VW, or Volkswagen, is a German automaker with worldwide presence, producing vehicles such as the Golf/Rabbit, Jetta, Passat and Eos.

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How can I diagnose gradual electric power loss in a VW Golf Mk5?

I'm experiencing loss of electrical power to my Mk5 Golf. It seems to happen mostly when the car hasn't been run for two or three days. We changed the battery a few months ago. More recently, there ...
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My VW 2000 Bug is consuming too much fuel [on hold]

I am not really know how to put this. Put in laymans terms, I use up 15 litres of fuel over short distances everyday. This is without using the air conditioner. To me 15 litres a day isnt meant to b ...
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Oil leaking from spark plug socket

I have oil leaking from a spark plug socket on my 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck. Before you ask, it's swapped with the 1.6 gas motor instead of the 1.6 diesel. The oil leak appears to only be ...
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2015 jetta on highway in wrong gear

I'm embarrassed to say that I accidentally drove my 2015 Volkswagen Jetta in S gear under the D on my automatic, on the highway. The car was running smoothly, so I didn't notice until I heard a ...
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VW Velocity 1.6i 2007 Fan not working, engine leaking out all the water

I was driving the weekend and pulled over heard the engine making a noise, saw there was no more water left in the car anymore, plus my fan was not working and my engine is letting out all the water ...
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1974 VW Bug Headliner

I drive a '74 Volkswagen Super Beetle and I just replaced the headliner. I used the suggested glue and the roof clips but it will not stay up in the back and is beginning to come down in the front. ...
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AC blower won't turn on after replacing battery

I have a U.S. 2011 Volkswagen GTI. After the car wouldn't start (starter would crank but engine would not turn on) I decided it's probably time to replace the battery, and did. Car starts fine, but ...
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01 gti not going into reverse 1st 3rd or 5th after I changed the clutch

So I changed my clutch a few days ago and now it will not engage reverse 1st 3rd or 5th gear but will engage 2nd and 4th no problem with the car on and off. I readjusted the cables but still nothing ...
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Replacing hub bearing repeatedly - 2007 Jetta

I had my brake pads replaced at about 100k miles. I was hearing a noise that I thought was a bearing, and the mechanic came to the same conclusion, so I also had the bearing replaced. I drove the ...
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Volkswagen A/C Intermittent

I want to repair my Volkswagen Passat '07 A/C. I've taken it to two shops (dealer and independent) and they both say the entire a/c system needs to be replaced. The strange thing is, that sometimes it ...
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Polo TDI 2004 - intermittent power, smoke, turbo issue

Car: Polo TDI 2004 1.4 with 190,000 km (118,060 miles) on the clock. While Issue: driving it intermittently (distance/time are not factors it seems) it starts to spew black/dark grey smoke and all ...
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Buzzing noise or whining noise from center of car while driving, not related to engine speed

My 2003 Passat B5 TDI with 6-speed gearbox is making a buzzing/whining(?) noise while driving and it appears as if it comes from under the gear shifter. The noise is: Dependent on road speed (more ...
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1995 vw golf 3. need to know where camshaft position (hall) sensor

I have a 95 VW Golf Mk3 and it has been running like crap. I first thought it was bad gas because of how it drove. Now it keeps driving like that but worse. It stutters when trying to pick up speed at ...
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Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf

It has become very difficult to shift into 1st gear on my 1995 VW Golf. Pushing the shifter fully left and then forward now puts the transmission into 3rd. How can I fix this?
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What would be the best and cheapest way to fix these dents and scratches?

I have a 2012 VW Jetta. The other day I was pulling into my garage and hit the side of the car. There are several dents and paint scratches. What would be the cheapest and easiest way to get this ...
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Can the catalytic converter from a 2005 VW Beetle be used in a 2004 VW Jetta?

Someone I know just seriously damaged their 2005 VW Beetle and it may not be worth fixing (drove over a divider and at least broke the transmission). The car has approximately 34k miles on it, if I ...
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Jetta intermittent starting problem

I have a 2007 Jetta with 75k miles on it. What I'm running into is that out-of-the blue, the car will not start. Generally, it turns over, but never starts. One time, it started but shut itself off ...
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Coolant below minimum every 6 weeks - Mk4 VW Polo

This is about my VW Polo (mk4). It's been a cat C in the past after taking a knock to the front bumper. It needs the coolant topping up every six weeks (ish). I've been carrying a bottle of water in ...
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Low beams don't work on VW Golf MK3

On my 1996 Golf MK3, the low beams stopped working. I checked the fuses, that's not it (swapped 1 & 2, low beams, for 11 & 12, high beams). I wiggled the ignition switch and the headlights ...
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2000 VW Golf heater won't blow hot air

My 2000 2.0L Golf GLS won't blow hot air at operating temperature, the air is only lukewarm at best. This started a few months ago inexplicably. The car isn't overheating or underheating, it reaches ...
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Engine cuts out VW Golf Mk1 1989

I have a 1989 VW Golf Mark 1. I have replaced the mechanical fuel pump in engine compartment, the petrol filter, spark plugs, coil, HT Leads. This is a 1300 carburetor model. I can start the car no ...
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Engine sputtering, not accelerating. Left for 20 mins and is now fine?

The car is a Mk1 Golf (1993, 1.8lt, mechanical injection). I was driving up a medium incline and suddenly my car starting sputtering and I lost acceleration. I pulled over and started the engine ...
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How is “outside temperature” measured in a car?

Most cars have a display for outside temperature and I wonder how it is measured. In other words, where exactly is the sensor and how reliable is it?
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96 Volkswagon climate control wont work

We were driving down the road and all the sudden a puff of smoke came from ignition area, and the climate control stopped working. It has no power at all. I have checked relays, checked fuses, even ...
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Golf VI - September 2009 - Replace halogen headlight with Xenon

I really do hope the someone can help me since I'm getting all kinds of feedbacks from colleagues and the web... And all of them are different! I currently live in Germany and some days ago I was ...
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How to fix stuck electric sunroof on MkIII VW?

The electrically-operated sunroof on my Mk3 (1995) VW Golf has trouble operating under its own power. When I push the button to open/close it, it moves a fraction of an inch and then gets stuck, with ...
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Is 115HP engine enough to drive on steep hills?

I am comparing the VW Jetta S with SE. The S has a 2L engine with 115HP whereas the SE has a HP of 170 (Ref.). I live in seattle area which has steep hills. I would like to know if 115HP would be ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Brake LIght Switch

My car has been having issues with not shifting out of park. I did some research and found out that it most likely was the Brake light switch. After replacing the switch I tried to start the car and ...
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2010 VW Stuck in Park

I have a 2010 VW Jetta Stuck in Park. When I turn it on, press the brake, and press the shifter button it doesn't move. How do I get it out of park? The brake light and dash indicator do toggle ...
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Golf MK3 battery drains, rapid clicking on start, glow plug light flashes

Does anybody know what would cause the following symptoms? I have a 1996 Golf MK3 diesel (not TDI). I drove the car with no problem three days ago. Today I went to start it, and the battery is ...
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Bonnet latch bolts for VW Polo MK4

I bought a cat-C VW Polo MK4 that has obviously had some front end damage. The catch that holds the bonnet down is very loose. I'm talking about the part that's actually attached to the bonnet, not ...
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How often do I need to change my oil in a VW TDI?

The manual for my 2003 VW TDI says to change the oil every 12 months or 10,000 miles. My dealer says every 6 months or 5,000 miles. Are they just trying to make twice as much money off my oil ...
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how much water can be safely added to a battery?

My 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L has the battery as follows: ENERTEC EMC // 1J0 915 105 AD // 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN // 540A EN/SAE. It would appear that the battery can no longer hold the starting charge after an ...
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Is it mandatory to change oil once a year?

I drove only 4000 km in a year. Volkswagen advises that I change the oil in 15,000 km kilometers or 1 year. In this case, what do I need to do, because I have driven only 5000 km.
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accelerating noise while the car is parked- VW GOLF

I have a 2005 VW Golf, automatic. Today after I parked the car a very loud accelerating sound came out of the engine, it sounded like I had pressed the pedal all the way down but I had not, I cannot ...
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Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp

I own a 1997 golf 3 TDI, motor code AFN. At the back of the engine, there is a vacuum actuator which looks like a N75 but isn't. It isn't connected to anything on the actuator side, but is connected ...
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VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup

I really don't know how else to describe it. Car has no issues starting or running, but for about the last 2 months every time I cold start it, the engine makes a sharp, high-pitched noise like a ...
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Mk5 golf lacking boost and smoke before turbo

About a month ago the turbo blew on my mk5 Golf replaced it and cleaned all the pipes. Since this the car is lacking boost below turbo and the black smoke is so bad I can't see the car behind me. I ...
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Can the crank be removed from a 1999 beetle without engine removal

Spun the rod bearing. I dropped the oil pan and found the affected rod. I disconnected the rod. If I can remove it and have the journal turned or replace it, it would be more work but less money than ...
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Coolant overflows into overflow when accelerating, but completely empties when car cools

My VW Polo's coolant overflows out of the expansion tank. It's like there is too much pressure, causing the coolant to boil out of the tank, yet the temperature is normal. The fan always kicks in, ...
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2004 Jetta - Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect

My check engine light came on and I took it to the parts store to get the computer read. The error that came up is Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect. and the probable causes listed were: ...
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manual transmission issue when changing 3rd gear with polo 3 1998

I'm currently driving a 1998 Polo 3 known 6n (1.0 petrol) and i have issue when changing my 3rd gear, especially when the car is cold. It pop out while i'm changing 3rd gear and other times it will be ...
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Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system

I have an interesting problem on my VW Golf MK3 TDI. Basically, sometimes the pressure cap on the coolant reservoir lets out some coolant. Here's what I know: It happens when the car is under ...
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Engine idle fluctuates at random times

I have a Mk1 VW Golf/Rabbit with K-Jet mechanical injection. Occasionally when I pull up at stop lights the engine idle will rhythmically dip and climb (between 600 and 1200 rpm). This probably ...
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Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?

The questions says it all. Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain? Please reference where you got this information.
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2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CL 1.4 - No power for first 3 mins driving

My car is displaying the engine management light on the dash. To date my mechanic has replaced a pencil coil and cleaned the airflow meter. First he said it was the lambda sensor that was not ...
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What does 'M10 x 1.00' mean when referring to fuel injectors?

I need to replace some fuel lines (from the injector control to the injector) on my 93 VW Cabriolet. The site that sells the lines has 2 options for the 'Injector Size': M10 x 1.00 or M12 x 1.5. I'm ...
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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Engine temperature increases when idling though thermo fan is working

I am trying to diagnose an issue with my Mk1 Golf. The engine heats up when the car is idling or in traffic but cools down almost instantly when I start moving again. I would presume this is the ...
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Starting Issues with Good Battery, Starter, and Alternator

I have a 2008 Jetta that refuses to start every now and then. When I turn the key it makes clicking noise like battery is dead. I had the battery, starter and alternator checked. All good. The car ...