Any speculation on whether such a deal might be extended to the US?
Our ALH wagon, at 373,000+ miles, is already the lowest $TCO/mi vehicle I ever bought. If I could buy a new hybrid, for what amounts to factory cost, I might be tempted.
Our cargo cover failed at a paltry 359,000 miles. :)
I was not surprised to learn that VW only sells the whole assembly. Having had to previously repair the console latch&hinge, and the glove box latch, I was surprised to learn that the usual suspect aftermarket sources...
in the wider context...
Thanks for posting that link to INCR-EA11003-61863.
They could, of course, have more simply stated the
REASON FOR CLOSING as:
The affected vehicles are all going to be recalled for a more important problem, and crushed or resold in Elbonia.
You've at least changed the oil, right?
doonboggle: ... and have never changed anything.
Air and fuel filters would be worth a look.
Concur on the timing belt, just due to time (it's supposed to have been a 100,000 mile item on that year, but still...)
Short term solution, one way or the other
re: Best yet: leave your fob in the microwave with the door shut.
Only until you have another RF-shielding solution. If you put it in the μwave, it's just a matter of time before you, or some other family member, fries the fob, and they aren't cheap...
Who dun it
mk3: As a member of the Engineering community I am embarrassed by this. The Engineers certainly had to design this software and one would think it raised ethical questions.
Assuming the allegations are true as presented*, it strikes me as at least possible that this was an...
And the route was downhill all the way
re: I hate a Hypermiler......I guarantee that the drive was unsafe and Dangerous...
The photos only show the front view of that car.
On the back was a big sign saying:
HONK REPEATEDLY IF
YOU LOVE HYPERMILERS
(then get over it -
you can pass us
Watch your mail box.
re: Does anyone really believe that this HPFP warranty extension and the closing of the NHTSA investigation are unrelated?
Yes, I do. Apart from the recently revealed fact that NHTSA is more incompetent than anyone could have guessed, I would have expected any linked...
Too little, too late
re: Extended warranty covers 2009 - 2012 models.
But not 2013 or 2014. That won't help move any stale '14s still on the lots, unless they had a different factory warranty that makes this extension moot.
re: Doesn't take a great deal of looking through these forums to find...
Implications of warning.
re: ... 100% were given warning of at least 1 mile and up to 60 miles, before failure (CEL, chimes etc.). This from data retrieved from the cars involved. Pay attention and you won't get wacked. ...
What triggers the alarm?
Is irreversible systemic damage already in...
As long as parts are available
re: ... 2004 Jetta TDI PD with 226K miles. I have been doing the timing belt changes every 80K ... Do I spend that money on the car or use it for a new car.
We have a 2003 ALH wagon now at 336K miles (timing belt every 100K). Going in for major front suspension...
But my calendar says 2015
>> The JSW sold less than 20,000 units YTD. VW isn't going to convince the US to buy wagons, in the land of CUVs and SUVs. What were once wagons, morphed into CUVs (Outback).
> Don't forget they stopped building them mid-year, and dealers were selling off remaining...
Should I be at 3.478:1 or 3.473:1 ?
> ... a robust CVT is far superior in every way. The engine is almost always in it's best RPM range for power and or efficiency.
I've also seen it asserted that a CVT is never sure if it's at the optimum ratio.
I've also heard that they are noisy, and...
You are expected to pay more for that, much more
> A little over an inch increase in ride height? I was hoping for more than that.
Just getting that inch may have caused a major battle between the Golf marketing team and the Tiguan and Toureg teams.
I'd be happy with the current clearance &...
B5 or B at risk
Has VW said why the EA288 has a B5 limit?
Historically, the conjecture was the risk of oil dilution. If that's still the concern, we might expect them to also say that if you have to run BD higher than B5, you need a shorter oil change cycle.
Complaining here isn't as effective as ...
> Looks like my Jetta falls into that .11 percent of those VW who almost killed the driver. My wife, lost power right in the middle of a very busy intersection. The car died couldn't start it .
File a complaint...
01M's time has passed
> I knew better than dealing with a salvage yard 01M ...
If someone with a dead 01M has a salvage yard available, it might make a lot more sense to find a hulk with a 5-speed, and do a stick swap. When our 2nd 01M bites the dust, we plan to do a swap (unless VW has a new...