But if the code is for say intermittent issue so for VNT implausible signal causing limp mode the dealer will most likely state "can't reproduce any faults, ran adaptation of VNT, all passed", they can't replace/charge VWoA, please pay us for our time.
At least that's been my experience.
How low are the pads? are they grinding the rotors? if not, then they aren't low ;)
So what about the shop price don't you like? Are you comparing it to prices of 2000? say 15-20 years ago?
I'm guessing about 1/2 of what they quoted is for parts? Is this shop in San Fan? they are prob...
For a dying bread of sedans and the modern mentality of upgrades and redesigns every 3-5 years IMO yeah it was impressive. i wouldn't have been surprised if VW pulled the passat in 2019. I wonder how long China will keep the NMS Passat platform or if they will get a refresh.
too bad it's now dead in the North American market, amazing that lasted the last few years that it did.
2012 to 2022 is an amazing run with no major redesigns, just a few different "bright work" updates.
2015 with about 75k miles on the clock, wife drives it 95% of the time of about 50-55 miles aday without a care to MPG. been averaging 44-47. Sadly her commute is about 40% highway, on longer road trips >100 miles we're closer to 48 MPG over a tank, depending if we catch 3 or 4 regens.
a VW scan tool will show the stored code, i'm guessing you're using a generic scan tool? Until you read with a proper scan tool (ODB Eleven is nice and cheap, VCDS is even better but costly) its a matter of guesses and marking it up to a random fluke.
Best of luck.
knowing that the coolant resivoir is shared between the block coolant loop and the A2W intercooler loop, my only hunch is that something happened with the A2W coolant pump/or thermal load of the A2W IC was exceeded and caused the boil. Maybe that system some how was syphoned low when the WP was...
I don't think that sensor is a common leak, as it's also used on the TSI units, but easy to replace. At this point sounds like you need to properly clean the underside and find the source of the leak vs toss parts at it, might be a weap of the oil pan seal itself.