08 Nov, 14

Vauxhall / Opel Common ABS Pump (ESP Fault) – Brake Pressure Sensor Switch Failure

Vauxhall Brake Pressure Sensor ProblemsVauxhall / Opel Brake Pressure Sensor – ESP Fault
If you have a modern Vauxhall built after 2004 then there is a good chance your vehicle is fitted with the common failing MK60 ATE ABS pump. Earlier vehicles would have an early version of the ABS pump where the Brake Pressure Sensor is mounted externally either on the side of the ABS pump, side of the brake master cylinder, on the brake servo or along the feed pipe between the master cylinder and ABS pump itself. However, the MK60 ATE ABS pump is manufactured with the brake pressure sensor installed internally and is such a common failure that we are seeing several of these units in our workshop daily for repair and exchange.

How To Detect A Brake Pressure Sensor Failure / ESP Fault?
When the brake pressure sensor has failed, the fault symptoms can vary from vehicle to vehicle but generally speaking you will have the ESP / Traction light illuminated on the dash. The traction light will be the yellow car with skid marks below it. You may also have the ABS light and handbrake light illuminated on the dash and if you have an ESP button, the light on the button may be illuminated and pressing the button will have no affect.

Common DTC Fault Code Associated With This Fault
C0131 – Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction (00) – Present.

Common Vauxhalls Affected By The Brake Pressure Sensor Fault
This is an industry-wide fault which affects almost all makes of vehicles as almost all of them are being fitted with this type of ABS pump unit. Below you can see a short list of Vauxhalls which we have found to be affected by the common Brake Pressure Sensor ESP Fault.

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Vauxhall AstraVauxhall OmegaVauxhall VectraVauxhall Zafira

Common Vauxhall ABS Pump Part Numbers Affected
There will be 100s of part numbers affected by this common type of failure and below we have listed the most common part numbers which are flagging up each week from units being sent in to us. Don’t worry if you’re part number isn’t listed, we can repair all of them but if you’re unsure, give us a call on 0844 847 9999 with your part number to confirm.

OEMATE
13213610 AL10.0206-0206.4
13213608 AJ10.0206-0208.4
13244860 BJ10.0206-0287.4
13246535 BL10.0206-0290.4
13246537 BN10.0206-0292.4

If you have a brake pressure sensor fault then chances are your local dealer will advise on a brand new replacement part at a very high cost. The new replacement part will also require coding / programming at an additional cost and come with a limited 12 month warranty. This new part will be a like-for-like part which will have the same design fault as the original unit in your vehicle – so you can expect it will fail again in the future.

Most workshops may even advise replacing the unit with a cheap second-hand used part but that will also require coding / programming at additional costs and come with a limited 30-90 day warranty.

I Have This Fault – What Are My Options With SINSPEED?
We offer a great alternative by offering to repair / exchange your faulty ABS pump with our superseded redesigned units which are being offered with modified pressure sensors. The units we offer are guaranteed to last the lifetime of the vehicle (as they should) and that is why we offer them with a LIFETIME warranty. The best part is our units will NOT require any coding or programming.

We also offer a professional diagnosis and fitting service if required.

Why Modify The Unit? – Why Not Just Replace The Damaged Part?
All other cars without the MK60 ATE ABS Control Module have the Brake Pressure Sensor fitted externally to the ABS Pump and guess what, they never fail!

Fitting the Brake Pressure Sensor inside in the ABS Pump internally is a new space-saving idea which has obviously gone horribly wrong because almost all makes of vehicles worldwide affected by the common failing internal sensor. Dealerships are yet to recover fully from the outbreak of failing units and no modification has yet been officially released. Replacing the sensor with a like-for-like part may fix the fault temporarily but it doesn’t solve the root cause of the problem and you can be sure the fault will come back. In order to safe-guard the future of your ABS unit and efficiently repair the unit, we have modified the ABS pump to match it’s predecessors and fitted an external pressure sensor. If the external pressure sensor ever did fail in future for whatever reason, it would be easy enough to buy a sensor and replace it – not having to replace your entire ABS pump each time.

SAFETY WARNING!!
There have been rumours of people and/or companies trying to repair these units and in some cases imitate our work. Please understand that although the ESP system is not absolutely crucial, modifying the ABS controller / pump in any way (without superior extensive knowledge) in the technology of advanced braking systems and electronic control modules, you will be risking the life of others. Please do not attempt to repair these units yourself and please do not offer such services to trade or the general public. We have been in business since 1972 as a group company and all our parts, services are fully tested before leaving the workshop. All units are thoroughly tested on specific specialist equipment to ensure maximum quality. Our ESP Fault Modifications come fully approved and as far as we’re aware, there is no other company out there that can successfully repair these units and completely remove the defective state.

If you have a vehicle with the Brake Pressure Sensor ESP Fault then give us a call on 0844 847 9999.

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83 thoughts on “Vauxhall / Opel Common ABS Pump (ESP Fault) – Brake Pressure Sensor Switch Failure
  • Hi

    I have the same fault C 0131 traction control Pressure Sensor. Please can i have a quote for repair or replacement. currently taking vaxhaull to task over this we shall see how far i get.

    thanks

    sophie

    • Hi Sophie

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i have a 2004 vauxhall zafira a 2.0 Dti and i have the esp and abs light fault how much would a replacement unit cost thanks tom

    • Hi Tom

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I have a problem with the esp light being lit more often than not. It’s a 1.8 2004 vauxhall astra sri how much would a fix/replacement be?

    • Hi Dean

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I have a problem with my Vauxhall zafira 1.8 Sri had it plugged in and was told it’s the abs pump how much will this cost to sort out ?
    Thanks in advance

    • Hi Malcolm

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Art

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • i have a vauxhall zafira club and 2006 and the abs light is constantly on and speedo or milage not working, any ideas? Been told abs module needs replacing or fixed

    • Hi Philip

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hi
    I have tc/esp control light on my dash board. I have been told it is the abs ecu pump. please can you tell me how much it would be to fix this problem.

    • Hi Kelvin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I have a vauxhall vectra and the abs light is permanently on. Can you tell me how much this repair will cost please?

    • Hi Matt

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i have got the dredded fault code co131 on my zafira and am now in the market for a new abs pump complete with the pump ecu What sort of price am i looking at for one of these please. And is it something i can buy today

    • Hi Dan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We can rebuild your existing unit or offer you a direct replacement part. I have sent you an email with full information and pricing for both options.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, i have a 2002 zafira and am having problems with the esp. When i start the car its either first time no problems or else it judders and clunks and takes a couple or few times to start and when this happens The esp warning light also comes on. I have to either keep switching off and on until the light goes out Or drive as it is, which doesnt feel right. Or else its driving along nicely Until ive been driving for about 15 miles and then the esp light comes on with a slight shudder of the car and then in lower gears the car vibrates. Also when the light is on i cant Accelerate with the same power and it loses power when climbing hills. Switching the ignotion off and back on gets rid of the problem usually but it soon comes back on again. I’ve explained the problem to 3 different garages and one did a costly repair on changing a sensor but the light illuminated a few miles after picking the car up from the garage! The other 2 garages havent been able to fix the problem, or even know what im talking about!
    Any ideas and if so how much please 🙂

    • Hi Tracie

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with some information and recommendations for your local garage to follow, in case they may have missed something. I have also included costings for any services we may be able to offer you to help with testing/repairs.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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