The ABS light comes on and goes off when I am driving also my emergency light comes on and goes off once in a while. My prking brake is very definately off. My brakes are good becuase I have them serviced about 3000 miles ago. I was told the computer chip could be dirty. Your advice please? Thank oyu
ABS Light and parking Brake light on 1999 Volkswagen Beetle
by dean_car in Menifee, CA on May 10, 2009
ANSWER by vinemp , May 19, 2009
I'm having the same problem with my 2000 passat GLX wagon. The problem could be the abs brake module. I've been doing research on the web and alot of people are having the same problem. Bad news Volkswagen wants 1400.00 to fix it. Good news is I found a company that will fix it for 99.00 . You just take the part out and send it to them for repair. Heres the web site. CHEAP Bosch 5.3 ABS repair VW Passat Audi A4 A6 A8 S4. Sorry I am not sure how to paste the web site here so you might have to google it. Hope this helps Victor.
ANSWER by patrick mannion , May 11, 2009
It sound like you were told that the anti lock brake control module may be faulty. Seems to be a common enough problem with many European cars. Have the car scanned for trouble codes to see if the on board diagnostics indicate any problem.