Originally Posted by lovesacdc
Whats with the steering sensor problem? Hadn't heard that before.
The optical sensor inside the steering wheel is basically in all BMWs and it often fails. It is there to calculate the steering angle - which means it is crucial with traction control. I don't think the rate of the problem is as bad as the HPFP, but as it is on all recent BMWs we hear a bit of it. I know an Australian forum member failed on his X5, it failed on our 120d.
Basically, if you return with a traction control fault light - most of the time the feed back has been the steering sensor.