Re: 147 back at last - been gone since Dec 7th!
Sorry it's taken so long to reply!
I was told simply that it was the Central Processor. It usually means some kind of mini-computer, does it not?
Having been replaced, the problem has certainly gone away. I was told though, while they were looking for the problem, that there were sensors (which they suspected as being the problem) in the wheel bearings which might be worth a look. As the problem happened all the time on my car, I felt, correcetly as it turned out, that this wasn't the problem we had.
Since then we've discovered the 36k cam-belt change saga too! But, also sorted