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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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VW Rabbit MK5 - Paint Peel On Bumper, Easy Fix?

Some paint is peeling on the front bumper of my 2007 VW Rabbit. Are there any fixes that can be done without replacing the full bumper or taking it into a body shop?
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What caused VW Passat brakes to go soft/spongy for the first few minutes of driving, then go back to normal?

Context: I replaced all four pads and rotors on my 2001 VW Passat (~140k miles) about 4 weeks ago, with PowerStop Z23 pads and rotors. During bed-in, I took the car down a steep hill, and got a lot (...
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Camshaft Sensor Position problem or Oil Related problem

I have a 2014 VW Jetta SE. Recently my engine began making an off and on Growling noise while driving around. At the same time, my engine light came on. Took the car to get checked and the reading ...
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Clunking noise when braking

Hi so I have a 2000 VW Beetle. I've noticed recently when I have been braking with the clutch pushed in, it makes a clunk noise, sometimes multiple clunks at a time. It also makes this noise when I ...
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Why are old VWs the most common platform for electric conversions? [closed]

Aircooled Volkswagen cars (1950s-1970s) are common platforms for electric conversion. The fact that they were of modest weight and produced in vast quantities are two notable factors. Are there any ...
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VW Touran 2005 engine problems

I have few problems with my VW Touran 2005 1.6 MPI, LPG with manual transmission: On average one in a few startups on cold engine, ends up with exhaust pipe noises like gunshot when I press gas pedal,...
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Is there a repair manual for 2012 VW Passat? [closed]

I didn't find a manual from VW, Haines, or anywhere else. I would have imagined it would be available 7 years later.
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Folding & Heating function not working on wing mirror

Car is a VW Golf GTI Mk5 (2006). The folding and heating function on passenger mirror isn't working. Everything else works, including electronic mirror adjustment and puddle light. Heating/folding ...
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no power what so ever anywhere after replacing battery fuse box & battery ground harness.and battery

After fuse box on top of battery melted i replaced it also alt was replaced. i noticed the battery ground harness was very corroded so i replaced it too. i then had to buy a new battery after doing ...
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Mapping VW DTCs from a scantool to the raw data obtained

I scanned a VW Golf TDI 2015 using a scantool (at a workshop) and it gave the following 2 codes - Engine module: P0103 - Mass Air Flow (MAF) (G70): Signal too High Instrument cluster module: ...
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Kindly please help my Jetta 4 tdi not starting after engine overhaul, showing the error codes below

My Jetta 4 tdi not starting showing those error codes
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Can I compress the strut spring while still attached to my 2011 Jetta?

Removing the strut is quite a task but if I could compress the spring with the right tool 'while still on the car', I think that the strut could come out of the steering knuckle with-out removing the ...
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Turning Off VW's Hill Hold Assist

I have a 2019 Jetta S (US version), and find VW's Hill Hold Assist just awful. I'm an experienced manual-gearbox user, and would much prefer that the brakes release when I take my foot off the brake ...
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VW Golf MK4 1.6 to 2.0 engine swap: which ECU to use?

i successfully changed my engine from 1.6 to 2.0 in a MK4 Golf 2001 the engine 2.0 start fine and run soft, but i am using the engine ecu from the 1.6. my question is if i can change the ecu from 1.6 ...
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2000 Volkswagen jetta won't move

in my 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5-speed manual there's a burning smell coming from the motor I can shift into any Gear with or without using the clutch but yet it wont turn off or stall and it won't move ...
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Rpm problem VW passat

2004 VW passat 1.6 petrol saloon , cant keep rpm constant keeps bouncing up and down about 1 or 2 increments on the rpm gauge only really happens at low rpm not as bad at high rpm and it idles ...
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VW Golf wont move in first but is fine in other gears?

My 08 plate Golf has literally just developed this problem, no other signs previous to now. I'm going to take it to the garage in the morning but in the meantime am curious as to what might be ...
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Error stabilisation control- ESC and engine stopped and wouldn't start again

I drive a 2014 2,0 TDI 4w Passat and until now haven't had any problems with the vehicle. When I drove to work on Friday the vehicle suddenly stoppen in a roundabout and wouldn't start again. Check ...
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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...
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1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia - What is this part / portal on the body?

Curious as to what this circular port is on our 72 VW Ghia. There is a matching one on the opposite side. There appears to be a bolt immediately opposite on the inside panel but I've not attempted to ...
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How to get access to Fuel Flap on VW Polo?

My Fuel Flap wont unlock... it has been playing up for a few months but now it wont open at all. I need to put fuel in my car but cannot unlock the Fuel Flap, I have tried unlocking and locking via ...
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Polo 8 speeds up when releasing gas pedal instead of losing speed in second gear

I own a brand new Polo 8 and here's my problem : When i release my foot off the gas pedal hoping the car would lose speed especially in traffic , suddenly the car does the opposite and speeds up a bit ...
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Vw jetta 15 intermittent start

I've been having this issue with my car. The car doesn't want to start after I drive it and let it sit for 45 mins to an hour 30 mins. It cranks it just the last push to start driving, that doesn't ...
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What would be the best method to treat frozen outer door handles?

The car is 2012 VW Passat. For a second year in a row, when it gets really cold, the passanger's outer door handle-mechanism freezes and I cannot open that door. When I lock/unlock the car I hear ...
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Volkswagen golf 6 won't start after battery replacement

I have a Golf 6 which stayed in the garage for 6 months untouched. I knew the battery was dead so I replaced it with a Golf 4 battery. After a few keys the engine coughed a couple of times, then the ...
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how do i put a mileage 'block' on the obd11 connector?

how do I stop my vehicles data from being transmitted to the obd11 connector under the dash, is there a single pin that can be removed/disconnected that will do this? (VW new beetle 2001)
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DSG transmission fluid vs engine oil change

Sorry for a rather rookie question. I am very new to vehicle maintenance, and trying to do my own oil change. Recently I bought a used Volkswagen T5 Transporter 2.0 TDI DSG. And I've been looking at ...
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Rear defrost lines

Will removing a bad tint job damage my rear defrost lines? Recently decided to finally remove the film I have on my windows due to poor quality (they didn’t last long)
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Emissions - High CO Reading

My 2004 Volkswagon Polo has just failed its emissions test. It has failed on the CO only, everything else is okay. The results are as follows: Engine/Oil Temperature: 92℃ (720 RPM) Low Idle ...
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VW Golf 2012 DSG auto transmission runs fine but accelerate very slowly with the D1 gear

A month ago, I changed my DSG auto 7-speed transmission's mechatronic because of another issue and after that everything was working just fine. Recently I found that when I start my car and switch my ...
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Extended crank/no start

I have a 2003 Jetta sedan 2.0 it has a 128,00 miles on and service has always been kept up on car. My problem is that after the car Is warm or in the heat which I live in the southwest so plenty of ...
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Any special considerations for bleeding a modern vehicle with ABS and hill hold

After attempting to replace the rear discs and pads on my Mk6 2012 VW Golf 1.6 TDI, I've encountered a stuck piston on the off-side rear (the car is right hand drive). I'm at the point where I'm ...
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Car does not start first time

This is a 1.6 Mk4 Jetta that was losing power.I sent it in for fixing. After it came back the power problem is fixed but the car won't start first time as before the engine overhaul. It starts on the ...
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Low coolant level and high engine oil in VW

I have a 1.5 year old (mileage ~7000km) Volkswagen Vento with 1.6 MPI Petrol engine. Recently I noticed that my coolant level was below minimum and my engine oil level was higher than the max on the ...
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Golf 6 16.TDi suddenly turned off while driving, VCDS error 00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage

Car:Golf 6 1.6TDi, 2010, OEM battery Today when i started car, i was driving for about 500m, i stopped on intersection and car turned off. I noticed battery icon turning red for about 3 seconds. I ...
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How can I manually open the gas cap on a 2002 VW Golf?

The car has two switches on the bottom of the driver side door; one to open the gas cap, and one to open the trunk. Pressing the trunk button works fine, but pressing the gas cap button does not (it ...
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VW Polo strange issue of overheating

can I kindly ask your opinion on my car issue? I'm not deep in field of engines and this problem is causing my serious headache and a total waste of cash without any results. I've a 2015 VW Polo TDI. ...
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Shifter cable. VW New Beetle 1998

How do I physically put my 98 VW Beetle into 3rd gear? The shifter cable broke and I need to put my car in my garage and can't push it up hill.
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VW 2015 TDI (EA288) Oil Sensor(s)

I recently acquired a 2015 VW Jetta TDI, and while someone was taking a long trip, in cold weather, the oil light came on. A yellow light, which does not match any indicators in the owner's manual. ...
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Do I need to replace both front calipers because of a snapped bleeder valve?

Vw cc 2010 2.0l sport I accidentally snapped the passenger right caliper bleeder valve while I was flushing my brake fluid. A shop wants to charge me $670 to replace both calipers and the fluid. They ...
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Accidentally used Prestone 50/50 coolant (green) in my 2004 VW Golf with pink coolant

I'm pretty sure I had only used G12 prior. I bought the Prestone 50/50 "goes with everything" coolant because my coolant light had come on. I remembered not to mix colors as soon as I started pouring ...
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Volkswagen rear wiper motor compatibility

Is the rear wiper motor OEM number 6x0 955 711 d (taken from VW Polo 2002) compatible with Golf MkIV (current motor has OEM number 1j6 955 711 b? I do not own this kind of vehicle so I cannot try it ...
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TDI engine to SDI car

I have a question. Can I put a vw 1.9 TDI motor (golf mk4) into polo 1.9 SDi? I have to change the actual engine and I am confused . thank to everyone for your time ...
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Where to find latest map navigation firmware versions for VW?

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL. I believe that the installed navigation is RNS-810. Where can I find information on all the available revisions, when they were released, what was updated on ...
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Polo 1.9 SDI having problem to start at morning

I am having a problem in the morning starting the engine of my Polo 1.9 SDI 2000. I have to attempt 2-3 times to start it and after it starts, it makes a strange noise and throw out smoke. I checked ...
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Do you need to replace a timing chain?

I have a "2012 PASSAT SEL PREMIUM 2.5L Auto" with about 92k miles on it. Around 60k, I have asked my local car mechanic to do the Timing Belt, and he informed me that according to the search he ran ...
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Car losing speed on hills

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta sitting at around 124,000 miles. I recently was driving from St. Louis to Pittsburgh at my car would not accelerate properly and at around 70mph, if the rpm hit 4000, my ...
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Coolant Level Drop

I have a 2013 VW CC 2.0 TSI. I have noticed a slight and continuous drop in the Coolant Level within the expansion tank, unfortunately no trace is found on the floor. I happened to go underneath the ...
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VW Golf 2012 runs fine but won't accelerate from park without giving it gas

I was driving the car and suddenly trying to stop it (of course I pressed the brake). While the car was moving 5 KM per hour, I accidentally shift gear from D(drive) to P(parking) and hard a 'gar' '...
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Why Vw tdi taureg losing coolant quickly?

After 5 years VW taureg tdi needs coolant added in 4 weeks and car functions fine with no signs of leakage, why?