Common ABS (ESP) Fault – Brake Pressure Sender / Sensor Switch Failure – Audi / Mazda / Mitsubishi / Seat / Skoda & Volkswagen

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VW, Seat, Skoda and Audi Brake Pressure Sensor Switch ABS Fault

The Famous Brake Pressure Sensor ABS Fault
The ABS Pump control module is a very common fault for owners of VW’s, Audi’s, Skoda’s & Seat’s but also all other makes including Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda and BMW. All suffer with the common ESP system fault. The fault is detected by having the ESP light illuminated on the Dashboard Speedo and also the “ESP OFF” switch will be illuminated too. Pressing the “ESP OFF” switch will have no effect. If you’ve had this problem, you would have most likely taken the vehicle to your local garage where they’d plug it onto a diagnostics machine and find the following common fault code: “01435 Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201)” or it would have given you the following fault description: “Brake Pressure Sensor” or “Brake Pressure Sender”.

If you had your vehicle in with the main dealers then you would have been told that you need to replace the ABS Pump Control Module. In fact, almost any garage you go to will tell you the same thing. A replacement ABS unit for your vehicle would be in the regions of £1000 – £1500 (+Vat) and that’s not including Labour. Luckily for you, we can repair these units for a fraction of the cost and could potentially save you a lot of money. What’s more, we now offer a full LIFETIME warranty on the replacement / remanufactured parts giving you complete peace of mind.

Most Common Vehicles Affected
Audi A2
Audi A3
Audi A4
BMW 1 Series
BMW 3 Series
Citroen C2
Citroen C3
Ford Focus
Ford C-Max
Honda Accord
Honda CRV
Lexus IS200
Lexus IS300
Mazda 3
Mitsubishi Outlander
Opel Astra
Peugeot 1007
Peugeot 206
Peugeot 207
Renault Laguna II
Seat Leon
Seat Altea
Seat Toleda
Skoda Octavia
Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Swift
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki Vitara
Toyota Celica
Toyota Colorado
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota MR2
Toyota Rav4
Toyota Yaris
Vauxhall Astra
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Bora
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Tourag
Volkswagen Touran
Volvo C30
Volvo C70
Volvo S40
Volvo V50

Exchange Units Kept In StockWhat is ESP & Why Do I Need It?
The ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is an additional function to the commonly known ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) & TCS (Traction Control System). Many 2000+ VW’s, Audi’s, Skoda’s & Seat’s are fitted with the ESP system. ABS prevents the wheels locking up under harsh braking / emergency braking, TCS will prevent the wheels from spinning when accelerating hard. ESP is much more advanced and is constantly working, calculating every corner you take to ensure you’re safety. The ESP system will use accelerometer sensors around the vehicle, to detect when the vehicle is likely to loose traction whilst cornering or sudden turning to avoid a collision at speed. If there is excessive longitudinal or lateral acceleration/deceleration it will be detected & by sudden steering at speed, the ESP system will instantly apply the brake to one of the opposing wheels, preventing excessive lateral movement that causes loss of traction to the road and loss of driver control of the vehicle.

Why You Should Choose Sinspeed To Replace / Remanufacture Your ABS unit
The ABS pump will have failed due to a manufacturing defect and replacing it with a new unit or even a second hand one does not necessarily prevent this from happening again. In fact, if you was to replace it with a working second hand unit, then you will be waiting for the day for it to fail because they are all failing at one point or another. The problem is with the Internal Brake Pressure Sender Sensor Switch. Once this fails, the ESP system is no longer working. There are other companies that will simply replace this part and return it to you, but that will not prevent it from happening again in the future.

What we do is completely different. We bypass the original Brake Pressure Sensor Switch and fit our very own custom manufactured External Brake Pressure Sender Switch and calibrate it so that the manufacturing defect is no longer existing. This is the only way to completely remove all risks of the unit failing again and this is why we are confident enough to offer a full LIFETIME warranty on the unit.

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!
Having the Brake Pressure Sender Sensor Switch fitted internally to the ABS Pump is a new space-saving idea which has gone terribly wrong and unfortunately dealerships are yet to recover from this outbreak of faulty units as they have not yet released a modification. Replacing the internal switch for another one will not permanently cure the problem as it will remain a manufacturing defective unit. In order to safe-guard the future of your ABS unit, you have to modify it to match it’s predecessors. All the older versions of the ABS units come without internal brake pressure switches and the ESP never failed because the switches were mounted externally. If something isn’t broken.. why try to fix it? The external switches were great and never failed, the internal brake pressure switch was a bad idea from the start.

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’ve got a car with a Brake Pressure Sensor fault relating to the ABS unit or have the ESP light lit up on your dash, then call us today and we’ll give you an instant quote. The number to call is 0871 2887 666.

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173 thoughts on “Common ABS (ESP) Fault – Brake Pressure Sender / Sensor Switch Failure – Audi / Mazda / Mitsubishi / Seat / Skoda & Volkswagen

  1. John Bright

    2001 VW Passat 1.8T SE – ABS light and brake warning light come on with warning 3 beeps on the alarm. Warning lights extinguish sometimes within 1 – 2 seconds and on occasion can remain on for 10 minutes. Have the following to DTC Nos. 01203 – Electrical connection between ABS and Instrument Cluster : open or Short to Ground; and 18014 Rough Road/ engine torque signal from ABS Electrical malfunction. Am I correct in thinking that this a fault with the ABS Pump Control module and that this may require a new unit or repair to the present unit. If it is repair then can you do this and at what cost!

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have sent over an email now with further information regarding your ABS enquiry.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  2. Svein Bjørkedal

    Hi.
    I live in Norway.
    I have a Golf V 2007 mod
    Do I have two send in the ABS module, or do you have complete modules With external mount pressure switch?

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Svein,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have sent over an email with pricing and further information regarding the repair of your VW Golf Brake Pressure Sensor.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  3. Mark johnson

    I’ve got a zafira that’s had this light on for years & only now has it failed it’s MOT because of it. It’s a 1.6 petrol 55 plate. Can you give me a price to fix please.

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Mark,

      Thank you for your enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      An email has been sent to you now with pricing and further information regarding the repair of the ABS/ESP on your Vauxhall Zafira.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  4. Luke Higman

    I’m in need of a replacement abs unit pleasy 😉 mines got the famous pressure fault
    Seat Leon Cupra r 2005
    Thanks Luke

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Luke,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email now with pricing and further information regarding the repair of your Seat Leon Cupra ABS / EPS Module.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  5. farrukh

    hi i have vw touran 2007 abs pump gone how much it cast me to repair it its 2.0 tdi
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Farrukh,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email now for further information regarding the repair of the ABS Pump on your VW Touran.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  6. cheryl

    hi I have a audi a3 2.0 tdi 56 reg with fault 01435 Brake Pressure Sensor my esp light is on
    is this a easy job for me to remove it and send it toyou for repair etc
    thank you

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Cheryl,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      An email has just been sent over to you now with pricing and further information regarding the repair of the ABS / ESP Pump on your Audi A3.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  7. Nick greenwood

    Hi there, I’ve been informed that my abs unit is in its way out and have priced up a replacement and was wondering how much it would cost you to repair my unit. Thanks in advance Nick.

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Nick,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email now with further information regarding an ABS Unit for your vehicle.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  8. michael ward

    Hi i have a skoda fabia classic sdi and the ABS light is always on,the bloke from the garage said the problem was with the rear left wheel sensor,replaced this but the abs light is still on,will your product fix this problem,if so how much to buy,also the power steering light is mostly on,once in a while it goes off but very infrequently,any advice would be greatly recieved,thankyou,M.Ward.

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hello Michael,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email with pricing and further information regarding the ABS / EPS Brake Pressure Sensor Failure on your Skoda Fabia.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

      Reply
  9. chris marley

    i have a mark4 golf gt tdi 2003/4 could you e mail me with a price and what the proseduer is do you part ex

    Reply
    1. Jason Post author

      Hi Chris

      The Mk4 Golf should have an external sensor already. I’ve sent you an email with pricing for our solution and a bit more information about it but if you could kindly respond with the part numbers from your ABS pump I can check and confirm whether or not it has an internal sensor. If the sensor is external it would be much cheaper for you and we can supply them if needed.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

      Reply
  10. admin Post author

    Hi Barry,

    In all honesty we have not approached the AA or any other 3rd party company. These companies will always prefer customers to use main-dealer parts as they are the original parts manufactured to of course OE specification and it would be a lot more work for them to monitor the quality of products produced by other companies if they began outsourcing.

    Unfortunately if you decide to go through the insurance then you will have to have it replaced with a new part only which again, could fail in the near future.

    However, please supply us with the part number from your unit, we can in most cases supply a unit at a fraction of the cost.

    Kind Regards,
    Tech Team
    Sinspeed Ltd

    Reply
  11. admin Post author

    Hi Barry,

    Okay if you've got to pay the difference from your pocket (being £700 in this case) then we can definitely save you money. Even our most expensive off-the-shelf units are not that expensive. Email us a part number and I'll give you a quote.

    You're more than welcome to offer our solution to the AA and we'd be more than happy to discuss the matter in further detail with them.

    Kind Regards,
    Tech Team
    Sinspeed Ltd

    Reply

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