Audi Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module


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Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2003
Location:
Dublin, CA

abs control module failure and inactive, which is an intermittent problem. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD28D5WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 21, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Livermore Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 925-447-1100 . Dealer's city: Livermore . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 94550 .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2003
Location:
Norcross, GA

abs pump failure. at approx. 71000 miles, the abs controller/pump failed on my 1999 audi a4 1.8t quattro. there are many others that i have spoken to and read about who have also had the exact same failure with the same abs pump/controller. http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/thread.jspa?threadid=3409&tstart=0 and http://forums.audiworld.com/a4/msgs/1743701.phtml . apparently, audi knows about the problem but is not widespread enough to issue a recall.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D4XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 06, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Nalley Audi . Dealer's city: Alpharetta . Dealer's state code: GA.

Audi A4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2003
Location:
San Juan, PR

abs and brake lights on the instrument panel came on and went off intermittently, along with beeping alerts. dealer determined that the abs control module failed. the vehicle was no longer under warranty. *la *nm *jb

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAC28D7YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 29, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Gomez Hermanos Kennedy . Dealer's telephone number: 787-277-0505 . Dealer's city: San Juan . Dealer's state code: PR.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 20, 2004
Location:
Burlington, KY

failure of a bosch 5.3 abs hydraulic control unit (part # 8e0 614 111a) in a 1999 audi 1.8 turbo quattro with 53,000 miles.

Mileage was 52500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D4XA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2004
Location:
Encino, CA

abs brake pump on 1999 audi a6 avant failed at approximately 80,000 miles. no accidents have occurred, however, audi refused to replace the pump citing the vehicle had too many miles. this car is just over 5 years old. it seems odd that a safety item like an abs brake pump would fail at this point in the vehicle's life.*ak

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA24B0XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 20, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: The Auto Gallery . Dealer's telephone number: (866) 439-8333 . Dealer's city: Woodland Hills . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 91364 .

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2004
Location:
Amherst, NH

vehicle is a 2000 audi a6 with 2.7t engine.ileage: 52000.failure: dealer diagnosed abs/controller was bad and needed to be replaced at a cost of $1300.00. the problem causes intermittent abs failure which will pulsate brakes occassionally in situations where braking would not require abs activity (ie. light braking to slow vehicle slightly on dry pavement). this could slow braking response and increase chances of an accident occuring. this problem is commonly discussed in audi user forums and appears to have a fairly high occurence. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED24B8YN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2004
Location:
Weston, FL

abs and brake lights on dash remain activated; mechanic says abs computer module is not functioning. very expensive repair - $1500. i have read of other reports of same defect in same model/year but no service bulletin i can find.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 14, 2004
Location:
Somerville, MA

abs controller on a 2000 audi s4 failed after 58k miles. the brake fluid pump and abs controller unit are all in one, and the cost for repairs is about $1700. it is my belief that this unit should not fail after such low mileage. the car is under full warranty up to 50k miles or 4 years, whichever comes first, but these units are known to fail within the first 60k miles, and in other vehicles they last much longer.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 24, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Clair Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 6174691014 . Dealer's city: Boston . Dealer's state code: MA. Dealer's zipcode: 02132 .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 03, 2004
Location:
Chicago, IL

it seems that there is a manufacturing defect among b5 platform audi a4 vehicles, where either the abs controller is apt to fail prematurely, or the connection between the controller and the instrument cluster fails. due to the high frequency of failures, it seems highly unlikely that the abs controller is at fault and prone to such a high failure rate. wiring to the instrument cluster seem to be the more likely cause, yet dealers almost exclusively decide to point to the controller, which costs upwards of $1200. this condition is undoubtedly risky and dangerous. a malfunctioning abs controller can cause the rear wheels of the vehicle to lock up under hard braking, even when releasing the brake. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2004
Location:
Brewster, NY

i own a 1998 audi a6. this vehicle has been driven approx 75 000 miles. several months ago the abs control unit (brakes) failed. i was quoted a price of $1085 by the dealership where i purchased the vehicle. there are no used parts available. when i made an appoitment to have the unit replaced i was informed that audi no longer manufactures the origional replacement part at a cost of $1085. rather, audi has remanufactured the replacement part and the new cost is approx $2000.00. i verified the cost of the remanufactured replacement part by calling a few dealerships. my complaint is that i believe that audi recognized that the original part was defective and that once the abs control unit failed it made abs braking inoperable and therefore unsafe. rather than recall the 1998 a6 to replace the defective abs control unit, they allowed consumers to either drive with an unsafe control unit that could fail at any time ot pay almost $2000 to replace the defective part.*ak

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B1WN. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1998 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mohegan Lake Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 914 528-0551 . Dealer's city: Mohegan Lake . Dealer's state code: NY.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 06, 2004
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA

failure of abs brake controller-began as brake warning light and abs light flashing occasionally-now lights are on all the time-have been advised that this is common failure on audi and volkswagen-repair requires replacement of abs brake controller-part is $2200.*ak

Mileage was 62212 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D1XA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 18, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2004
Location:
Boise, ID

after only 65000 miles on my 1998 audi a4 i have been forced to replace major abs components because of numerous failures. the abs system works intermittently, and there is no indication of when it will fail. a brake light will come on, then go off, indicating there is trouble, but at times the light will be off and it is not until you begin to brake that you realize the abs is non-functional. audi has been very slow to repair the problem, requiring a 2 week wait just to diagnose the issue. then requiring $2300 to make a 6 year old car safe to drive.*ak

Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Peterson Autoplex . Dealer's telephone number: 208-378-9010 . Dealer's city: Boise . Dealer's state code: ID. Dealer's zipcode: 83704 .

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2004
Location:
Shaker Heights, OH

abs and brake lights come on. told by dealer that abs control module needed to be replaced.*ak

Mileage was 41500 miles. Vehicle was purchased on May 20, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2002
Location:
Arnold, MD

complaint received via e-mail." i purchased a 2000 audi s4 quattro with 39k miles on it from a non-audi dealer in march of 2002. at approximately 50,600 miles my abs controller failed. this is indicated by a diagnostic trouble code (dtc) in the vehicle's ecu (computer) as well as 3 loud beeps when you start the car and the abs light staying lit and the red brake light flashing constantly. this part has failed on multiple audi s4's of the same model year that i know of. audi would not warranty my part as my factory warranty had expired at 50,000 miles. the parts alone cost approximately $1200 plus the additional cost of the labor to install the part. the results of the abs controller's malfunction is that essentially, i do not have anti-lock braking in the car, causing under hard braking the possibility of locking the brakes. this happened on numerous occasions. audi of america has been notified by numerous individuals of this particularly common problem on the 2000 s4s, however, to date, no recalls have been made." *jb

Mileage was 50600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D3YA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 08, 2005
Location:
Bernardsville, NJ

abs failure: bosch 5.3 abs module found in vw, audi & porsche fail within the first 60k miles. abs modules typically last for well over 100k & generally for the life of a car. audi charges ~$1300 to replace. 3rd party repair is ~$300. abs becomes disabled & can create unexpected situations especially during inclimate weather. replacement or repair of the module resolves the issue & abs functions as expected.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64220 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D3YA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 09, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2004
Location:
Leavenworth, WA

car: 1998 a4 audi avant quattro, bought new. abs controller module failed in 2004, audi should do a recall for safety reasons. no there were no deaths or injuries, is this a reason to have a recall when people die?? *nm

Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGD28DXWA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 22, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: University Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 2066343322 . Dealer's city: Seattle . Dealer's state code: WA. Dealer's zipcode: 98105 .

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1901
Location:
Berkeley, CA

the vehicle's abs controller failed after less than 70000 miles. *nm the consumer requested assistance from the manufacturer but was denied. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B2WN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders.

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 02, 2005
Location:
Chandler, AZ

2000 audi s4 abs computer module is defective. code 01203. the abs and brake light flash and beep all of the time for no reason. this is a known issue with the abs units. aoa has not filled a safety recall for htis item yet. we need to have a safety recall for the abs computer/module due to potential accidents when wheels lock up and car skids out of control. numerous other complaints about abs problems and accidents have been documented due to abs failure. it is a simple fix but part costs $1k alone not including labor. looked on forums, it seems to be a simple wiring fix inside of module (apparently there is a poor standard of craftsmanship in the soldering). *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D5YA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 26, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Scottsdale Audi . Dealer's city: Scottsdale . Dealer's state code: AZ.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 04, 2005
Location:
Oak Park, IL

abs computer malfunctioned. searched internet and found many similar problems with other owners of simiilar cars. *ak

Mileage was 10500 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A6 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Audi A6 1998 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 10, 2005
Location:
Los Altos, CA

the abs control module failed on a 1999 audi a4; the dealer tells me it is not covered under warranty, and i must pay $1662.39 plus tax to repair. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D9XA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 09, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Stevens Creek Porsche Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 408 244-5400 . Dealer's city: San Jose . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95117 .


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