Having problems with your 2002 Volkswagen Passat ?

The ABS light on my 2002 VW Passat shows on the dashboard. This happened after I change the rear brake pads. The dealer tells me a faulty ABS module is the problem, and it will cost over $1K to replace. Any second opinion? Brakes are good, car drives well, everything works well except the ABS light on the dash. There is 165K miles on this car.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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If it happened after pad replacement check the pad wear sensors
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