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Questions tagged [vw]

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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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?
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T6 Kombi T30 Startline 150ps 2l Tdi - Stock Wheel Size

I'm having a hard time working out what my options are for new wheels for my T6. I'm not sure of the width of the basic stock wheels that came with the (startline) van. I've linked pictures with tyre ...
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VW polo cam belt change interval

I have a 2013 1.4cc Polo, 28000 miles, when should I change the cam belt? VW reccomend after 5 years
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Thumping sound and pulsating brake pedal

I'm driving a '12 VW Scirocco. Last Friday I had my winter tires put on at the shop, and I went for a 700 km road trip here in Norway. After some 100 kilometers I noticed my car making a cluncking/...
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The front impact sensor of my Jetta

The front impact sensor on my Jetta has its wires ripped out from a previous collision, is there a diagram that can help me rewire the harness?
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Is changing the oil in a Jetta TDI something a non-mechanic can do?

I always change my own oil, newer or older car. I have been looking at the Jetta TDI, 2015+. They are pretty good buys (I'm in the US, if that matters.) I have read this, What is the cost of ...
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Volkswagen tiguan 2011 ignition problem and sound

When i start my vw tiguan after hours of rest, the rpm goes up to 2.2 (normally it was going to 1.2 approx) then goes down to 1.2 while making noise and crops as if it was turning on and off within ...
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2001 vw jetta reverse loss

I have a 2001 Volkswagen jetta 2.0. I had it at the shop and the gears all worked as normal. They put a transmission mount on my car and when I got it back I couldnt get reverse. First has shifted ...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Alternator cable and fuse box replacement

On fixing the problem of the fuse box getting hot and melting one guy recommended putting a 4 gauge cable from the alternator to the fuse box. Isn't there a wire harness that goes from the alternator ...
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Non-linear clutch in VW UP!

I've been driving a VW UP! for more than two years now and there is a question about the clutch that has been bugging me the whole time. Before this I was driving a VW Golf TDI and in this car when I ...
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Golf 5 stuck when shifting between 2 and 3 gear

While driving in 2nd gear, clutch down, try to go into 3rd (this happens like once in 30) the joystick kinda get stuck in the middle, like mid-way into the downwards 'state' as I would if I wanted to ...
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VW Polo 1.4 MPI 2001 won't start up

So car was doing great, nothing suspicious, then next day it won't start up. It cranks, I can hear fuel pump, there is no lights on dash board(except battery light wich always turns on when starting ...
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My 2010 VW Golf outside lights went Crazy

I was driving the other day an all of a sudden my car started popping up a bunch of warnings in my menu, 10 to be exact. All to do with my outside lights going out 1 headlight, 1 high beam , 1 brake ...
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08 Jetta automatic passenger axle replacement

Looking for a video or pictures of replacing an 08 jetta passenger side axle. Or a good writeup.
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Mk4 gti airbag replacement after crash

My 20th gti mk4 was wrecked a while ago and the airbag system was set off. I have worked to rebuild the car and the final problem in my rebuild is the airbags. We bought all new airbags and a new ...
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VW Passat CC 2008 engine swap compatibility

I have a 2008 VW Passat CC which the engine has given out. I want to replace the engine but am not sure what engine codes are compatible. The engine code currently on the car is CBA. I have sourced an ...
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Misfiring and loss of brake power

i have a 2004 VW Golf 4 which misfire and brake loss of power. i have bunch of codes which i don't know how to go forward. the codes are; 18321, 18034, 18020, 18014, 17839, 17924, 16725, 17580, 17952. ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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blue smoke from exhaust

I have a VW crafter van 57 plate have had a lot of work done to it as it kept going into limp mode.by Bosch agents in Bristol ! My problem is when going down hill on over run @ the bottom of hill when ...
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Heard a pop and now it doesn't accelerate

This is a 2003 VW Touran 1.9 L TDI. Basically I was starting to accelerate in 2nd gear when something popped in engine compartment and it lost power. Whenever I press on gas pedal in 1st gear, it ...
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VW Polo shuddering question

I have recently bought a 2007 1.4 VW Polo. I am still adjusting to driving the car and one thing I have managed quite a few times is going uphill in too higher gear or shifting up too soon (my ...
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Is PAG 46 compressor oil compatible with a 2006 Touareg W12?

I have a bottle of PAG 46 oil. Is it compatible with the compressor on a 2006 VW W12 Touareg?
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o2 sensor problem

I have a SEAT Toledo 1.6L 16V with engine code AZD. I was getting an error code for the Bank1 Sensor1 because of a blown fuse but I didn't know that then and I replaced the Bank1 Sensor 1 with this ...
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VW stick shift shifter lockout

So my 2007 VW GTI has 257k miles.. (I know.) But it is my daily driver for now. I went on the highway and while I was in 6th, it popped into neutral by itself. I got kinda sketch but I was like okay ...