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ABS control unit woes

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PeterPatch1, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. PeterPatch1

    PeterPatch1 New Member

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    Hello everyone. Brand new to this site and I am enjoying it very much. I wonder if anyone can offer some advice on the problem I have with my A3 s-line. It is a 2.0 litre petrol turbo (special edition) model from 2006. I have owned it for eighteen trouble free months. I promised myself I would take care of it no matter what the cost, but really didn't think it would cost so much when the time for a repair came round. Anyway, the problem I have is this. The ESP warning light came on and worrying it may be serious I got the car down to my local Audi stealer and after being charged nearly sixty quid for a diagnostic check, I was told there was a fault with the ABS control unit and it would cost over eleven hundred quid to have it sorted! Now I appreciate Audi's are well engineered and a pleasure to own normally, but this seems like a bonkers amount of cash to fork out. I need to know if this is a vital repair to carry out now, or can it wait for a while till I get the cash together for the work to be done? Or can I find an independant specialist to do the work cheaper. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Thanks for that liam_b. Hopefully this is what the problem is and I can save a few bob.
     
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    Peter, get it scanned by a member on here 1st before rushing to get the unit worked on, it may not even be this the problem, then again it maybe, but until an independent scan is done you wont know for sure.
     
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    My brother in law has vag-com software which he previously used on my R plate 1.6 A3 about three years ago to diagnose faults with that car. Would this be suitable to check out my latest A3?
     
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    Or give me a shout, I'm in not too far from you. Braehead seems to have been a good meeting point in the past LOL
     
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    Thanks for that. Might take you up on that if my bro-in-law can't help. Will let you know.
     

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