ABS Module Failure

All About ABS Module Failure in Volkswagens

Learn about this important factor in Volkswagen repair and maintenance

ABS is an acronym you may have seen in your car and heard about in regard to safety, but what does it stand for? Well, it stands for an anti-lock braking system. This safety feature appears in most modern vehicles, and what it does is basically prevent your car’s wheels from locking up when you’re braking heavily. Any time you need to slam on the brakes, your ABS will help you maintain control of your car, keeping you safe.

Most Volkswagen vehicles will have ABS built right in, which means that this is a feature you should definitely be aware of. Usually, our ABS works when we need it without any issues, but sometimes the module that controls the system can fail. Simply put, the ABS module is an electronic component within your car that controls your ABS. It contains sensors to monitor your wheels’ speed, and it sends signals to your ABS pump. If you make a hard stop and the system detects that your wheels are in danger of locking up, your car’s ABS module will automatically activate the pump, which will then stop your wheel from locking up by pressurizing the brake fluid. All of this happens quickly, intelligently, and without the driver even having to think about it.

However, ABS modules can and do fail for a number of reasons. The reasons why your Volkswagen’s ABS module may fail include electrical issues (like a problem with wiring), physical damage, water damage, or faulty sensors. The sensors may become faulty if they become damaged over time, and a malfunctioning sensor may cause your ABS to activate when it’s not necessary.

Braking is, obviously, an important part of driving. You want to be sure that your car is able to brake effectively, whenever you need it to, in order to keep you safe and prevent you from getting into an accident. Although it may not be your fault if your ABS malfunctions, it’s definitely up to you to get it fixed the second you notice an issue in order to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Fortunately, your car’s dashboard should have an ABS light, which will switch on if there is a problem with your system. If you see that light come on, you should definitely prioritize bringing your car in to see a trusted professional. That’s where we come in.

Here at Reggie’s Motorworks, we specialize in European cars. You deserve the best, and your Volkswagen deserves to be inspected and repaired by our European auto experts. Trust our team to get your Volkswagen’s ABS back in working order with friendly and efficient service you can believe in.

Written by Reggie's Motorworks

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