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    Default Volkswagen Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Volkswagen owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

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    Problem:
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
    Was damage covered by warranty:

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    Model:VW transporter Double cab (128kw)
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 250km
    Problem: gearbox damaged
    Cause of problem(if known): oil seal
    Specifics of repair work carried out: replaced gearbox
    Cost of repair: not sure
    Who did the repair: VW SA
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model:VW transporter Double cab (128kw)
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 10 000km
    Problem: No power
    Cause of problem(if known): Fuel lines damaged
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Know factory fault/lines replaced
    Cost of repair: not sure
    Who did the repair: VW SA
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model:VW transporter Double cab (128kw)
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 13000km
    Problem: Power stearing faulty/noisey
    Cause of problem(if known): seals & pump
    Specifics of repair work carried out: replaced steering components
    Cost of repair: not sure
    Who did the repair: VW SA
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model:VW transporter Double cab (128kw)
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 14500km
    Problem: Underpowered & ticking from exhaust
    Cause of problem(if known): cracked manifold
    Specifics of repair work carried out: 10 day wait for new manifold
    Cost of repair: not sure
    Who did the repair: VW SA
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Ill keep updating this post cause something tells me its not the last time this vehicle will go in. If any other owners with issues could please let me know.
    Last edited by Bryan Webber; 2009/02/26 at 11:51 AM.
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    Model:Tiguan 1.4TSi
    Year:2008
    Mileage:28000
    Problem:Low Power at low refs and erratic acceleration
    Cause of problem(if known):unknown, not fixed
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Various tests, valve replaced and reprogrammed various times
    Cost of repair:Unknown, unable to fix
    Who did the repairealer attempt with factory guidance
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y


    Model:Tiguan 1.4TSi
    Year:2008
    Mileage:37000
    Problem:Low Power at low refs and erratic acceleration,erratic steering
    Cause of problem(if known):unknown, unable to fix
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Vehicle swopped on a trade in basis with newer, good working vehicle...manufacturer did not honour warrantee
    Cost of repair:Unknown, unable to fix
    Who did the repairealer attempt with factory guidance
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: It was supposed to be........
    Last edited by ADUP; 2010/08/27 at 08:59 PM. Reason: end of the saga hopefully.
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    Model:Transporter Crewbus 2.5TDI 128kw
    Year:2006
    Mileage:85000km
    Problem : Oil in cooling system
    Cause of problem(if known): Oil cooler leaking oil into cooling system
    Specifics of repair work carried out: oil cooler,thermostat,water pump, oil and coolant replaced.(no problem on thermostat or waterpump just replacing everthing on the cooling system)
    Cost of repair:VW- R12k, got parts R6K and labour R3k,Total -R9K
    Who did the repair: LG Auto in Despatch - Louis -0836633970
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N (worldwide recall for oil coolers in 2006, but not in South Africa)
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    Model:Amarok 90KW 4 Motion
    Year:2011
    Mileage:5000
    Problem:Overheating
    Cause of problem(if known):Faulty Thermostat
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced Thermostat
    Cost of repair:N/A
    Who did the repair:VW Pietermaritzburg
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Still subject to dispute. VW claim no Damage

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    Model:Amarok 90KW 4 Motion
    Year: 2011
    Mileage:12000
    Problemual Mass Flywheel Failure
    Cause of problem(if known): Dual Mass Flywheel
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Replaced
    Cost of repair:N/A
    Who did the repair:VW Braamfontein
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty:Y

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    Model: Amarok BiTDI 4Motion
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 2186
    Problem: Slow LH Front window switch
    Cause of problem(if known): Switch not moving window fast enough; not sure of cause.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Switch replaced
    Cost of repair: Free of charge
    Who did the repair: VW Hatfield Bryanston
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model: Amarok BiTDI 4Motion
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 5084
    Problem: RH Front window mechanism; window not functioning.
    Cause of problem(if known): Mechanism and glass connected by clips; clips broken and unclipped.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Clips replaced
    Cost of repair: Free of charge
    Who did the repair: VW Hatfield Bryanston
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Year: 2011
    Mileage: new
    Problem: gearbox - does not want to select reverse gear
    Cause of problem(if known): unknown
    Specifics of repair work carried out: 1st time - linkages greased, 2nd time - gearbox oil checked, 3rd time - linkage adjustment or replacement - GEARBOX STILL PROBLEMATIC
    Cost of repair: Free of charge
    Who did the repair: VW Wonderboom
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    Last edited by Barto; 2012/01/19 at 10:57 PM.

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    Model: AMAROK TSI
    Year: 2011/2012

    Mileage: 60km
    Problem: drivetrain whine
    Cause of problem(if known): Gearbox says the factory... lets see!
    Specifics of repair work carried out: New gearbox... if they can get one... no stock in SA, ex germany
    Cost of repair: free
    Who did the repair: VW McCarthy
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

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    Model: VW Amarok 90kw 4motion
    Year:2012

    Mileage:1350
    Problem:Wouldnt select 4x4
    Cause of problem(if known): sensor bolt??
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replaced sensor bolt
    Cost of repair:free
    Who did the repair:VW alpine
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: y

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    Model: VW Amarok 120kw BiTdi 4motion
    Year: 2012

    Mileage: 19720
    Problem: Front shocks hard -causes front tyre scalloping
    Cause of problem(if known): Internal seizure / valving issues?
    Specifics of repair work carried out: replaced both front shocks
    Cost of repair: free (Warranty)
    Who did the repair: Thompsons Louis Trichardt
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model:Touareg
    Year:2004
    Mileage:204000
    Problemriveshaft bearing seized
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried outriveshaft replaced
    Cost of repair:R11600
    Who did the repairealer
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:No
    Was damage covered by warranty:No

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    Model:Touareg
    Year:2004
    Mileage:186000
    Problem:Coupler siezed
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Coupler,Aircon compressor,powersteering replaced
    Cost of repair:R23500
    Who did the repairealer
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:No
    Was damage covered by warranty:No

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    Model:Touareg TDi
    Year:2004
    Mileage:205000
    Problem:Intake manifold cracked,turbo leaking
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried outealer
    Cost of repair:Turbo R10000,Manifold replaced Tootal;R17400
    Who did the repairealer
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:No
    Was damage covered by warranty No

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    Model:Touareg Tdi
    Year:2004
    Mileage:200000
    Problem:Jerking at high revs
    Cause of problem(if known)irty MAF
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Sensor cleaned
    Cost of repair:R56,00
    Who did the repair:Self
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:No
    Was damage covered by warranty:No

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    Model:Amarok 4Motion BiTDi 120kw
    Year:2012
    Mileage:16000km
    Problem:Front suspension very noisy (rattles)
    Cause of problem(if known) Not known yet
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Been in to VW a couple of times, still have not sorted out problem
    Cost of repair:Warranty
    Who did the repair:VW Nelspruit
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty:Y

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    Model: Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI
    Year:2007
    Mileage:103000km
    Problem:Loss of coolant
    Cause of problem(if known): the EGR cooler leaking through EGR valve
    Specifics of repair work carried out: EGR valve, cooler and flap replace
    Cost of repair: R10195-00 Extended Warranty - SA Warranty paid, i only paid R200-00 for coolant
    Who did the repair:VW TAVCOR Port Elizabeth
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N (Extended warranty)
    Was damage covered by warranty:Y (Extended warranty)
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    Model: VW Amarok 120kw BiTdi 132kW
    Year: 2012

    Mileage: 250
    Problem: Right Fog Light was not working at all
    Cause of problem(if known): Factory fault with installation of Bulb holder
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced the Faulty component
    Cost of repair: free (Warranty)
    Who did the repair: Motorport VW, Tableview
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model: VW Amarok 120kw BiTdi 132kW
    Year: 2012

    Mileage: 250
    Problem: Rubberizing on Tailgate bubbly.
    Cause of problem(if known): Incorrect Mixture of Rubberizing components
    Specifics of repair work carried out: removed rubberizing and re applied.
    Cost of repair: free (Warranty)
    Who did the repair: Motorport VW, Tableview
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Both issue was resolved within a day and good service from the dealership and the salesman concerned.
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    Model: VW Amarok 120kw BiTdi 132kW
    Year: 2012

    Mileage: 3000
    Problem: Front Headlights getting dampness on the inside of casing
    Cause of problem(if known): Factory Fault
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Both Front Headlights were replaced.
    Cost of repair: free (Warranty)
    Who did the repair: Motorport VW, Tableview
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Maybe it is my imagination but these lights seem to be brighter at night as well. Maybe they are just set properly and the previous ones were not set properly from factory.
    2015 VW Amarok Double Cab Sand Beige 2.0 BiTdi 132KW 4 x 2 Auto

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