Defective Timing Chain
Volkswagen’s EA888 2.0-liter engine has a history of tensioner problems that can lead to a loose timing chain and catastrophic engine failure. A series of lawsuits eventually led to a settlement that offers an extended warranty and potentia…Continue reading article "Defective Timing Chain"
What Are We Missing?
We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.Continue
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- power windows not working properly in the 2009 Beetle
- window regulators not working in the 2004 Beetle
- broken window regulator in the 2005 Beetle
- transmission failure in the 2004 Beetle
- transmission slips and goes into "limp mode" in the 2003 Beetle
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (1998–2011) Beetle Key Numbers
It appears Volkswagen is close to settling 7 lawsuits regarding defective timing chains and the threat of engine damage.
The proposed settlement includes all consumers who purchased or leased certain 2008-2014 Audi and Volkswagen vehicles that will be determined by the vehicle identification numbers (VINs).
According to the terms, reimbursement amounts will be determined based on the age of the vehicle, how many miles are on the odometer and if the timing chain tensioner, timing chain or engine was replaced."
Reimbursement amounts are highly favoriable to owners who get work done at an authorized VW dealership. Our advice – if something goes wrong with your timing chain or tensioner and you're covered under this settlement, skip your local mechanic and go to an authorized dealer.keep reading article "VW Owners to Receive Reimbursements for Busted Timing Chains and Tensioners"