ABS Light Due to Control Module Failure on Volkswagen Passat

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: 132,709 (10,745–1,838,009)
15 model years affected: 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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2003 Volkswagen Passat 168,000 mi,
ABS light is now continuously on and brake light is flashing. Earlier, the two would just flash 3 times with a beep every once in a while, say when I went over a bump or turned sharply.
2004 Volkswagen Passat 112,500 mi,
I have a abs light engine light and flashing brake light on in my 2004 jetta. Don't know what to do, the abs system was replaced before I bought my car and now it is back. I can't pass inspection due to the engine light being on.
2001 Volkswagen Passat 162,200 mi,
ABS and Brake light flash. Is this covered under recall.
1999 Volkswagen Passat 103,000 mi,
ABS module failed at 89,000 miles. Pulled ABS module apart and found one hair fine wire separated from the circuit board. Made the repair myself, not for the beginner but doable with some skill. Step by step technique is posted on internet. Total cost about 2.5 hours of my time.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 139,000 mi,
my abs light comes on but goes away notice a noise in the front end when stopping which i think is electrical issues due to this problem
Same as most others. Beeping, flashing, and "Brake Fault" warning.
ABS+Break lights stay ON. Failed SMOG check communication with the OBD.
1999 Volkswagen Passat 165,000 mi,
ABS Light on
Exceleration is delayed when stopped or turning at a slow pace. Looking for a solution.
2002 Volkswagen Passat 110,000 mi,
ABS light is on and brake light is flashing. My brakes are still new and working. How much is this going to cost to get fixed?
When the ABS controller malfunctioned, it also caused many of the control panel controls to fail, including the tach, oil light, and others. A new controller fixed the problem. The dealer wanted $750, but did it for $500
2000 Volkswagen Passat 90,000 mi,
module failed: replaced with new :Expensive!!, then had to take to the dealer to have it activated. more $$
1999 Volkswagen Passat 162,000 mi,
had this for 30000 miles, goto www.passatworld.com guys on there that fix it for $100
2009 Volkswagen Passat 64,000 mi,
ABS light on. Dealer diagnostics show need for ABS Control Module (including hydrolic pump) needs to be replaced. Also diagnostics show Ignition Switch faulty.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 108,567 mi,
car stoped by it self parking brake malfunction and electronic abs braking malfunction light on still in shop 2000 dollars to repair
2000 Volkswagen Passat 158,600 mi,
Abs light on and red binking brake light
2010 Volkswagen Passat 40,000 mi,
ABS lights went on, air-bag lights, all strange things on dash. Dealer says $2,300 for an ABS module replacement. I say "baloney."
2009 Volkswagen Passat 122,000 mi,
Tight steering, steering indicater light on, ABS light on, ebrake warning light flashing,
2004 Volkswagen Passat 125,812 mi,
abs light wont stop going on and off
2009 Volkswagen Passat 100,000 mi,
As soon as my 09 Vw Passat hit 100,000 miles i received a ESP error along with parking brake error