Featured Problems

Excessive Oil Consumption

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Volkswagen wants you to know that burning through a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is within their 'acceptable' range. We have a different definition of acceptable. VW has settled an oil consumption lawsuit in the past, is there any hope fo…

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Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine

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From 1997-2005, VW manufactured a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with a tiny 3.7 quart oil capacity. That’s simply not a lot of oil to compensate for the amount of heat this engine generates. Complaints sparked a class-action lawsuit with an…

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Defective Timing Chain

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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…

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Ignition Coil Failure

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Ignition coils produce a high-voltage current that fires the spark plugs. If a coil fails, like in the case of many VW engines, the spark plug won't fire and the engine will lose power. This can lead to shaking or hesitation and leave the d…

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Engine Complaints

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.

Volkswagen Engine News

Dangerous Ignition Switch Recall

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While you might have nightmares about falling or being chased by zombies, automakers are having nightmares about defective ignition switches. It started with GM's well-publicized ignition issues earlier this year, carried over to Chrysler's … continue reading