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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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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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2012, VW Jetta, stalls intermittently, restart after about 20 minutes. No code

My daughters 2012 VW Jetta stalls intermittently while driving. We've had it towed several times, and by the time it reaches the house it starts up again with no problem. Other times when it hasn't ...
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How could a battery issue lead failures in ABS, Cruise control, stop-start, etc?

We have a 2014 VW Golf (diesel automatic) and recently we have started getting sporadic "christmas tree" errors when starting it. A few seconds after starting the engine, we get error after error ...
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Why do my windshield wipers fail randomly when turned on?

My car is a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle (US model). Most of the time, the windshield wipers work just fine, including intermittent mode. However, when turning them on, there is a 20-30% chance that ...
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Cleaning mold from windows

This been a quite humid winter here in Finland, and temps have been going over and below zero a lot of times. Something, that at least in the area were I live wasn't common. I just notice than some ...
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Trunk's lock gets frozen

I have mk4 VW Golf from 2002 and this winter the trunk's lock has gotten frozen twice and I can't open the trunk. It's not like other winters that the door gets frozen. This year is been the lock ...
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Broken Coil Spring - How urgent is the repair? [duplicate]

My 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon started making a "spring like sound" that was coming from the right rear corner - I pulled the wheel and found this: I'm trying to decide if I need to "ground" the car or if ...
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Torn out nut insert on hatchback lift strut anchor

Car: 2001 VW Golf It was late at night, I was in a hurry and like an idiot I forced the hatchback closed. I tore out the nut insert (don't know what else to call it) that one end of the hydraulic ...
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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What is the name of this?

My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?
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Trouble starting my car

In the morning my Vw Jetta doesn’t start. Later in the afternoon it starts and works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/JrgMR.jpg)
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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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What causes power steering “moaning cow” sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Heavy condensation inside car during winter. Tried multiple things, but no results!

Before you comment, read below to see what I've done and why most answers are not helping me. Also, my native language is not English, so I apologise for not using the proper words. I have an old ...

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