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Offline Long Black

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ABS Module issues
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:25:14 am »
On a long trip this week in my Mk 5 GTi the ABS, EPS and handbrake warning lights all came up on the dash..with the latter flashing. Pulled over turned engine off. Restarted and it cleared. Went to a VW dealership and was informed that there is a recall in place for some VWs. Apparently the ABS module needs a software update which takes about half an hour. It happened several times afterwards, yet I drove 450km yesterday and it didn't happen. Obviously, intermittent. has anyone else had this issue and aware of the recall?
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Offline GLIDN

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Re: ABS Module issues
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 02:14:20 pm »
yes its a common issue with 2007-2008 golfs. Mainly the Pirelli edition.
Software update does not always fix the issue, it could very well be the ABS module that's faulty.
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: ABS Module issues
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 02:49:44 pm »
Happens on the Audi A3's from this era too, happened to a friend's A3 but their car would intermittently go into into limp home mode, eventually they replaced the module which fixed the issue then sold the car

Offline Naekyr

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Re: ABS Module issues
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:56:53 pm »
GLIDN, please clear your inbox lol  ;D ;D

Offline BINKZ

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Re: ABS Module issues
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 09:51:34 am »
Yes had my ABS module replaced for free under recall. MK5 GTI Pirelli.
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Re: ABS Module issues
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 02:17:24 pm »
GLIDN, please clear your inbox lol  ;D ;D

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