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18057 / P1649 Data bus powertrain missing message from ABS

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18057 / P1649 Data bus powertrain missing message from ABS control module.

I would like to know how to fix this problem please? Thank you Vinny

What year and model of VW do you have?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4Motion Wagon 4D V6 2.8L

It seems that this problem is usually caused by the ABS control unit going bad and apparently this is a common problem with Passats of your vintage. Here is a step by step write up on how one Passat owner dealt with this problem.

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