Volkswagen Golf, Caddy, Touran & Transporter Common ECU problem

VW engine ECU fault

Common Bosch EDC16U1 & EDC16U34 ECU Failure.

 

When the ECU fails you will normally notice that the engine will not start intermittently, you may find that you need to turn the ignition on and off many times before the engine will eventually start. You may also find that the engine will not start at all and the engine management light is no longer illuminating on the instrument cluster.

 

If you have tried to read the fault codes from the engine system you may also find that you are unable to read any fault codes, or you cannot communicate with the ECU at all.

 

All these symptoms are a good indication that your engine ECU may be faulty, we are able to rebuild your own unit if you send it to us, or we can supply a replacement unit from stock. If we supply a remanufactured ECU from stock then you will not need to program it on to the vehicle as we complete all the programming before we dispatch the ECU to you so you can just plug it in and drive away.

 

Common Failure symptoms:

  • Intermittent to complete non-start
  • No EML (engine management light)
  • No communication to the engine ECU

 

Affected Vehicles:

  • Volkswagen Caddy (3rd generation) 2004 - 2008
  • Volkswagen Golf (5th generation) 2003 - 2008
  • Volkswagen Touran (1st generation) 2003 - 2008
  • Volkswagen Transporter (T5) 2003 - 2009

 

(This is just a small list of part numbers – if you do not see yours here do not worry as we cover all part numbers for these ECU system types – check our full catalogue for Caddy, Golf, Touran and Transporter ECUs)

 

Test and rebuild:

By testing these VW engine ECUs under real-world load and driving conditions, using our state-of-the-art Hardware In-the-Loop (HIL) testing rig, will enable us to identify all internal faults. Each ECU is rebuild using higher rated than standard components and then extensively re-test the ECU to ensure that no faults remain.

 

Programming:

When you send your engine ECU in for repair all coding is retained. If we supply a remanufactured ECU from stock then you will not need to program it on to the vehicle as we complete all the programming before we dispatch. So both instances all you need to do is plug and play.

 

Quality:

We have rebuilt and supplied these ECUs for many years for owners, Volkswagen franchise dealerships and specialists around the globe. Our work defect rate is lower than 0.6% across all our rebuilds meaning we can proudly and confidently provide a lifetime warranty on every product.

 

Warranty:

Lifetime unlimited mileage*

 

How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild select your model or part number and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Volkswagen engine management ECU 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 engine ECU 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 Volkswagen engine management ECU 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 Volkswagen engine management ECU and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your ECU 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 engine ECU and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Volkswagen engine management ECU, then please contact us.

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PHAETON

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Comments on "Volkswagen Golf, Caddy, Touran & Transporter Common ECU problem"
Gary says: 26/9/2019 5:14:04 PM
Electric fault or short caddy will not start battery needs jumpstart but Rdio will play engine light stays on
ECU Admin says: 30/9/2019 4:13:32 PM
Hi Gary, it is important to scan your vehicle for fault codes, once you have these we can help determine the root cause of your issues, just contact us with the fault code information: https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
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