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JMcQueen

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Turned the car on this morning and as per the title, the light stayed on and cannot be turned off by pressing the button on the centre console. Its the one with the picture of the car skidding.

Does anyone know what this means as I dont have the owners book handy. I do know that if its anything to do with the haldex Im going to be peeved since it was only serviced ten days ago.

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I know with my Lexus, it ment that one of the ABS Sensors had failed. Not sure if it is the same with VW, but would need to get it on the computer to check!

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My MKV recently had this problem and it was diagnosed as being the Haldex ECU, which was none too cheap too replace even with VW contribution out of warranty. Good excuse to fit an uprated one if that's the case. For me it started out intermittent, it wouldn't go off and then next time I turned the ignition it was perfect. It happened more and more until it just wouldn't go off.

Get it scanned as it could simply be an ABS sensor.

Also, a quick search will reveal that the MKV Golf is plaqued with a ABS Pump problem which also gives the same symptom however, I have it on good authority that the R32 is not affected by this Teves MK60 problem, that every other MKV Golf has had an issue with over the years.

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This is the first time its come but its coming on every time I start the car. What concerns me is that it only had the 40k service ten days ago which included a haldex oil change. Im hoping they havent knackered something (deliberately or accidentally) whilst doing it.

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JMcQueen said:

This is the first time its come but its coming on every time I start the car. What concerns me is that it only had the 40k service ten days ago which included a haldex oil change. Im hoping they havent knackered something (deliberately or accidentally) whilst doing it.

Reading this more & more recently, R's in for a haldex service(usually VW) then something goes wrong shortly after...........hope its something simple for you, get it scanned asap.

Had mine done recently & watched(at a specialist I trust too) whilst they did the haldex & rear diff oil as the drain/fill holes are very close to each other & could easily be done wrong.....each one requires a different oil.

Edited by Dazm, 09 May 2011 - 09:06 PM.


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these issues after a vw visit are worrying.
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Exactly. I think Im going to take it to a different place to get checked over before I then go back to the dealership.

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Only way to find out is to get it scanned.

Although when I had this on mine I could definitely feel the front wheels spinning up and no drive from the back so that maybe give you an idea.

Edited by cuprabob, 09 May 2011 - 09:21 PM.


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Thats reassuring as it feels pretty much normal. Definitely nothing noticeable without possibly imagining it if you know what I mean.

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I know exactly what you mean.

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Turns out it was an ABS sensor fault. They also said that there was a new recall due on the coils which they've done at the same time. The sensor is on back order from Germany and will be a couple of weeks.

Quoted me £340 but because I've got full service history and its under 5 years old VW have offered to cover 100% of the cost. Pleased to deal with VW for a change!!

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That's a good result, and as I said previously, you have to at least give VW a chance as sometimes they do deliver.

I would have thought you would have known about the coil recall as it's been discussed at greath length on a number of threads on this and every other VW forum

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Nope. Totally missed it. I may have seen the topic header and assumed it was mk4 as they tend to suffer with coils more than the mk5's

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No worries, you're sorted now :-)

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Thats good to hear, JMcQueen.  Mine seems to have the same fault and i was umming and arring about taking it to VW or just get it done by an Indie and foot the cost.

What year is your motor and how many miles you done mate?




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