Everything You Need to Know About the Haldex All-Wheel Drive System

Everything You Need to Know About the Haldex All-Wheel Drive System

Haldex is the standard intelligent all-wheel drive system found on a variety of Volkswagen Automotive Group models, but is most associated with current-generation cars using VW's MQB platform. The current, fifth-generation Haldex system is designed to be the least complex yet, featuring the fewest number of components to make maintenance as simple as possible.

Volkswagen/Audi Vehicles that Use the Haldex System:

  • Audi A3 8V 2014-PRESENT 1.8 TFSI 
  • Audi A3 8V 2014-PRESENT 2.0 TFSI 
  • Audi S3 8V 2015-Current 2.0T 
  • Audi TT MK3 2016-Current 2.0T 
  • Audi TTS MK3 2016-Current 2.0T 
  • Audi MK2 TTRS 2009-2014 2.5T
  •  Audi RS3 2017-Current 2.5 Turbo
  •  Volkswagen 2018-Current Tiguan MQB 2.0L Turbo 
  • Volkswagen Atlas 2018 - Current 2.0t 
  • Volkswagen Atlas 2018 - Current 3.6L VR6 
  • Volkswagen MK7 Golf Alltrack 2017-Present 1.8 Turbo 
  • Volkswagen MK7 Golf R 2015-2017 2.0 Turbo
  •  Volkswagen MK7 Golf Wagon 2015-Present 1.8T TSI 
  • Volkswagen MK7.5 Facelift Golf-R 2018-Present 2.0L Turbo

Common Problems with Generation 5 Haldex AWD Systems:

  • 131599 – All Wheel Drive Clutch – U0114 00 [009] – No Communication (typically ECU fault)
  • 131599 – Control Module for All Wheel Drive Clutch – C1113 07 Intermittent error (typically ECU fault)
  • 16670 – All-Wheel Drive – C1113 07 [008] – Mechanical Failure (typically pump type fault)
  • 16671 – Pump for Haldex Clutch – C1112 04 [008] Internal System Fault (typically pump type fault)
  • 16671 – Haldex clutch pump Faulty – C1112 04 passive/sporadic (typically pump type fault)
  • 16668 – Pump for Haldex Clutch C1112 07 [008] – Mechanical Failure Intermittent (typically pump type fault)
  • C111307 – Mechanical Malfunction – Passive / Sporadic (typically blocked pump, clean out and relearn)

(from Haldex UK)

How to Maintain your Haldex-equipped Volkswagen Product:

Volkswagen/Audi recommends servicing the Haldex all-wheel drive system every 30,000 miles. 

---Parts/Tools Needed---

  • MK7 Haldex Service Kit (w Tool)                                                                                                  
  • Haldex Fluid Pump Tool                                                                                                                        
  • Haldex Pump                                                                                                                              
  • Haldex Pump Seal Kit                                                                                                                 
  • Haldex Fluid                                                                                                                                
  • Haldex Fill Plug                                                                                                                           
  • Haldex Drain Plug


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