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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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2007 VW Rabbit went from hard to start occasionally, to not starting. Best places to look?

My VW Rabbit has had issues starting for the past few years. Last week, it stopped starting all together. Here are some of my observations and testings The car did not run rough once it did start ...
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05 VW Passat Turns over, won’t start

this car has been a problem from the beginning... engine light on, codes say misfire. Started overheating so I replaced thermostat. Still had hardly any power or acceleration, engine light flashes a ...
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Car battery is flat, how can I tell the cause from multimeter results?

my car battery is flat. I did some measures with a multimeter. I will explain them below. Can anyone please tell me what can be the issue? Note: My car is a VW Polo 9N3 2007 Symptom For the last 2 ...
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VW Golf 5 FSI Jerks When Driving

Please help. I have recently serviced my VW Golf 5 with air cleaner,oil filter,fuel filter and plugs but the car still jerks most times when driving. I had it diagonised and gave me error codes P1403 ...
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Audi 2.0T Tapping Noise When Accelerating (Up to 3000 RPM only)

Car: 2013 Audi A4 2.0 4-Cyl Turbocharged AWD Mileage: 71,457 miles Video Clip: https://youtu.be/HX1wXk84wq8 The car is exhibiting a tapping noise when the engine is under load at lower RPMs. Test ...
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What MK is my golf?

i have a 2009 2.0 TDI 140 hp Golf. I am going to buy some parts but it's hard to tell what MK it is. Where can I find info about that? It think it is a MK5, but some people say MK7 and others say 6, ...
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2013 VW Jetta occasionally won't start, but will turn over

Background 2013 VW Jetta S 2.0L Serviced regularly by the dealer, as per the guidelines, and recently had a major service (e.g., spark plugs, filters, etc.) Incidents When I came back to my car ...
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Replacing faulty window motor from another VAG car

I own Seat Ibiza 1.4 petrol, and front passengers window motor is not working and I have to replace it. The part number is 6R0959802EE. I want to buy a used part instead of a new one to save some ...
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Volkswagen Polo 2009 bluetooth problem

I have a Volkswagen Polo from 2009 with some electronics I think are upgraded through the time. The display which shows the media radio and stuff also shows an option for phone, phone messages, and ...
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2007 Mark V Golf Electrical issue

My mark v golf is having issues. The car seems fine with key in, and when ignition turned on its still okay, then when you go to start it, there is almost clicking noises coming from the steering ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta: Dealer “unplugged” stereo but I can't figure out how

The stereo died one day, and it turns out it was was draining the battery (due to a short caused by a water leak), so the dealership somehow disabled power to the radio. The battery issue was fixed, ...
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Lambda readings on emission

I've just failed mine on a mk4 golf 1.8t readings come back at Co 0.00 Hc 0 ppm Lambda 1.044 Garage have said lambda sensor aswell as hole in exhaust right in the join to the back box I scanned it ...
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Exhaust vibrations/noise

I have had for some time some exhaust noise/vibrations, and decided to buy a new exhaust. However when I checked the exhaust I couldn't find any holes or any bad rubber holders. I decided to not ...
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Is it a good idea to switch to 5W-40 engine oil from 5W-30 after hitting 120k miles?

I've got a 2011 European-spec VW Golf Mk6 Variant with a 2.0 TDI engine (CFHC engine code, Euro 5 emissions standard, equipped with a DPF; no AdBlue, no 4Motion) with almost 200.000 km (roughly 120k ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L

I have 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L, they saying this car required CAN bus system instead kwp2000. My question is: How does the protocol Id change? Maybe ECU is defective? Some people told me ...
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P0491 Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow. Stumped

My VW CC 2010 is having a CEL with the code P0491 which means the pressure sensor is not detecting enough air being pumped from the intake into the exhaust. No other codes. No problems since this is ...
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Is it normal to have a slightly open throttle-plate?

Recently I had experienced a Check Engine on 2012 VolksWagen Passat, and the error code was P0106. After quick research I found that I can replace the Map Sensor as well as the PCV Valve. Both ...
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What is this part - air intake for Skoda Octavia

The piece in the centre is missing a cap/top of sorts. This is a Skoda Octavia (with a VW Polo engine), front right engine room. Any idea what this part is called? Checking the manual yielded no ...
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VW MQB Travel Assist camera (Passat+Superb 2019, Golf 8, Octavia 4 etc.)

What is the part number for the forward facing camera unit that is (together with ACC) responsible for the functioning of the Travel Assist (automatic lane keeping + ACC) which started to be offered ...
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Car has trouble starting ONLY after it has been sitting overnight

I own a Volkswagen Polo 2015, It has clocked around 40000 miles. It has a very peculiar problem, i.e the car has trouble starting only after it has been sitting for 7+ hours. Once the car starts, the ...
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Timing belt change

When does my timing belt need changing? I have a mark 7 vw golf 2 litre dti 64 plate only done 28 000 miles and have been told I need to change my timing belt. Could you help with the above question
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Head unit ignition switch wire has constant power

I have an aftermarket head unit in my 2014 Jetta that I installed myself. After several times waking up to a dead battery when I was sure I didn't leave the radio on, I decided to kill all power to it ...
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Reprogram a Volkswagen key fob with only 1 key?

I bought a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, it came with 2 key fobs and 3 keys. Upon careful inspection, (months later) I noticed one of the key fobs doesn't work with this car, and 2 of the 3 keys don't work; ...
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What happened to my VW 1.8t mk4 Bora (2005)?

She cranks (slowly) but won't start. Died going uphill, started back up and died for good shortly after. Here's the backstory : There is a coolant leak somewhere, every week or so my gf would have ...
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Is this an original battery for a 2010 VW Golf6?

Can someone tell me if the folowing battery could be the original for a 2010 VW Golf 6. And what is the production date?
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(VW CC 2010 2.0L Sport) How do you diagnose a parasitic battery drain from a fuse that controls rear window raisers and central locking system?

My 2010 VW CC is having a parasitic drain issue and I've isolated the problem to one of the fuses which is for the rear window raisers and for the central locking system. If I keep this fuse out ...
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Is it possible to clear “permanent codes” on a Volkswagen Jetta?

I was inspecting a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta today and saw on my OBD reader that it had two misfire codes, if I remember correctly P0302 cylinder 2 misfire and P0300 multiple cylinder misfire. The check ...
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Grinding when Shifting to First Gear - 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (5-speed manual)

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) and the clutch grinds when I shift into first if I don't depress the clutch pedal for about a second or two first. One thing to note is that before I ...
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My VW DSG switched from D to N automatically after heavy slamming on brake

I have VW Golf 2016, yesterday I had to press on brakes very strong to avoid a crash. I figured out the following: The Gearbox switched itself automatically from D to N. The brake pedal went a little ...
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2005 VW Jetta 2.5L - Lack of power, jerking/bucking when accelerating

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) that is having issues while accelerating. TLDR: Car suddenly began accelerating very slowly throughout all gears. Started jerking/bucking around ...
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First gear grind

So I have a manual 2003 vw jetta and I just put on the transmission. I couldn’t put in fifth gear so I adjusted the cables but first gear grinds for some reason. I can easily put it into first gear ...
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What causes a VW Golf 2017 engine warning light to appear?

I did a test drive of a used VW Golf 2017 manual transmission, 140 000 km. The yellow engine warning light appears when the key is half-turned and disappears when the engine starts. What could cause ...
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What's the best way to approach fixing a seized brake?

The car is a Golf GTi (2006). I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what (and what order) to try and fix a brake binding issue. Using the power of the engine, I tried to make the wheel hubs spin....
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VW MQ200 Gear Selector Shaft Bolt/Nut is Snapped, does the whole gearbox need to be replaced?

The Gearbox is a Volkswagon MQ200 series installed on a Skoda Octavia 2008. I experienced problem with the reverse and 5th gear engagement, so attempted to fix the problem. While tightening the nut/...
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Mystery Golf Mk7.5 Suspension Noises

My VW Golf Alltrack Mk7.5 has a few intermittent front suspension noises but the dealer can't find anything wrong. When I crest over my parking ramp I hear a noise that sounds like something metal ...
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Fastener on 2017 VW Jetta won’t screw back in after replacing light bulbs

I have a fastener that is screwed into the taillight for my 2017 Jetta. I successfully replaced a bulb but the screw won’t screw back in. I confirmed it’s an issue with the screw as another screw ...
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Volkswagen shop's Alignment Sheet says they changed front toe direction

Looking for insights on handling change. Driving a 2017 Jetta. Previously the car felt very planted, but after new tires the rear end became more "floaty". Steering also feels lighter and much more ...
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Polo 6 1.4 overheating at low speed and idle

Polo 6 1.4 2012 model overheat at idle or slow speed. When i drive in traffic it overheats. If I drive fast, it immediately starts to cool down again. I took it to the mechanics, they diagnosed and ...
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Gearbox failure

Audi A3 1.4 TFSI, 45,000 miles on the clock. Out of nowhere, I got a gearbox malfunction, you can continue driving. P084100 code The car will not drive. I have had this diagnosed with the ...
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Trunk Lid Rust Removal worth it?

My car's trunk lid has a nasty rust spot. My Dad recently asked me why I don't just sand it down, bondo and paint it and that probably isn't a bad idea. The thing is that from the outside it looks ...
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Why does my 2012 VW jetta light's turn on all by themselves in the colder months?

I've noticed that my 2012 VW jetta SE lights turn on by themselves and eventually drains the battery in the colder months of Minnesota. when I turn the car on and off, it doesn't fix the issue, but ...
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2002 VW Jetta TDI Starter replacement 4 times

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. I have replaced the starter 4 times within the last 6 months, and I have also replaced the battery. The pinion gear on the starters are getting grinned out. it will start ...
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Oil in water reservoir

I found oil in the water reservoir.The car is a polo GTI manual 2007 model. Temperature of the car is normal.
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Accessing the 1st and 2nd cylinder ignition coils in VW Golf MK5 (55 kw)

I am replacing all of the ignition coils in my MK5 Golf as they keep they have all started to fail recently as per this question I have managed to change them with the exception of 1 and 2 because I ...
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Cylinder misfires since having a full service on Golf MK5 2005

I took my VW Golf MK5 2005 (130,000 miles) to have a full service the other week which included changing all 4 spark plugs. Whilst driving home the engine management light came on and I lost some ...
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Rear windscreen wiper on VW Golf MK5 not working

I have a VW Golf MK5 2005 and since buying it second hand the rear windscreen wiper has not worked. The rear washer is working however. I have read various questions and answers on online forums ...
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Strange knock on VW Golf Diesel

Today I started noticing when I hard accelerate the car, first revving to about 2000 RMP and letting the clutch, I hear a knock from the car when the rpms are ~2500 RMP and up (to 4000) on the first ...
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Coolant leak in volkswagen polo 3

Like the title says, I have an old polo 3 - maybe 20 some years old. It runs on unleaded fuel.The problem is that I keep having to refill it with cooling liquid once every two days, sometimes even ...
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Driver's door not closing on VW Golf mk4

The driver's door on my VW Golf mk4 is not closing from time to time specially when it's specially cold. The door opens just fine, but then I'm not able to close it unless I reposition the hook on the ...
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VW Passat B5 1998 Eletronik issues

I noticed some strange behaviour in my Passat for a long time, the thing is: there are several small elecctrical issues that migh have the same source .. I noticed that when I turn on the ignition, ...

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