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#234 of 243 coil packs and other problems
Aug 01, 2003 (3:08 pm)
Don't even bother to have them repaired or replaced - Just file a Lemon Law suit, get your money back and say "GoodBye" to VW. The End.
#235 of 243 Lemon Law
Aug 02, 2003 (2:58 pm)
Unfortunately, you don't know what you're talking about. The coils can be replaced and will fix the car. This is not a Lemon Law applicable problem. I guess there are trolls everywhere on the internet.
Aug 02, 2003 (7:52 pm)
trolls, trolls are everywhere but they thrive on internet.
Aug 05, 2003 (2:24 pm)
Too bad, you don't know what YOU are talking about - I got my money back in FULL amount in two weeks after I filed for a Lemon Law suit.
Well, keep on driving your VW lemon, all I can say is GOOD LUCK
#238 of 243 My 2003 1.8T died!
Aug 08, 2003 (6:32 pm)
I was accelerating on the highway this afternoon and after 2k - 3k I heard a poppping noise and it started to stall at 3K. From then on, the car became very noisy with no power. However no engine lights lit.... I made an appointment with the dealer for next week... would this be coil related.... the only concern is no light coming on.
#239 of 243 My 2003 1.8T died!
Aug 09, 2003 (7:16 am)
(mpower338) Just a guess based on your explanation.... You did not mention that it is running rough in any way... just lost power.
Sounds to me more like the pipe from the turbo thru the intercooler to intake manifoild has poped off. This could sound like a firecracker going off under the hood when it pops off.
In any case, based on your lack of power, I would think this is turbocharger-related. You are feeling how that puny 1.8L engine feels without the turbocharger.
#240 of 243 Ignition Recall Letter
Aug 09, 2003 (9:14 am)
I received a letter notice that I should replace the coils. Well, I already did a few weeks ago (even though I had not had any problems up to then) when I brought my car in for a recall for the right rear fender liner. VW finally got enough coilsin stock to send a letter I guess. I have had no probelms with my 2001.5 Passat 1.8T with 20,000 miles. Oh yes, the person who says he got his money back through a Lemon Law statute. Why is he lingering on this site if he no longer has a VW? Ummmmmmm.
Aug 11, 2003 (9:35 am)
Why are you still going to the circus if you are no longer a child? Why are you still going to the movies if you are not the film maker? See the logic here! I thought this forum was a place where everyone was welcomed to share experiences and exchange ideas so you could grow and learn. Anyway, for those happy VW owners, I am happy for you; for those unhappy VW owners, do something about it. Believe me, as a former VW owner, I know there is a way out besides countless shop visits and waiting for the recall letters. Remember, knowledge is power - Read as much as you can. That means from ANYWHERE at ANYTIME - not only from VW designated site simply because you are just a VW owner. The End!
#242 of 243 Thanks! I am suspecting the Turbo is the problem
Aug 11, 2003 (10:10 am)
Thanks for your input. Just wanted to see if there are fellow VW owners who had my problem. I thought it would be Turbo Related too since it runs fine during idle, even up to red-line without shaking or rough idling. Now without the turbo, I am having trouble making up hills and accelerating on the Highway... probably only like 80 hp left Anyways, I loved my 1.8T Wagon until three days ago and the dealers I bought from was not very helpful when I took the car in as an emergency. I am still driving the car now since this is my only car. I hope it is not going to permanently hurt the engine before it is fixed.
#243 of 243 Knowledge IS Power
Aug 11, 2003 (7:24 pm)
I completely agree with you shuningliang and I appreciate your information and opinion. I am currently without my '01 Jetta 2.0, as it is in the shop having an ignition coil and an oxygen sensor replaced (both ended up being recalls). I found the problem out when my car wouldn't start and it needed to be towed to the dealer. My car only has 21,450 miles on it, has had the oil/filter replaced every 3,000 miles and has been to every maintenance check-up on time! This time would make it the third trip within 4 months for service. Way too many for me. My two year warranty had just also expired 8 days earlier. As I investigated others' problems through various web sites, I was able to find that many, and I mean many, others were experiencing the same exact problems and about around the same mileage. I was able to learn about other problems with the car thanks to others' reviews. I learned about the defective ABS and premature wear on break pads. I am in the process right now, as my car sits in the shop, trying to decide what kind of car I will buy to replace my Jetta. I need a car and the only cars I have owned and loved are Jettas. Unfortunately, I have to be smart and make an informed decision and buy a different vehicle because I cannot rely on my Jetta any more, nor do I trust Volkswagen at all, as I did before. I also am unfortunately not covered by the Lemon Law in my state anymore, but I will do what I can now to avoid any furthur heartache. And regardless of how much this situation sucks, I will always love Jettas and VW!