Search results

  1. T

    4 days until turn in, and this happens...

    Had the same issue. Stuck it on my dolly and hauled to the Walmart a block away, unloaded it and drove the last 1/8 mile. Walked back and got my $$ a couple of days later. I miss that car.
  2. T

    Turn-In Condition Thread!

    Took mine in, CEL for adblue heater and a knackerd my $$.
  3. T

    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    Replaced mine with 05 Merc E320CDI. Old but low miles. So far really like it. In almost showroom condition.
  4. T

    For all you 2.0 TDI lovers that are struggling whether to keep or sell back, ...

    Just reluctantly turned in my 2012 Passat with 116,000 and a failed turbo. If the turbo had not let lose it would have been a much tougher decision. Replaced it with a low mileage E320 CDI. No DPF or DEF but not without its potential issues. Getting very hard to find a good low mileage one, been...
  5. T

    Buyback COMPLETED Car is now in Dealership Lot

    Thanks for the replies folks. The car is almost showroom condition bar the odd small door ding. I guess they don't want you stripping parts and pushing onto to lot for your payout. Haha. It's operable, runs but has codes and possible turbo or exhaust flapper issues. Sick to see it go but the...
  6. T

    Buyback COMPLETED Car is now in Dealership Lot

    Thanks for that reply.....its operable but has codes....cheers!
  7. T

    Buyback COMPLETED Car is now in Dealership Lot

    For those that have turned their TDI's in, what inspections are done? Obviously mileage and physical they do a scan for codes on the ECM? Thanks. Also are they scrapping the returned vehicles?
  8. T

    How to do your buyback calculations (& post them here!)

    Thanks Stealth, I guess it's operable!! I was just wondering what inspections they do when you return it, scan etc. Ironically I was concerned about the cel on for the adblue fault and just discovered it is covered in the new extension to 120,000. On the bright side I still have my 2000 Jetta...
  9. T

    How to do your buyback calculations (& post them here!)

    This may be answered elsewhere but I was reluctantly about to put my Passat into the buy back program and it appears I have just had the dreaded turbo failure at 116,000 miles. I guess I'm hosed to a degree. Anyone have any experience of this kind of situation?
  10. T

    UNOFFICIAL Adblue Heater Element Failure Thread

    2012 Passat. 98,000 miles. Just got the P202A reductant heater open circuit CEL. Another one bites the dust.
  11. T

    How many miles on your passat ?

    98,000 miles now.....just got first CEL for P202A, adblue heater. A few squeaks and rattles but nothing other than heater so far!
  12. T

    Battery Life

    2012 Passat with almost 80K and the battery is still fine. My 2000 Jetta eats them every 2 years!
  13. T

    what new tires for 2013 Passat TDI?

    I ran Kumho's on my Jetta for about 160,000 miles after spending $$$$ on expensive brand name tires that were very disapointing. I got about 65,000 from the Hankooks and they were as described by everyone here. I replaced them with Kumho Sense tires and 13,000 later I am vey happy with their...
  14. T

    What is your other diesel?

    Massey Ferguson 30B (Perkins,) Case 1845C (Cummins 4B,)1996 Dodge 2500 pickup (Cummins 6BT,)1996 Serro Scotty RV (based on Ram 1 ton Cummins,) 2000 Jetta tdi, 2012 Passat tdi. That's it I think!
  15. T

    Chris Farnham (3193) passes away, 3/8/15

    Very sad news. I spoke with Chris about extended warranties. He did not try and sell me anything, rather explained the benefits and gotchas with the program. Very professional and friendly chap. Condolences to his loved ones, huge loss for them. A highly respected professional in our community...
  16. T

    TURBO: 2012-2014 Passat turbo failures [discussion thread]

    Are there any spelling forums you could join?:D
  17. T

    2012-2013 Passat Turbocharger Warranty Extended to 10 years/120,000 Miles!

    That is good news indeed. I`m at about 57,000 on my so far trouble free 2012 and was not looking forward to the expiration of the basic warranty. Hopefully by the time I hit 120,000 there will be some aftermarket options or a decent supply reasonably priced OEM turbos.
  18. T

    Blown turbo and warranty issues

    Sound like grounds for, or at least the threat of a class action lawsuit....heheeheh!:D
  19. T

    Blown turbo and warranty issues

    Thanks for all the updates Dogger. I hope this works out for you and Fidelity take care of business unlike VW. keep us posted chap and good luck!
  20. T

    TURBO: 2012-2014 Passat turbo failures [discussion thread]

    Thats a relief I`m sure:). I guess we will have to wait for the first out of warranty failure to see how VW handle it.