I filed a compaint with the National Traffic Safety Folks today at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ and recommend that everyone else do so as well to force their hand in dealing with this problem.
Audi & VW ABS Recall
Audis and VWs between the years of 1996 and 2001 have had a large number of problems with the ABS control unit. If your ABS light goes on and the brake light flashes while the car beeps at you on start-up, then you probably have a bad ABS control unit and it will cost $1,500 - $1,700 to repair! Audi and VW should recall these cars and repair them!
Friday, December 09, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Latest update on the Audi ABS Control unit problems. I spoke with a parts guy at the local Audi dealership and asked whether they get a lot of problems with the ABS Control UNits and he said yes absolutely. In fact, they have had so many problems that instead of selling only the complete control unit for about $1,400, they are now selling the electronics for $500 because that was the faulty part. I asked him why the company doesn't just admit the problem and do a recall and he shook his head and said he didn't know, but that it is a pretty common problem.
So I guess the good news is that the price to repair the faulty ABS control unit is now only $500 plus labor instead of $1,400 plus labor. But the bad news is that Audi still isn't stepping up to the plate and doing a recall, or at the very least covering the cost of the part when the faulty part goes out.