ABS Light Due to Control Module Failure on Volkswagen Passat TDI

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.

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Average mileage: 128,000 (103,000–151,000)
3 model years affected: 1998, 2004, 2005
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2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI 103,000 mi,
ABS light on - module failure
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI 130,000 mi,
Also handbrake light comes on
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI 151,000 mi,
driving along abs light come on brakes start smoking turn off engine restart problem gone temporarily