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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old December 31st, 2018, 12:51   #46
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pennsylvania

Originally Posted by NorCalTDI79 View Post
This is a response from the VW case manager:
The use of aftermarket air filters is not supported as the system was designed and calibrated to work with factory air filters. Use of aftermarket air filters such as cotton bed steel mesh or cone style, can cause the MAF sensor to not read accurately, affecting vehicle performance and critical monitoring functions for the diesel particulate filter. At this point it has been determined the failure is due to your aftermarket air filter and repairs would not be covered under warranty.
Thanks for the suggestions and discussion on this.
I hate to keep beating on this topic but the response vw provided to you really grinds my gears for several reasons.

1. The use of aftermarket filters is not supported....essentially requiring you to use the "Factory" air filters that the vehicle is "calibrated" for. That statement appears to contradict what i have read about mm. A manufacturer can not require that you use only their brand of product when suitable competitor products are available.

2. "At this point it has been determined the failure is due to your aftermarket air filter". What data are they using to reach this conclusion?
Did they bench test you MAF sensor along side a new MAF sensor and see extreme differences in the readings? My guess would be no. That statement is wishful thinking without any objective data to support it.

They are trying to pass the buck and are hoping you will just go away and let them. Dont...take their ass to court.
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