Volkswagen recalls vehicles over defect in the antilock brake system

Volkswagen Group


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedan, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.

135,683 vehicles are affected by the recall.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module’s self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule.

Kimberly K. said
574 days ago
With less than 75k miles on my VW Jetta my ABS dash light came on. After immediately taking it to the dealer I was notified that it would be a $2382 repair. I purchased my certified used vehicle from pacific VW dealership only four years ago. I have taken my vehicle into the dealership for every dash light and rutuine services. I purchased my vehicle for over 18k four years ago and currently the dealership offered me $1500 towards another VW... no thank you. I will NEVER again purchase a VW and I will let everyone I know the ordeal I've had to go through.

Yang L. said
507 days ago
My daughter in her 2002 Vw hit was in an accident and the abs is faulty per the scans of the computer

Jennifer B. said
503 days ago
My husband was involved in an accident due to faulty ABS and now they are refusing to except responsibility when that is exactly what it said would happen or could happen in the recall letter I received .

Adrianna G. said
408 days ago
I am dealing with the abs issue and it hasnt gone so well so far!! Not good. Hopefully this can get fixed somehow. As of now Im super dissapointed. Not to mention how unsafe of a car it is.

Roy L. said
335 days ago
I had a 2009 Rabbit, In July 2016, I hit my brakes to avoid hitting the car in front of me, my car veered to the right and hit a pickup in a couple of lanes to my right. Car was written off. I recently found out about the recall. V.W Canada said they sent out a recall letter to me in January 2017, (would good is that to me ??)

Harley T. said
268 days ago
Ijust got my 09 EOS in March and wasn’t told about the recall. Last week the ABS failed and I lost control and swerved off the road. It’s now almost definitely totaled. After looking into it I found out about the recall. Is there anything I can do about this? I also have a video of the wreck.

Rachel R. said
260 days ago
My car falls under the recall for ABS and they are not fixing it free of charge. They want to charge me 2700.00 I also broke down on the freeway because of this and I was never informed of this recall. I absolutely need a lawyer and this needs to be a class action law suit.

Hugo P. said
161 days ago
They said that because they can't get a connection to my ABS module that is exhibiting all the symptoms that match the recall description they won't cover the replacement. My vehicle's VIN is included in the recall and they still are trying to get away without not replacing it.

Bill H. said
142 days ago
Have a 2011 VW Jetta having the same problem. All warning lights came on just after I had to break hard. Car swerved left due to faulty ABS module. Brake warning light, Airbag, tire warning etc Dealer wants $2800 to BS!

MIke L. said
86 days ago
2009 EOS. ABS went out. VW paid for software but not a new module. Hydraulic brake pump went out as result. Charged $2400 to replace complete ABS assembly. Only 74K miles on EOS. VW should have covered this under recall.

MIke L. said
86 days ago
2009 EOS. ABS went out. VW paid for software but not a new module. Hydraulic brake pump went out as result. Charged $2400 to replace complete ABS assembly. Only 74K miles on EOS. VW should have covered this under recall.

Bill H. said
53 days ago
My girlfriend has a 2011 Jetta. She hit the brakes to avoid hitting the car in front of her, her car veered to the right and ran off the road. I recently found out about all of the ABS Module failures. The car only had 50,200 miles on it when the ABS failed. Dealer wants $2800 to fix. This is totally ridiculous, how is a school teacher supposed to afford this especially when it conveniently happened 200 miles outside of the warranty? Called VW around, run around, no accountability at all. I guess VW will only listen when more people die from these Module failures. Will NEVER purchase another VW!!!

mindyann d. said
16 days ago
2011 Jetta. Dont know why all the lights came on!! the dealer is trying to charge me $2300.00!!! Crazy!!

Steve F. said
3 days ago
2009 VW GLI has failed ABS module. VW of America refused to repair it even though it was included in the recall. Was quoted $2700 by the dealer. Very upset this was not covered as that it what recalls are for, not just a "software update."

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