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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 January 3rd, 2019, 12:37   #2071
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I have a 2014 Passat that was denied - long story still want to fight...
Last month I decided to just have it fixed and sell it. Appointment with dealer and then was told that the repair for Passats was on 'pause' until December 20. December 23 called and still on 'pause'.
Apparently people who have had the fix are getting recall letters - something about if driven over 80 it will shut down.
Anyone have information about this??
As of now I have a car they can't/won't repair and will not buy back.
Thanks for any info.

I got a note last month from VW (blanket letter not personalized) that said emission fixes will be extended to 1/31/19 for those choosing an Approved fixe. I have one car that I am in same boat. Going to fix and sell. The dealer said they do not have the 'parts'. Just got a call and they said they now have the parts. It is a Passat. It is a clean title but VW is not buying all of them back either. So frustrating.
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Old January 9th, 2019, 16:56   #2072
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I have one with 88K miles, do you guys think i should do the fix or pass on it ? I'm sure dpf will be clogged soon and replacement is a lot of money but i'm afraid my car will become a turtle, now runs pretty good, it's the car vw refused to take back and no way to get the money from them as well
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Old January 9th, 2019, 17:09   #2073
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I would at least get the fix done and sell it if you don't like it. Prices are depressed though so be aware of that. Might be worth fixing and waiting a while to sell. If it is in otherwise great shape. Otherwise just fix it and dump it for what you can get or drive it till it falls apart.
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Old January 9th, 2019, 18:25   #2074
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I have another one which is newer and only 22k miles , don't really need 2, should i stop by at my local dealer or reach out to vw corp to have it done ?
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Old January 10th, 2019, 07:59   #2075
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I have one with 88K miles, do you guys think i should do the fix or pass on it ? I'm sure dpf will be clogged soon and replacement is a lot of money but i'm afraid my car will become a turtle, now runs pretty good, it's the car vw refused to take back and no way to get the money from them as well
What is the downside of not having the fix down now? If you are not going to get paid, and there is an emission problem, then bring it to the dealer for the fix. After the fix, you do get less MPG, less power, and the car is a bit noisier. How VW can get away with not paying people something for getting the fix is beyond me. After all there are still a lot of cars registered and on the road polluting. And these cars will run virtually forever.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 08:21   #2076
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What is the downside of not having the fix down now? If you are not going to get paid, and there is an emission problem, then bring it to the dealer for the fix. After the fix, you do get less MPG, less power, and the car is a bit noisier. How VW can get away with not paying people something for getting the fix is beyond me. After all there are still a lot of cars registered and on the road polluting. And these cars will run virtually forever.
Power is the only thing that worries me, my 15 is fixed and wife is afraid to drive it, it's that slow, she'd rather drive her RWD even in the winter since it picks up speed quickly

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Old January 10th, 2019, 08:30   #2077
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Power is the only thing that worries me, my 15 is fixed and wife is afraid to drive it, it's that slow, she'd rather drive her RWD even in the winter since it picks up speed quickly

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The fix was done haphazardly and it is really a different car than what was sold originally. It is why I think VW should have been forced to offer something on every car that was not fixed under the lawsuit. If this was really about the environment (which it was not). Some 12 - 14 Passats after the fix are turning off. Not sure if they corrected this problem.

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Old January 10th, 2019, 09:01   #2078
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The fix was done haphazardly and it is really a different car than what was sold originally. It is why I think VW should have been forced to offer something on every car that was not fixed under the lawsuit. If this was really about the environment (which it was not). Some 12 - 14 Passats after the fix are turning off. Not sure if they corrected this problem.



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Vw was always about the money by not honoring the warranties or taking care of customers, now uncle sam got paid and court system doesn't care anymore that people are getting screwed big time, all these cars should be off the road regardless of title

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Old January 10th, 2019, 10:20   #2079
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The cars are drive-able as they are with or without the fix. If you liked it the way it was then you shouldn't have got the fix done. Your wife must be afraid of her own shadow to be afraid to drive the car. If it really bothers you that much get it tuned and be done with it. Probably 98% of the people have little to no complaints.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 06:33   #2080
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The cars are drive-able as they are with or without the fix. If you liked it the way it was then you shouldn't have got the fix done. Your wife must be afraid of her own shadow to be afraid to drive the car. If it really bothers you that much get it tuned and be done with it. Probably 98% of the people have little to no complaints.
She just doesn't like it because of power , that's all, the fix is hit or mix, mostly good reviews

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Old January 11th, 2019, 08:54   #2081
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I have heard of no one complain of any appreciable loss of power. Only slight loss if any. Besides you can always push the go pedal more for more power. Or get it tuned for a bigger boost of power than it was stock even. Sounds more like a placebo effect than anything else.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 12:38   #2082
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Heck, if it's just feel of power, a Sprint Booster can make a big difference. If the car is actually down on power something is wrong and Volkswagen needs to fix it. That is not an expected outcome of the fix.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 15:09   #2083
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Yep. Had my Passat recalled for the over 80 issue and the reprogramming is now done. Took about an hour.
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Old January 12th, 2019, 07:04   #2084
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It's been a while sijce I have heard it mentioned, but I recall that the fix changed the throttle response curve. The same power is available, but the pedal is less sensitive 'off the line' meaning that you may need to put more foot into it than you used to. Same max power though . . . just need to readjust your driving habits over a few days.
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Old January 16th, 2019, 10:27   #2085
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For the people that actually were lucky and returned the Rebuilt restores cars , did you received the Bosch money ? Because we did not receive anything from them ,just checking if that is the case with everyone else.
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