Fault-code 01130 in Volkswagen (VAG): ABS Operation Implausible Signal

What does this fault code mean?

When fault code 01130 shows when reading the OBD-II codes in a car manufactured by the VAG group, this will likely indicate a fault in the ABS system. This fault is commonly observed with one of the following ABS units:

Symptoms of fault code 01130 (VAG)

Problems with the ABS system are serious because they manage the braking system in cars. Any malfunctioning components can compromise a driver’s ability to brake. The ABS light will illuminate to warn of an issue and can be accompanied by a flashing parking brake light.

Causes of fault code 01130 (VAG)

The description of the fault code (ABS operation) may imply that the cause is due to a defect in the ABS system itself, but the reality is often different. A variety of causes can create the problem. Besides a defective ABS unit, we often see that the cause is actually down to a blown fuse.

Our advice dealing with fault code 01130 (VAG)

If there is a fault code 01130 in a Volkswagen or another car from the VAG group, check the fuses first. Especially when the (screw-in) fuses are located close to the battery, they have the potential to blow. 

Remove and clean the fuse and verify that it works appropriately. Even though a fuse may appear functional this is not always true. If all fuses are tested and shown to operate correctly, it is likely that the fault can be found in the ABS unit. In that case, you can use the free search on our website to find the OEM number of the ABS unit that is fitted to the car. It is of course always possible to contact our customer services to discuss your remanufacture! 

Our services are for garages and dealerships, if you’re a private customer, please check out our Service Point page to find an ACTRONICS-approved garage near you to fix the O1130 fault code in your ABS unit.

What is remanufacturing?

Remanufacturing is a thorough procedure that encompasses the restoration of used or depleted products to a state that either meets or surpasses their initial specifications. This eco-friendly approach actively promotes sustainability by prolonging the lifespan of products and minimising waste.


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Private individuals

If you’re a private individual, you can find your nearest ACTRONICS-approved Service Point to access our services. Simply search the map and quickly find a garage that will be able to help you fix your Volkswagen ABS 01130 fault code.

Why choose ACTRONICS for your Volkswagen ABS fault repair service?

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  • Remanufactured ABS unit ready in just 48 hours
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