ABS Light Due to Control Module Failure on Volkswagen Passat

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: 115,398 (10,745–238,600)
15 model years affected: 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
199 people reported this problem
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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.
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?
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.
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
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.
ABS light on. Dealer diagnostics show need for ABS Control Module (including hydrolic pump) needs to be replaced. Also diagnostics show Ignition Switch faulty.
I had flashing power steering light, brake light beeping 3 times, engine light, ESP light and ABS light all coming on. It made my transmission not shift, no power to the vehicle when pressing down on the gas . replacing. My mechanic said I need my ABS control module replaced. He's doing it now. Hopefully this will solve the problem. $800.00 for actual part from vw dealership plus 3hrs hours. $1200.00. I'll let you know the outcome. Being installed as we speak.
ABS lights went on, air-bag lights, all strange things on dash. Dealer says $2,300 for an ABS module replacement. I say "baloney."
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
car stoped by it self parking brake malfunction and electronic abs braking malfunction light on still in shop 2000 dollars to repair
module failed: replaced with new :Expensive!!, then had to take to the dealer to have it activated. more $$