They should cover it They know about the problem.Update on my issue. Dealer service department called to say that extended warranty has denied updating the intercooler that was iced over the weekend because the part did not technically fail after the service department told me they would be covering it when I dropped it off on Saturday. So I've started a claim with the VoA consumer advocate which they are escalating to the regional manager. Hope they cover some or all of the cost.
If VW gave me $1 for every time my car did this, I'd have a nicer car right nowSlight incident to report
Coming home, the car started and backed out of the spot fine, then when I accelerated gently in parking lot (1800 rpm) I felt a slight vibration from the engine, *much* lower intensity than my original hard start last winter (which was a lumpy vibration at idle, *no* stall).
Very similar thing happened to me this weekend. And I have 45K on mine. Trying to figure out what to do, probably will call a stealer.well I live in Baltimore and I may have had the issue this morning. I parked my car on Friday (it was snowing) - did not drive it all weekend, it was quite cold friday and saturday, but warmed up quite a bit sunday (rain + 40's) - I park my car on the street. When I went to start my car this morning, it would not turn over. After the 3rd try, it did turn over, ran roughly for a few seconds, then seemed fine. I was parked in a place that I had to move my car by 9am, so drove to a new spot and shut it off for a few minutes. Tried starting it again and it started without any issues. I'm wondering if this is the intercooler issue? I'm at 47k, so I assume this isn't covered under warranty which really blows. I did end up driving the car to work...it was around 40 degrees...but the cold front is passing and its going to get down to well below freezing...hopefully the car starts when i leave work
I too was wondering this. Asked in another thread somewhere and didn't get any response. IMO if the engine pulls more air through the intake, less water should build up. You should be the gunea pig and try it since you have a garage!Has anybody with a tune, who also parks in a garage, had an IC issue since having the tune completed?
I am planning to do what you recommended in your post as my car didn't start today in the afternoon either (above freezing) but did in the morning (20 degrees). Will the dealer do anything different than what you advised? If not, I could try to jack the car up and drain the hose myself.You have to get under the car, take the belly pan off, loosen the clamp on the passenger side hose of the intercooler and drain the goop out and wipe the hose out with a rag. I am going to repeat this every oil change as I had my first hard start about a month ago and had quite a bit of goop in there. I went from -5f to 45f in less than 24 hours, which is what I think the culprit was.
Here is a pic for reference of the hose..
Yes ,but that will never happen.Update
I pulled the CAC lines off and only got about a tablespoon of water from the inlet line, none from the outlet. I bumped car over and it started and died a couple of times. The third try it started and ran rough for a while then smoothed out.
I called the dealer and they told me they had never heard of one hydra locking before. They are ordering the upgrade kit and I am sceduled to drop it of monday.
I wonder if the egr system did not exist if this problem would go away.
Is this problem rare in North Texas?