Last post on Nov 04, 2012 at 2:48 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#1268 of 1529 Re: Golf V pricing? [zillz]
Dec 18, 2005 (12:07 pm)
As you know, the New Jetta's price shot up dramatically from the IV to the V. Even the "Value Editions" which are hard to find were a full 2 grand higher than the previous base Jetta.
This is not true the MSRP of VE Jetta is 17,900 vs. $17,680 for base 2005 Jetta GL. This is an increase of $220. The invoice increased somewhat more...about $875.
Since the Golf base MSRP was about $1500 below Jetta GL, maybe the new one will be about $1500 less than the new Jetta. The invoice on 2005 Golf was about $1000 less than Jetta GL, so that might be a more likely price difference since the markup on VE Jetta is so small. My guess would be MSRP of $16,900 for the 2006 VE Golf.
#1269 of 1529 problem with engine sing
Dec 19, 2005 (11:40 am)
Hi all, i hope that somebody can help me, My problem is that when i was driving over 100 km/h for a long time , the engine sign turned on, when i left the car in the vw company, they said that it was a temporary fail, that there was no problem, and cleared the codes in the computer, the next time that i needed to travel, the sign turned again on. do you have any experience in these? could you give any kind of information??
#1270 of 1529 Re: problem with engine sing [figo]
Dec 19, 2005 (5:50 pm)
It is not normal for the CEL (Ceck Engine Light) to come on. Without knowing the actual code which caused the CEL to come on, we really cannot help very much.
#1271 of 1529 Re: problem with engine sing [bpeebles]
Dec 21, 2005 (9:23 am)
Can anyone offer advise? - my 1996 VW Passat has check engine light on - two codes, bank 1 engine to rich and throttle body. I have repaired any vacuum hose leaks and replaced oxygen sensors, also replaced air filter - had computer reset only to have it come back. Dealer said throttle body replacement was $600 and could not be sure this would fix the issue. I also have a cracked oil stick cap - could this be part of the problem?
#1272 of 1529 Re: problem with engine sing [caarqb]
Dec 21, 2005 (8:30 pm)
The "engine too rich" may be the MAF sensor... need to diagnose further to isolate problem better.
#1274 of 1529 Re: '01 GLS - Check engine light [shaha]
Dec 30, 2005 (1:35 pm)
The 2001 models have 7-year/ 70,000 mile extended warantee on the MAF sensor. It is KNOWN to cause "running rich" conditions. The O2(lambda) sensor may sense this condition but it DOES NOT mean that the O2 sensor is bad. (In reality, the O2 sensor it just doing its job and telling you about the condition.)
I am not sure if this extendee warantee is offerend in your country.
#1275 of 1529 Re: '01 GLS - Check engine light [bpeebles]
Jan 03, 2006 (1:19 pm)
Thanks for you reply!
I live in same country as you, so yes, it is offered. I asked few times, in different dilerships about this since I already read this somewhere but service advisors told me that they are not aware of it. Now, thanks to you and this letter, I hope that they will realize that they cannot lie to me anymore. Now, I just have to find a way how to avoid paying for diagnostic since it was checked by my friend who is mechanic and has that computer that they use.
#1276 of 1529 Re: '01 GLS - Check engine light [z_man]
Jan 03, 2006 (3:28 pm)
(z_man) My daughter went thru this with her 2001 Golf. I had ALREADY diagnosed her MAF as being bad using my VAGCOM.
She did not have any problems with the dealership acknowledging the existance of the extended warantee.... but they did have some criteriea that had to be met before they would "cover" it.
The dealerships seem to have a policy as follows;
A dealership MUST hook your car up to their diagnostic computer and verify that the MAF is bad. Then the diagnostic and replacing the MAF is FREE OF CHARGE.
(They need "proof" so VW will pay for everything.)
HOWEVER: If they cannot diagnose the MAF as being bad... then the CUSTOMER has to pay for the diagnostic procedure.
In the end, my daughter got diagnostics and a new MAF installed free of charge.
I wish you luck 8-)
#1277 of 1529 Re: '01 GLS - Check engine light [bpeebles]
Jan 04, 2006 (7:54 am)
Thanks bpeebles, I appreciate your help. I will call one of the dilerships here in AZ to see what they can do!