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Over the last week or so, my "service stabilitrak" turned on along with the red "brake" light on the dash. Sometimes when turning left at low speeds (a little faster than idle), the front driver side caliper would catch the rotor. Something wasn't right. I deemed this as a major safety concern, as I don't want a caliper locking up a tire while I'm driving down the road. I took it to the dealership to have it checked out. 31k miles, most parts are still under the warranty. The dealership service says that the lights are turning on and disabling my stabilitrak due to my rear O2 sensor delete (tuned). This is bullshit, and why I'm not a fan of dealerships. He then tells me there is a code in history that shows the front left wheel speed sensor had an issue, but it was in history and not a concern. To me, this was a concern. I change the wheel speed censor out, $30 and 30 minutes of my time. Pull the negative cable to reset things. Replace cable. Drive a little. Light returns. Change the front brake pads. Thinking maybe they are worn and allowing the piston of the caliper to get stuck. Pull the negative cable. Replace cable. Drive a little. Light returns. Now I'm pissed. In the end, it was the steering wheel position censor. The connection was fretting (losing contact between contacts. I removed the harness. Sprayed it with contact cleaner from an electronics store. Put it back together. All problems resolved. I also went ahead and did the connector for the brake pedal sensor while I was under the dash.