BMW ABS/DSC Pump – Causing ABS, DSC and Handbrake warning light fault

BMW ABS failure

This BMW ABS/DSC pump is a very common failure for the BMW 3-Series (E90), Z4, 1-series and M5 built between 2005 and 2014. The common symptom is that the ABS, DSC and handbrake warning lights remain permanently illuminated. If you have performed a diagnostic scan then you will also have the following fault codes stored within the ABS system; “5DF0-Hydraulic Unit Pump Motor” and “5DF1-Hydraulic Unit Pump Motor Connector Faulty” these fault codes may clear initially but they will always return and become a permanent fault. A new unit from the manufacturer is very expensive and only comes with a short 1-year warranty.

We are able to rebuild customers own unit in 2-3 working days or supply replacement units from stock at a fraction of the cost of a new unit from the manufacturer, plus the new unit will still have the original design flaw that caused it to fail in the first place.

Every BMW ABS pump that we rebuild comes with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty as standard – we can do this because we use higher rated than standard components during the rebuild process, so you can be sure that your ABS unit will not fail again.






Common Failure symptoms:

  • Constant illumination of the ABS, DSC and handbrake warning light

Common fault codes:

  • 5DF0 – Hydraulic Unit Pump Motor
  • 5DF1 – Hydraulic Unit Pump Motor Connector Faulty

Common failing part numbers:

(The above part numbers are just a small selection of common failing BMW part numbers, there are many more including multiple superseded part numbers so if you do not see your part number here then please see our full catalogue).


Test and rebuild:

Every BMW ABS unit is fully tested on our bespoke HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) test rig both before and after the rebuild process. This involves simulating real driving conditions including wheel speed, body roll, accelerometer, steering input and brake pressure. We test every unit beyond the operating parameters of the vehicle so we know that once a unit is rebuilt it will outlast the vehicle. This is how we can supply an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty with every BMW ABS pump we rebuild and supply.



This ABS unit is coded to the vehicle, through out testing and rebuild all programming information is retained, meaning that there is no need for coding when you receive the unit back.



We have been rebuilding this BMW ABS for many years for dealerships and independent specialists worldwide. Our work defect rate is lower than 0.49% on all of our rebuilds and we are extremely proud of our Lifetime Warranty standards encompassing testing, workmanship, components and ESD safety.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild please select your vehicle from the list above or see our full catalogue and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the BMW ABS pump and module inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your BMW ABS with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the BMW ABS pump and module inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your BMW ABS and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your ABS pump and module and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this BMW ABS pump then please contact us.

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Comments on "BMW ABS/DSC Pump – Causing ABS, DSC and Handbrake warning light fault"
Gary Morante says: 19/04/2022 09:09:12
Do you also repair DSC units from 2009 BMW Mini,s?
ECU Admin says: 19/04/2022 09:54:49
Hi, we certainly do. Just check the Mini section here
Alphonso Davis says: 23/08/2021 17:47:11
How much it cost forABS module repair.
ECU Admin says: 24/08/2021 09:43:44
For full price/shipping information for this ABS pump please choose your vehicle from the list above.
kenneth burgess says: 24/09/2022 20:23:04
please inform price of abs repair 2008 bmw x3 thanks ken
ECU Admin says: 26/09/2022 09:41:53
Hi Kenneth, simply search your existing part number in the search field above for rebuild prices
Bogart says: 26/10/2020 12:11:05
Help for my abs problem fault 5df0
ECU Admin says: 27/10/2020 09:32:08
Hi Bogart, we can help with resolving the 5DF0 fault on your ABS pump and module. Just select your part number or vehicle above for further information.
Oliver Warner says: 02/10/2019 20:16:02
Dear Sir/Madam, I recently have had a customer come to me with an E90 335D with the following codes stored. 5DF0-Hydraulic unit pump motor. 5DF1-Hydraulic unit pump motor connector fault. How soon would you be able to get the ABS pump in for reconditioning? Kind Regards, Oliver Warner
ECU Admin says: 03/10/2019 10:06:32
Hi Oliver, we can certainly help with that. For prices, shipping and turnaround please select your part number from the following list:
Alex Petro says: 23/08/2019 00:52:20
Can you rebuild a 2008 BMW M3. E92. Where are you located
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 10:54:37
Hi Alex, what part from your M3 E92 do you require rebuilding please? If it is the ABS unit then please check your part number here for more information: we are based in Heanor our full address can be found here:
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