Skoda and Volkswagen have issued recalls across several model lines between 2008 and 2010 over concerns the ABS systems could fail.
The companies report the thermal overload within the ABS control unit can interrupt the current flow, which would stop the ABS system from functioning correctly and illuminate the warning light in the driver's cluster.
Above: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, Top: 2009 Volkswagen Golf
If the condition occurs, the ABS system could fail, restricting the protection provided by ABS and ESC systems in an emergency braking or swerving maneuver.
The following model lines are affected:
Above: 2009 Skoda Octavia
Owners of the recalled Skoda and Volkswagen models will be contacted via mail and will be instructed to present their vehicle to their local dealer to have the software for the ABS/ESC control unit to be updated.