March 9, 2020

Possible ABS issue sees Volkswagen models recalled

MY2009/10 Volkswagen cars affected by possible ABS fault…

A number of Volkswagen models sold in Australia last decade are being recalled over concerns they could have a possible brake system fault.

The recall, paralleling a recall of the Skoda Octavia (details here) will see certain MY09/10 Volkswagen Eos, Golf, Jetta, Scirocco and Caddy vehicles recalled.

The recalls are being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), with the recall notice advising that the thermal overload within the ABS control unit can interrupt the current flow to the ABS control unit.

This would stop the ABS from functioning correctly and would illuminate the warning light on the dash.

A failed ABS/ESC system can restrict the protection provided.

This can lead to a danger of an accident, especially in critical driving situations.

Owners of affected Volkswagen vehicles will be contacted in writing and the software for the ABS/ESC control unit that regularly checks the function of the unit will be updated.

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both.Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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