Mechanical trouble and common faults
Sell a Van with ECU Problems
It’s a fact that vans are becoming more and more computerised as each year passes. Computerised management of a van is through the ECU, which as with most components can fail from time to time. But don’t worry if you have a van with ECU faults as we are looking to buy these vans, we explain more about our service below.
About the ECU (or Electronic Control Unit)
The ECU (or Electronic Control Unit) is a critical part of any modern-day van and effectively acts as the brain. The ECU controls the function of vans through a series of pre-programmed as well as programmable computer chips, which act in much the same way as a PC would.
There are many types of ECU modules within a van (some vehicles have 80+), a few examples are brake control module, suspension control module, transmission control module and the engine control module. As an example, the engine control module manages the operation of a van’s engine through a series of sensors and components, which all work together to control and manage the required functions of the engine.
ECU Faults on Vans
Examples of ECU failures which can arise due to various modules having issues within the ECU include power steering column failure, sunroof control failure, gauge and instruments panel failure, etc.
Often the location of the ECU can create issues such as a tendency for water damage and also heat damage due to the ECU location in some models.
ECU Problems – Costs and Approaches to Fixing
The cost of replacing an ECU could write-off a van quite easily. It’s advisable to buy second-hand models from scrapped cars, which are dramatically cheaper, and cost could a similar amount to remapping. A new manufacturer ECU is usually out of the question due to cost grounds.
Sell a Van Today with a Broken ECU
ECU problems can be annoying and may be the final issue that makes you decide you want to sell your van. Don’t let this issue put you off contacting us, We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
So, to sell your van with a faulty ECU contact us now on 0121 285 9859 or by mobile on 07582 859 859 (text us here too!). We can collect your van from anywhere in the UK mainland and can normally settle for cash within two days.
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