Why is my Golf's ESP light permanently on?

I own a 2008 Volkswagen Golf with 68,000 miles on the clock. Recently the ESP warning light has come on. Pressing the ESP button has no affect. Will this cause an MoT failure?

Given its notorious nature for not being fit for purpose what do you think the chances of getting Volkswagen to pay for or at least make a contribution towards the repair of the unit?

Asked on 9 December 2016 by Ken Lees

Answered by Honest John
Common fault on the Mk V which is fitted with the notorious ATE Teves Mk 60 ABS/ESP module. Needs the brake pressure sensor replacing. Can be done by www.ecutesting.com if you send them the complete module for about £400.

VW was coughing up until August 2015, basically taking the view that once the model was more than 6 years old it had no further liability. Its dealers are now well versed with the ecutesting fix.
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