the clockspring disassembled, just showing the SAS.
What's interesting to see is what is causing these sensors to fail. If you look closely at the light pipe there are tiny white specks visible. This debris is created by the code wheel rubbing on the light pipe. The debris which ends up on the camera limits its ability to read the steering wheel location causing intermittent DTC's or failure of the sensor.
Are these SAS units subject to malfunction due to condensastion on the optical parts?That particular sensor came out of a 2006 Jeep Liberty. It is also shared with the Durango. I don't recall the part number. The parts lookup show they are different part numbers, the Liberty and Nitro. However, Chrysler seems to like renumbering parts.
I cannot say this is the cause for the problems members here are experiencing. Each individual owners issue needs to be properly diagnosed by his/her dealer.
Also a lot of parts crossover so this problem could exist in the Nitro if it is the same design.
Too early to say. ESP/BAS is fairly new for Chrysler products with the incorporation of a steering angle sensor.Are these SAS units subject to malfunction due to condensastion on the optical parts?
Noticed the other day, while sitting and waiting at a stop light in my charger the esp/bas light came on too, then after driving for a bit it went off. So its not just the Nitros right?Too early to say. ESP/BAS is fairly new for Chrysler products with the incorporation of a steering angle sensor.