Ad Blue Heater and Tank

khefner

New member
Joined
Jan 11, 2018
Location
NY
TDI
2015 VW Golf
My 2015 golf TDI needs a new ad blue heater abd tank, diagnosed by VW on 3/1.
The part is still on back order with no ETA.
The car cannot pass NY state inspection so it's technically undriveable.

VW customer care offered nothing, the dealer explains the same every time I call, no ETA, on the part.

Wondering if it's ever going to get fixed.

Options?
Trade in?
Used part somewhere?
Thanks,
Hef
 

Zawurah

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2018
Location
The Morning Star
TDI
3.0
They must provide a loaner vehicle while the car is being repaired.

Although I think the settlement says something like "no loaner vehicle provider if your vehicle can still be driven while waiting for repair", or something to that effect. But if your vehicle is due for smog check and cannot pass, that means the vehicle cannot be driven. Dig thru the settlement documents and find everywhere a loaner vehicle is mentioned.

NY law is also really strict, and mandates that if a mechanic finds an emission problem, then the mechanic cannot return the vehicle until the emission problem is fixed. Did VW put in writing that your AdBlue system is broken?
 

chasehusbands

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2023
Location
Colorado
TDI
2015 Golf S
Did you ever get this fixed?
How long was the part back ordered?
Just got the same news on 3/28/23. VW put me in a gas guzzling rental.
 
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chasehusbands

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2023
Location
Colorado
TDI
2015 Golf S
Officially my car is fixed. Guess it happened on its year anniversary. Here is the juice.
Due to ‘lot rot’ which is their term. They did a full brake job, new battery, new windshield wipers, full engine service and new tires. Also I moved states and they shipped it from Colorado Springs to Duluth, Mn.
Due to being out of town I don’t have it back yet because the dealer didn’t communicate it was being shipped until it ended up in Duluth, which then that dealer had to search the vehicle history to get my contact information to ask me about the car.
I’m going to pick it up Monday 4/29/24. I haven’t seen it since 3/27/23.
Springs told me I was lucky because they’ve had another TDI on their lot for almost 2 years.
 

chasehusbands

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2023
Location
Colorado
TDI
2015 Golf S
Also I’ve been in 2021 Chevy Suburban since the beginning.
I’m really going to miss ‘Cousin Eddies Motorhome’ when I go back to my Golf.
What a rides it’s been…. Pun and all.
 

herbie2

Active member
Joined
Sep 19, 2012
Location
Vermont
TDI
2015 Sportwagen TDI SE dsg
Any news on this? You cant tell me you havent seen it for more than a year now 😅
Hey PRIVATE TDIjet - Montreal - hello neighbor ! all said and done it took 21 months to get my car back and partially fixed, all that came with the car sitting for so long, the dealership sent the car out with low tire pressure monitoring and and another check engine light.
 

herbie2

Active member
Joined
Sep 19, 2012
Location
Vermont
TDI
2015 Sportwagen TDI SE dsg
Lucky, no, brakes, no wipers, and a reversed power window switches, plus bubbling clear coat paint on front and rear bumpers for sitting out in the sun 21 months.
 
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