ABS Light Due to Control Module Failure on Audi A4 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 124,276 (57,000–217,000)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
33 people reported this problem
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same problem. sometimes it turns on. i just restart the car and it goes away. wierd tho
shop wanted over $1100 to fix. Left it as is.
speedometer needle inop but the ODO is working 1 speed sensor and module
replaced ABS module
ABS Brake lIghyt and Airbag light are on. Heard it was best to get a machanic to plug a scanner in to see if they can communictae with the ABS contro module if no then it should be replaced to fix the issue. Don't go to the dealer thou it's far cheaper to get a rebuilt one and have a trusted mechanic install it.
ABS light came on, diagnosed as ABS fail, $2800 estimate to repair.
abs and brake warning light comes on
Whining noise from the front end while making a turn
burns oil needs snog hear creaking joints
ABS Light came on, I took the car to a local repair shop and they removed the Electronic Control Unit and sent it out to be rebuilt. The brakes still functioned, albeit without ABS, until the ECU was rebuilt and reinstalled. A $500 repair instead of $1500.
ABS control module failed. sent off for rebuild.