45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Sam63 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:50 pm

C00kie wrote:Received the same letter yesterday, mine is also a 2009 build. If they apply a software update, is it going to interfere with or over-write my map?


I got the letter also, booked it in earlier this week all done and no I t does not affect your map.
So no worries there m8.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby TriGGER » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:55 pm

I just had this done. As they tried to update the software the system apparently "failed". They had to replace the control unit which alone costs around £1200.

I did find it funny when twice on separate occasions I had the ABS and ESC lights flashing at me on my dash. This was during a normal run on a motorway just driving straight 60-70.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Stukos » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 pm

TriGGER wrote:I just had this done. As they tried to update the software the system apparently "failed". They had to replace the control unit which alone costs around £1200.

I did find it funny when twice on separate occasions I had the ABS and ESC lights flashing at me on my dash. This was during a normal run on a motorway just driving straight 60-70.


Did the warning lights flash before or after the update?
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby TriGGER » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Before on separate occasions.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby iroberts696 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Had recall done also, now waiting for new abs unit, was told 'was lucky to be getting a £600 part for free , on an older car'
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Stukos » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:29 pm

I had mine done this morning, all done with no issues.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby iroberts696 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 pm

Had hoped for to update to work for mine also, apparently so did vw see https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2016/R ... 3-6017.pdf as it suggests unit failure expected to be rare.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Cuprabob » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Stukos wrote:I had mine done this morning, all done with no issues.


Some take a couple of days before they highlight an issue so don't count your chicken just yet.

Word on the street is that they're having more issues than anticipated and replacement units are becoming thin on the ground.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Jimbo82 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi,

It's my first time posting on here but thought I should share the fun I've had with this today. I was told when I booked it in that this should take about 4 hours but when I got there at 10am I was told they'll need it all day and they'll give me a call around 5ish. I was given a courtesy car so I didn't mind too much, although the car I was given was something called an Up! which couldn't pull the dead skin off a sunburnt shoulder.

I didn't hear from them all day so I made my way back there around 4:30 expecting a call on the way (I live an hour away when the traffics bad) when I got there I was told that it's unmovable and the control unit is down and because its bank holiday weekend they can't get one till next Thursday (today is Friday). Mine was one of the few that has this issue but most don't apparently. The lady I spoke to said mine was the 6th one that they've had since the recall.

After much hustling behind the scenes (they claim) trying to sort me out with a half decent car for the next week I've somehow ended up back in the Up! thing they gave me this morning.

Ive had the car around 6 months and never noticed an issue with the ABS so I'm wondering if I should've bothered taking it in.

Hope this helps.




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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Cuprabob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:34 pm

I think you're being harsh on the Up!. The little 3 cylinder engine loves to be revved. I owned one for nearly 3 years as a second car and yes it didn't have much power but was a great little car to drive and great for scooting around town. Great handling too, and I would often choose it over the Rocco for driving in town. :)

They use cheap cars as courtesy cars to.minimise cost, like any business does. More expensive cars means higher costs which customers would have to pay for in one way or another.

The issue that the recall solves only becomes apparent when the ESP kicks in therefore, you wouldn't notice in everyday driving and it's definitely something you want fixed as you don't want the ESP to fail when you need it.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby MikeMack » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:46 pm

It's definitely worth getting it booked in if you received a letter, the problem doesn't become apparent until its too late - either under hard braking or when the ESP kicks in.

I took mine in for it on Friday 25th, they updated the software and the unit failed instantly so it had to be replaced, they gave me a courtesy car and sent me on my way. I got my car back today - 3 weeks later.

Seems there are more faulty units than they let on when there is near enough a 3 week back order on the required part.

1 thing I learned from the experience - never buy a 1ltr petrol polo :faint:
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby MisterD » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:28 am

Had mine done about 6 weeks ago now. They had my car for about 2 hrs. Said there were no issues and all was fine. Cleaned it inside and out and gave me a little package with an umbrella, keyring and a pen in it.


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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby SciroccoCW » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:53 am

MisterD wrote:Had mine done about 6 weeks ago now. They had my car for about 2 hrs. Said there were no issues and all was fine. Cleaned it inside and out and gave me a little package with an umbrella, keyring and a pen in it.


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Surely you gave some kind of sexual favour to receive such outstanding service from VW :rofl1:
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby scottwilliams97 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:18 am

SciroccoCW wrote:
MisterD wrote:Had mine done about 6 weeks ago now. They had my car for about 2 hrs. Said there were no issues and all was fine. Cleaned it inside and out and gave me a little package with an umbrella, keyring and a pen in it.


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Surely you gave some kind of sexual favour to receive such outstanding service from VW :rofl1:


LOL! Brilliant! :clap: :clap:
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby MisterD » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 am

scottwilliams97 wrote:
SciroccoCW wrote:
MisterD wrote:Had mine done about 6 weeks ago now. They had my car for about 2 hrs. Said there were no issues and all was fine. Cleaned it inside and out and gave me a little package with an umbrella, keyring and a pen in it.


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Surely you gave some kind of sexual favour to receive such outstanding service from VW :rofl1:


LOL! Brilliant! :clap: :clap:


Well seeing as it wasn't far from home I brought my own pole and a gorgeous new bikini that i purchased from new look the day before. It seems I really made quite the impression


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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby MisterD » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 am

scottwilliams97 wrote:
SciroccoCW wrote:
MisterD wrote:Had mine done about 6 weeks ago now. They had my car for about 2 hrs. Said there were no issues and all was fine. Cleaned it inside and out and gave me a little package with an umbrella, keyring and a pen in it.


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Surely you gave some kind of sexual favour to receive such outstanding service from VW :rofl1:


LOL! Brilliant! :clap: :clap:


Well seeing as it wasn't far from home I brought my own pole and a gorgeous new bikini that i purchased from new look the day before. It seems I really made quite the impression


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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby Icedog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:19 pm

C00kie wrote:Received the same letter yesterday, mine is also a 2009 build. If they apply a software update, is it going to interfere with or over-write my map?


I work as a technician @ Volkswagen and it's only a software update for the ABS control unit, engine control unit will remain it's same software.
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby 3wrlcs » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:26 pm

I'm about to take my early 2009 in for the recall and was wondering if the software update or new module if needed will mean that I will gain XDS? That would be a good outcome for me. Regards, Brendan
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Re: 45F2 ABS/ESC safety recall

Postby a4gee » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:29 pm

They did my 09 plate last month - was a software update only required :yes:
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