VW Golf / Audi A3 ABS Pump - Causing light to remain on

TT Golf A3 ABS Fault

This VW Golf ABS pump and motor, also fitted to Audi A3 and TT vehicles, is an extremely common failing part. Failure of this unit will cause the constant illumination of the ABS warning light and will prevent full operation of the emergency braking system, leaving only standard braking in effect.


Commonly we see an extensive amount of these ABS units sent into us for rebuild for the following fault codes: 01130 – ABS Operation Implausible Signal, 16352 – Control Module Defective and 01276 – ABS Hydraulic Pump (V64). Unlike the earlier generation which suffered with internal faults in the ABS hydraulic section, this archetype will generally fail with electronic faults within the module itself. Of course, with this iteration spanning over 10 years and multiple vehicles, there is still a substantial amount of faults that we see relating to the ABS motor, block and pump which will all cause the VW Golf, Audi A3 and TT ABS light to remain on.

With no repair kits available from the manufacturer, the usual fix is often to seek resolution to the ABS light being on for the VW Golf / Audi A3 and TT; via purchasing a full ABS pump replacement and fitting this to the vehicle. This means that you will also have to pay out for coding. When a new unit is purchased from the manufacturer it will still have the original design flaw, meaning that even new pumps are susceptible to malfunction!


Our solution is much more efficient; we can fully rebuild the original unit, working-out the design flaw, for a fraction of the cost of a new unit. Unlike the short one-year manufacturer warranty on a brand-new unit, all our rebuilds carry an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty* as standard, so there really is a significant benefit to both your wallet and peace of mind.




Common Failure symptoms:

  • ABS light on
  • ESP light on / traction control light
  • No communication to the ABS module
  • No ABS assisted braking
  • Pump motor constantly running

 Common fault codes:

  • 01130 - Abs Operation Implausible Signal
  • 16352 - Control Module Defective
  • 01276 - ABS Hydraulic Pump (V64)



Common failing part numbers:


Test and rebuild:

Each VW/Audi ABS pump, module and motor is comprehensively tested, before and after rebuild, using our bespoke Hardware In-the-Loop test rig. By simulating real world driving conditions and by testing these ABS units beyond the operating parameters of the vehicle we know that once rebuilt: it will outlast the vehicle.



We retain all the original programming from your ABS pump and module during test and rebuild. So, no need for any programming or coding work once you receive it back



Due to our extremely high standards and a work defect rate lower than 0.49% on all of our rebuilds, we can confidently offer an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty. Our strict quality control incorporates testing, ESD safety, components, workmanship, even down to securely packaging your unit for delivery back to you: all areas must meet our very high warranty standards.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

Click on your vehicle above, select your ABS unit (or select your ABS from the numbers above) and click: Get your rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the 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 ABS unit 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 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 ABS unit and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your ABS pump and module 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 unit and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Volkswagen/Audi ABS pump and module then please contact us.

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Comments on "VW Golf / Audi A3 ABS Pump - Causing light to remain on "
Ruturaj patil says: 07/07/2024 13:19:37
I have a vw jetta tdi 2016 model I have scanned my car with obd tool It shows faulty abs module Is it possible for you to ship back to India
ECU Admin says: 08/07/2024 11:05:28
Hi Ruturaj, no worries at all we can ship worldwide
andy says: 18/01/2024 20:58:14
hi. can you repair abs 1k0614517ed , no comm error 16352 passat 2014
ECU Admin says: 19/01/2024 14:19:14
Hi Andy, we can help you out with that, just click the following link for more information https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/volkswagen/passat/abs-pump-ecumodule-combined/amc103763-d/
mories says: 28/08/2023 11:45:38
i did change my abs pump but my polo 2011 module is making noice and abs light apearing on my desh board
ECU Admin says: 29/08/2023 09:45:01
Hi Mories, send us your fault information and we can have a look into this for you contact us
ken byrd says: 24/11/2022 15:09:32
hi. do you service 2002 Audi TT Quattro 225 ABS units thanks ken.
ECU Admin says: 25/11/2022 09:54:15
Hi Ken, we should be able to help you out, just search your ABS part number above, or check the following link: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/tt/abs-pump-ecumodule-combined/
Robert Poggi says: 17/11/2022 17:48:38
Hi My abs controller light is on and it is not communicating With my ECU therefore throwing a fault code My scanner has the VW Audi software to scan 2000 Audi TT Part #8NO 614 517 C Please let me know if you can assist thx
ECU Admin says: 18/11/2022 09:37:12
Hi Robert, we can certainly test that with a view to repair. To get started just complete our Test Form https://myaccount.ecutesting.com/
Neil West says: 12/09/2021 05:17:44
I have a work shop in Melbourne Australian. I have a client with a 2009 golf with a ABS unit failure. My question is is it plausible to send the unit to you for servicing, or with shipping costs ect not ideal Hoping you can advise Thanks Neil
ECU Admin says: 20/09/2021 11:28:43
Hi Neil, we offer a world-wide service. To get started please select your part number above or complete our test form here: https://myaccount.ecutesting.com/
Turan says: 27/07/2021 12:31:31
Bonjour Je possède une audi a3 2.0 tdi 170 de 2009 et le Code erreur 01130 est présent. Combien me coûterez une reconstruction de la pompe. Merci cordialement
ECU Admin says: 29/07/2021 09:28:40
Bonjour, nous pouvons vous aider. Pour les prix et les informations d'exp�dition, veuillez s�lectionner votre num�ro de pi�ce sur la page suivante: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/a3/abs-pump-ecumodule-combined/
GREGORY HERON says: 27/01/2021 20:01:04
Fault code 01130,how much would it be including courier?
darius says: 15/03/2021 16:39:18
i have audi tt. wuth abs and traction light coming on. reg tt52 mog fault codes 01314, 01130. how mach will cost to check pump. and how mach will cost to fix. thanks
ECU Admin says: 16/03/2021 09:19:38
Hi Darius – we can help with that. To get started just select your ABS part number from the following list: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/tt/abs-pump-ecumodule-combined/
ECU Admin says: 28/01/2021 09:29:11
Hi Gregory, thank you for your comment. For prices and shipping information please select your part number or vehicle above.
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