Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
- Jul 2, 2000
- Springfield, VA
- ‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
It may be that my failed turbo was a V500. I never checked but someone is reporting having a V500 with a build date (11/14/2012) prior to my build date (11/29/2012) .I think it would be safe to assume that the V500 is the updated version that is replacing the V120 and V150.
Whether it too suffers from the same malady remains to be seen; they have undoubtedly experienced far fewer miles to date than their earlier counterparts
Three times or three times for the same problem? I have always heard the latter, but I don't know the specifics of each state.In the northeast USA "threes the charm" and that would qualify under the "lemon law". If that were the case I'd insist that they replace the entire car, give you your money back or report to the consumer protection board if one exists in Alaska.
Three times or three times for the same problem? I have always heard the latter, but I don't know the specifics of each state.
That's a lot of miles in that many days!So which turbo is the defective one y'all have been discussing? V120? V500? I've been "outta the loop" on this topic. I ordered my car on May 25, 2013, and took delivery on July 13, 2013. I have 38,150 miles on her and she's doing fine, with no turbo "whine".
I think that date is when the computer generated the parts list for the car. I'm pretty sure mine said something like 4:00am.OK, it's time to revive this thread.
Build date as per sticker in my manual: (hump day after lunch on payday? WOT WOT!)
P/N: 03L 253 056 Q
S/N: PB 50220723 00603
Thanks for posting those pictures! If we pay attention to the part numbers on the turbo, the earlier turbos are 03L 253 056 E (all 0005 turbos) and the new turbo is 03L 253 056 Q (all 0020 turbos). This is also shown in the part number data collection thread.I should be able to pick up my car tomorrow. This will make two full weeks that the dealer had it waiting on parts. Per my request they called me today so I could look at the disassembled car.
Here are some photos. This is the tag on the failed turbo.
This is the tag on the new turbo.
Here is the compressor side of the failed turbo.
Here is the turbine side of the failed turbo.
My dealer says mine is the 6th and cleanest failed Passat TDi turbo they have seen. My wife was driving at the time and shut the motor down as soon as the blinking "glow plug" light came on. She done good…
There was no oil in either side of the turbo and I could see no rub marks or impact damage to either wheel. Note the nut on the compressor side is still in place. The connecting shaft was definitely broken.
There have been at least 2, 0020 turbo failures reported, their lower number of reported failures could be directly related to less of them being in service...or maybe they are better. They certainly aren't fail proof!
So what I gather is that, although the 0020 turbos ending with a "Q" in the P/N are VWs latest replacements for failed NMS turbos, it is still not a "permanent fix" to all the turbo failures?There have been at least 2, 0020 turbo failures reported, their lower number of reported failures could be directly related to less of them being in service...or maybe they are better. They certainly aren't fail proof!