Oh... I also found old inspection reports for the 2011 from Mass. One where it failed for same reasons and another where it subsequently passed. I *think* there is no way to lie on OBD inspections because your car gets electronically connected to the Ministry of Truth at DMV.
OK To make things more interesting.
I bought a 2013 tdi sportwagen for myself (The definition of insanity is to do the same things over and expect....)
It came from Maine. Just had its DPF swapped under warranty ~500 miles ago at VW Bangor. It too has failed NH inspection
for same exact...
In addition to the tip that :
"There is no need to repair any vehicle system due to readiness not being set. Repair work is required only if there
is a relevant DTC stored within the ECM and the MIL is illuminated. Ignore pending DTCs."
There is the following:
"4. Contact the VW Technical...
Still no joy. I did speak with someone who works with state of NH DMV OBD testing. He said that there must be something wrong with the car
and it needs to be fixed ..... However I did find this important statement in parsing through the above referenced Technical Bulletin...
They sent me a survey, and I wrote that they didn't solve the issue---They then wrote to me directly telling me
that the one intermittent DTC code was the cause. So I asked them if they would guarantee that as the fix
and if it wasn't, there would be no charge.
I will call them and...
Yeah... The states just want your money either way. I do have a 2nd house in Maine so I have some level of legitimacy.
There are actually companies out there that will register your car in Maine if you want them to--- I think commercial truckers do it.
Throwing parts I fear. I can't imagine Greenland guaranteeing anything.
I do not see the connection between a code that was intermittent and that was not there for months
and the O2 and EGR bits not set.
I have however found an option: I own a house in Maine. I will register the car there...
My 2011 sportwagen that my daughter drives daily has power brakes that fade.
First time you press on them, there is plenty of vacuum assist. Subsequently pushing on the
pedal, the power assist seems to fade. However it recovers pretty quickly.
No drive-ability issues. Turbo seems good. No...
Brought the car to dealer. They found one old intermittent code for boost.
I think it is residual for when I was poking around.
They want to change my turbo actuator, and think that will solve my issues. I think not.
I have no drivability issues, however I do note that my brake boost fades...
No I did not disconnect the O2 sensors.... Is that what you are asking? --From the "tech tip" (which emphatically states that it is not a TSB)
I would have to jack up the car and get access to the O2 sensor connections (I think???) unless I can disconnect
them from within the engine compartment(?)
Hah... Glad you prompted me. Last I checked (daughter is prime driver) the readiness was still not "ready"
for oxygen sensor and EGR--- about 2400 miles on the clock. Plus to make things worse,
a bit over a week ago, it was crazy cold in NH and my daughter killed the battery, and I had to...
It is hard to imagine that such orchestrated recipes of driving are required to cycle the bits in this system.
I have driven the car on the highway 55 miles each way for commute into Boston for several weeks.
Around town driving as well. Probably up to about 1700 miles now. I am not sure...
Somewhat of a follow-up.
I have over 1400 miles now on the car post resetting the CEL.
According to vag com , the readiness is still not "ready" for the EGR and for the O2 sensor.
Time to move to Florida? Or at least reg the car there?