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

What does this fault code mean?

When fault code 01130 shows when reading the ODB-II codes in a car manufactured by the VAG group, this will probably indicate a fault in the ABS system. This fault is commonly observed with one of the following ABS-units: ATE MK25, ATE MK26, ATE MK60, ATE MK61 en de ATE MK70.

In which card do we see this fault code most?

Volkswagen Golf VI

Audi A3

Seat Leon

Volkswagen Transporter

So actually, a wide spectrum of cars of the VAG group

Symptoms of fault code 01130 (VAG)

Problems with the ABS-system are serious, because they degrade the safety of the car. In most cases with this fault, the check engine light (also known as the MIL-light) will illuminate. In most cases the ABS light will illuminate as well. This can be accompanied by a flashing parking brake light.

Causes of fault code 01130 (VAG)

Though the description of the fault code (ABS operation) may suspect that the cause is only due to a defect in the ABS-system itself, the reality is often different. Different causes can create the problem. Besides a defective ABS-unit we quite often see that the cause is actually down to a blown fuse.

icon-check-markOur 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 blow fairly often. Remove and clean the fuse and verify proper operation. Even though a fuse might look “good”, this does not have to be true. If all fuses are verified 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 as well to contact our customer services to discuss your remanufacture!

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