ABS fault codes

Tiny
HARVEY STRIEMER
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  • 2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Dealer tells me my abs fault codes are caused by a faulty clockspring. Is this possible?
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 8:22 AM

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Tiny
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Yes. Very possible. The way that works is the steering wheel airbag has to connect electrically to the rest of the vehicle. It is not possible to have a wiring harness connect to a part that is spinning like the air bag because it would get twisted around the steering column and could break or get damaged. So the clocksping is actually an electrical connector that can spin. It is a spiral wire contact so that when you turn the wheel it remains in contact. When this has an issue it causes an open circuit and the component stops functioning.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-airbag-clock-spring
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM

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