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Just bought a 2005 645ci convertible with 77k mi. I have a warning for active steering malfunction and noticed the steering wheel if offset. how much will it cost to fix this problem? I've only had the car one day and I'm assuming it's going to need to be re-calibrated.

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Hi kristin,

I would recommend having the steering angle senor checked for calibration. This can become lost during a battery replacement. I would also recommend checking the power steering fluid level. The fluid is very light weight and subject to evaporation.

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