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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles

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2009 Volkswagen GTI brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012014


  • 81,000 miles


Faulty ABS control module for 2009 models of the Volkswagen Gti. As a result of the faulty ABS control module, it causes all kinds of other errors in my car, shown in the dashboard. Some are ABS disabled, traction control/esp disabled, check engine light illuminated, emergency brake lights illuminated, hydraulic steering gone, speedometer drops to 0 (can't tell what how fast I'm driving anymore), etc. With all these problems happening as a result of a faulty ABS control module, how is this issue not addressed yet" why hasn't there been a recall for this put out yet" this will definitely result in an accident either for me, or one of the many others who own 2009 VW Gti models in the future, and I hope that it will not have to come to this before VW does a recall on this.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #1

Sep 172013

GTI 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Several 2009 Gti owners are reporting that they are having issues with the ABS control module. Upon loss of traction, the ABS control module can generate a faulty signal, causing the ECU to disable ABS, and traction control. This has happened to me several times now especially during the winter when roads are slippery and it is needed most. The following is the common cel code: 1 fault found: 01130 - ABS operation 008 - implausible signal - intermittent address 03: ABS brakes (-----) labels: 1K0-907-379-60ec1F.clb part no sw: 1K0 907 379 ae hw: 1K0 907 379 ae component: Esp mk60ec1 H35 0104.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

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