I bought a 2006 Kia Rio about a month ago. It's a 5 speed manual. Prior owner replaced the front right wheel bearing and in the process damaged/removed the ABS wheel speed sensor which turned on the check engine light [or so he claimed]
I've been driving it for a few weeks w/ no problems. The brakes work fine, the ABS warning light is not on, speedometer works fine.
I had a friend install a new ABS wheel speed sensor yesterday and cleared the code, but after 5 miles the check engine came back on. I know that sometimes electrical/wiring issues can be difficult & expensive to remedy. I really don't want to go down the rabbit hole w/ this if it's something that's not going to affect the cars performance [it hasn't thus far] and isn't going to be a danger in any way.
My question is: Does anyone have experience with this code? What was your outcome and is it something that may just be an annoyance like an O2 sensor or evap code? I've already dropped more money into this car than I planned and would REALLY like to not have to pay to get this remedied. ANY feedback is greatly appreciated.