BMW 3-series and Z4 owners may experience problems with the premature failure of the ABS module. This article provides possible solutions to fix this problem. This is a common problem on BMW, equipped with the ATE MK60E ABS module. This problem does not affect all BMW models.


  • Traction control failure,
  • ABS and
  • DTC warning light stays on.

Other models such as E90: ABS, ASR, and ESP lights will turn on.

Check if ATE makes your ABS module.

Read DSC Fault Codes

The first thing that you need to do is to read the codes from your BMW. You will need to read codes from the DSC / ABS module. You can do this yourself if you have a scanner that can read BMW-specific codes. The YOUCANIC Full System Scanner can read through every control module of your BMW vehicle.


Common Faults

When the BMW is scanned, you will get faults related to the power supply to the ABS hydraulic unit.

  • ABS pump motor fault code
  • Fault code related to ABS pump power supply
  • Code 24049 (5DF1) Hydraulic unit – Motor connection failure
    • Related codes C1DF1 24049
  • Code 24048 (5DF0) – Pump motor failure
  • ABS Pressure sensor fault code

Possible Solution

You can replace your unit with a new ABS module to fix this problem. The new ABS module will need to be coded so that the VIN matches the VIN of your BMW. At most BMW dealerships, this repair can vary from $1500-$2500.

But don’t panic because there is a cheaper alternative to fix this problem. Instead, use a BMW ATE ABS rebuild service on eBay.

You will need to remove the ABS module and mail it so a BMW specialist can diagnose and repair your unit. This method is less expensive ($150-$250) and does not require the ABS to be coded after installation.

Remove the ABS hydraulic unit and send it for repair to any of the following specialists: BMW ATE ABS Module Repair on eBay

We hope you find the BMW Failed ATE MK60E ABS Module May Trigger ABS and DTC Lights guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.

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