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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old April 14th, 2012, 09:54   #46
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I say let them buy you a new one and send this one back to the factory techs. They can do all the research they want ON THEIR time, not yours.

You have been more than patient and they should not keep wasting your time or their service techs time. It is obvious that it is time for them to move on.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 16:16   #47
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I say let them buy you a new one and send this one back to the factory techs. They can do all the research they want ON THEIR time, not yours.

You have been more than patient and they should not keep wasting your time or their service techs time. It is obvious that it is time for them to move on.
Yep, time to get out of it and let them move on, on their nickle, not yours. That car, with all the tampering, is a problem child now, poked and probed to death.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:45   #48
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Got the car back, its all sorted out. Running well. Lets just say VW Customer care came through and I am very happy with the result of their efforts.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:47   #49
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I hope this time it's "all sorted out.". Good luck.

...you're much more patient and gentle than I am...
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Old April 26th, 2012, 14:08   #50
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Did they tell you what the problem was?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 19:42   #51
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Did they tell you what the problem was?
A pinched wire, it was intermittent so I can see why it was so hard to diagnose. car runs very well.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 23:14   #52
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A pinched wire, it was intermittent so I can see why it was so hard to diagnose. car runs very well.
See post # 27.

Where exactly was the wire pinched, so that if it happens again to someone else, we can diagnose and fix it ourselves instead of getting jackwagonned by the dealer if out of warranty.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:49   #53
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Please, do tell. Which wire, and where was it pinched, and how did they fix it? Did they replace a harness? Cut and splice?
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Please, do tell. Which wire, and where was it pinched, and how did they fix it? Did they replace a harness? Cut and splice?
No idea which wire. They initially spliced then once it was proven to be the problem they replaced the harness completely. They did a great job.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 09:29   #55
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No idea which wire. They initially spliced then once it was proven to be the problem they replaced the harness completely. They did a great job.

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could you pull up the part number for the harness off of your VW paperwork, once the work was completed? That way, if this happens to someone else, we at least know which bunch of wires in a harness should be checked, in the event that someones fails outside of warranty.
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Especially since this was a "pinched" wire. It would be nice to know WHICH wire and HOW it got pinched.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:07   #57
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The solution to the ECU /harness problem is a NEW CAR.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=352317
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The solution to the ECU /harness problem is a NEW CAR.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=352317
No we have two now.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 13:11   #59
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Nice, do you have the part number for the harness off your repair order for us?
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Sorry no part number listed.
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