Similar. Had dealer do the recall. Did not check for the leak before taking it in. Was getting the ABS/Brake/Trac Control light on the dash maybe 1x every few weeks. Had the recall done. Now it happens almost every time we use the car, especially when it is hot/humid.
Complained to dealer that they should have fixed this under the recall. They said no, they used the "non leaking recall parts" so my system could not have been leaking. Therefore, the ABS ECM could not be bad because of that. But they agreed to look at it again for free (oh thank you very much ford). They came back and said that it was not covered by the recall (supposedly the service manager called the recall hotline and they said it was not covered). He went on to say that I needed the ABS ECM at $815 and an even more expensive ABS or Brake/Skid Control Valve at $1217. Plus of course 3.2 hours to replace those and 2.0 hours to bleed that system for a total of $2670. (I think that is more than my van's blue book value.)
He based this on the fact that the technican polled the computer can found the following codes:
C1185 - Power Relay Output Failure
C1194 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Outlet, Left Front
C1210 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Outlet, Right Front
C1242 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Outlet, Left Rear
C1246 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Outlet, Right Rear
C1198 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Inlet, Left Front
C1214 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Inlet, Right Front
C1250 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Inlet, Left Rear
C1254 - ABS Valve Coil Circuit Failure - Inlet, Right Rear
C1404 - Traction Control Valve Circuit Failure - Rear
C1410 - Traction Control Valve Circuit Failure - Left Front
U1262 - Communication Bus Failure
(the other codde you list B1318 might be there too, but the printout was cut off. Scroll bar indicated more codes might be there.)
So the service manager's justification with me was that this issue could not be due to a faulty ABS ECM nor leaking brake fluid because they put in the kit for non-leaking brake fluid AND that the ABS ECM failed because the ABS control value is bad causing the ECM to fail. So a mechanical failure caused the problem.
Sorry, I don't believe it. Anyone having these codes and does anyone know if I have soldered or send off the ABS ECM for repair if that will fix my issues?
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 5:49 PM