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It is common for something to get 'stuck' (string, road debris) in the cogged wheels or to interfere with the sensors at the wheels due to their location, or the magnetic paint that is used on some of the wheels looses effectiveness with a crusting of dirt or dust. In most cases, taking the car to a car wash and using a pressure wash wand to clean off the area around the sensors works.

It is also possible your electrical system is below par and the reference signal is low as a result-check voltage at the battery when the car has sat overnight, it should be about 12.5 before starting and should be almost 15 volts when first started, dropping down to around 14+ after a few minutes.

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