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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:54   #1
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Hey everyone

I've noticed twice now when I get home and park the car in the garage a very noticeable coolant smell coming from the car. I check quickly but could not see any leaks.

My Sig needs updating so my new ride is a 2012 Jetta Highline w. DSG.

I read somewhere but can't find it now this seems like a known issue in regards to the water pump?

Is anyone seeing this issue and has anyone had their car back to the dealer for the fix?

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Old February 22nd, 2013, 13:45   #2
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Car is scheduled in tomorrow at the dealership. I will post the result.
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Leak was not located but they will monitor the rate going forward.
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Let me know if you have any luck with this. Mine is doing the same thing, it's a 2011 with 31k miles on it.
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Hmmm every VAG car I've owned has had a small of Coolant when shutdown hot... I always figured it was from the heat building up and the (top mounted) overflow tank outgassing.

Also G12 is very low water, and stronger smelling.

If your level doesn't go down, I wouldn't worry much. G12 is fairly easy to spot leaks... it "foams" up usually.
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Just throwing this out there as I have noted it during the rainy season here in Oregon (oh yeah, EVERY season is the rainy season here)...the windshield washer/antifreeze that came from the factory/dealer has a very strong "coolant" smell....more so I think than any store bought fluid I have used...the first time I used the washer ...thought I had spouted a coolant leak as the smell seemed to find it's way into the cabin directly....probably not related to what your getting... only just a thought...
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Just throwing this out there as I have noted it during the rainy season here in Oregon (oh yeah, EVERY season is the rainy season here)...the windshield washer/antifreeze that came from the factory/dealer has a very strong "coolant" smell....more so I think than any store bought fluid I have used...the first time I used the washer ...thought I had spouted a coolant leak as the smell seemed to find it's way into the cabin directly....probably not related to what your getting... only just a thought...


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Sorry for the absence, The smell prevails but me nor the dealer know the root cause yet. If the reservoir looses fluid to the point it trips the low limit sensor they told me to take it back again for another review.

Pressure testing the tested yielded no results.

Thanks for the tips on the matter,

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