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#876 of 1529 Seat replacement
Dec 17, 2002 (6:58 pm)
I have a 2000 Golf GLS with 40,000 miles. Recently a spring popped out under the passenger seat, and the seat adjustment mechanism seemed off. I took it to the dealer and had it replaced; it was covered under my 1source extended warranty, although the claim came in at $400-500. I see that there is a visible difference in the new adjustment mechanism: the handle is different, and it looks different from the underside. Also, the seat moves roughly, while the driver side literally glides upon adjustment. It appears to be from a "lower class" VW, if that makes sense. I'm going back to the dealer, but I'm afraid they might argue that the part is no longer available or make up some other excuse. I'm extremely irritated, but I'm not sure what I can do.
#877 of 1529 Surprising...
Dec 23, 2002 (12:19 pm)
A friend of mine had a pretty bad accident in her 00 Golf last week. She had a little too much to drink (I know, she was stupid for that right there, and she did arrested too), and was going 55mph on the highway. She was a little off, shall we say, and hit a broken-down car on the side of the road, at 55mph. While I am not condoning her bevavior (by a LONG shot), she walked away from the accident. Her front wheels were bent into a "D" shape, that's how hard she hit. No one was in the broken down car, thank God.
While this was an extremely stupid way to learn how well the Golf protects its occupants in a crash, it still did nonetheless.
Dec 24, 2002 (8:06 pm)
Seat issue - I'd take a look at a new Golf in the showroom and see how the seat adjusts and what the adjustment knob looks like. If it's the same version they replace on your car and it adjusts smoothly, tell them about it. I have an 02 Golf that has smooth adjusting seats. Maybe they need to adjust something or lube the tracks a little better.
Crash - One of my #1 priorities in the Golf purchase was the crash rating - good to know it holds up in real world circumstances.
#879 of 1529 golf 1.8t throttle body housing problem
Dec 31, 2002 (11:12 am)
any one have problem with throttle body housing going bad. My golf is 34000mi, once a while, the idle is rough and seems stalling, (never actually stalled). I did some search on web and didn't really get much about it except some site mentioned Jetta has some problem with throttle body housing. Is anyone here had this kind of problem and what is the reason for it.
#881 of 1529 throttle body housing
Jan 01, 2003 (8:28 pm)
I went to the dealer yesterday (right after I posted the message) and the diagnostic was bad throttle body housing. Replacement is about $500 or so. Can the throttle body housing actually go bad (and what could cause the problem). I asked service manager, he basically doesn't know how it would happen (or he is pulling my leg). Since he doesn't have the part in stock, he put the test part on the car so I can drive home for now. I'll make sure to ask him to clean MAF first with the old housing on it and see if that can fix the problem.
#882 of 1529 re: throttle body housing
Jan 02, 2003 (2:24 pm)
Since you are only 34000 miles, I would give VWoA a call, explain the situation, and a lot of times they will help you out with the bill.
Cleaning the MAF really doesn't help much, cause most of the times when they go bad it's not because they are dirty. You can give it a try though and buy some CRC Electronics Cleaner from Advanced Auto Parts and take out the maf and spray it on the sensor.
Jan 05, 2003 (2:47 am)
That's true - plus the MAF is only about $50 and 15 minute install - it's attached to the air box. I don't know a whole lot about the throttle body - good advice to call VW, they may help you out. Check parts4vws.com - you may be able to get one at a lot better price than $500.
#885 of 1529 Squeaks/Rattles in Golf
Feb 18, 2003 (3:31 pm)
I own an '01 Golf, GLS, 1.8T (4-Door). Does anyone's Golf produce a lot of squeaks and rattles from curious places? If so, how did you get rid of them? Will alloy wheels eliminate/reduce the problem