Last post on May 09, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#317 of 326 Re: Brakes Squealing [tjcigar]
Jul 06, 2011 (1:25 pm)
It took my 2007 Eos I've had for 6 months into the dealership today for this same problem. They did a thorough inspection and found no problems, and told me it was due to friction between the break pads and rotors that causes brake dust to accumulate. He asked if it only lasts for a short time when I drive the car in the morning, which I confirmed. He assured me it's not a problem, which I'm inclined to believe since my car is under warranty for 4 yrs / 30K more miles. Good luck.
#318 of 326 Re: Brakes Squealing [vwtx05]
Jul 07, 2011 (10:06 am)
Thanks! Good to know. Yes it does only occur when the car has been idle overnight and I start it up in the morning. One mechanic suggested that the car is cold and it won't happen at a warmer temp after driving around.
#319 of 326 Tire ware/engine oil
Jul 13, 2011 (9:30 pm)
My wife bought a new 2007 eos at 9000 miles we had to replace the stock tires (Pirelli's) $600. plus we were on the road again only to have to replace them at 28000 miles another $600 plus. At 32,000 a new set of piston rings because of masive oil consumption. Once again we are replacing tires at 39,000 miles, now just before anyone says its an alignment problem do'nt go there. Tires are worn perfectly even and the alignment has been check by the dealer its bang on. My wife drives like my 92 year old mother very very slow.
We have gotten no where with the dealer to solve the problem and it seems they are afraid to go to bat for us with VW. I would entertain buying a new one if they would give me a fair deal. there is no way at 39,000 miles we should be having these problems. I had a number of new cars makes and models and have never been through anything like this.
#320 of 326 Re: Tire ware/engine oil [dgermyn]
Jul 14, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Hmm, strange - maybe its the slow driving that's the cause . I have done over 95,000 Km with my 2007 EOS and have only replaced 2 tyres so far.
#321 of 326 Re: Tire ware/engine oil [dgermyn]
Jul 18, 2011 (7:35 am)
I am convinced now that there's something to the adage, don't buy the first couple of years of a new model ANYTHING. I've seen a lot of complaints on here re: 2007 Eos, I've also seen some ppl saying that they have no problems with theirs. It's risky. I have a 2008 and I have some of the minor quirky problems that people are talking about but thank God nothing major so far. I will be trading mine in a couple of years for a 2010 and hope to God most of these problems have been ironed out by VW. Otherwise, mechanically, it's a great driving machine and a good motor, just needs the smaller, technical things taken care of, i.e. rubber seals leaking water, tires squealing, etc. although I do understand that many of you have had major costly things wrong. I'd love to hear from ppl with newer models?????
#322 of 326 Purchase? 2007 VW EOS in Atlanta
Jul 24, 2011 (7:28 pm)
I am looking at a 2007 VW EOS which is in great condition with a good price to match. My concerns are are the colder temps. in Atlanta during the winter and the "rain leakage" issue. I have also been told that the turbo uses a great deal of oil. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
#323 of 326 2007 VW Eos 2.0T Purchase Inquiry
Aug 28, 2011 (1:42 pm)
Hello, I am trying to figure out if I should purchase this vehicle. I went into my local VW dealer and saw this Eos sitting in the lot and I absolutely loved it. I asked for a carfax report and the maintenance records and I found some interesting things. Upon further investigation from this website I found some of the same minor problems in this vehicle that was repairs they are as follows:
at about 5,000 the previous owner had a faulty window regulator replaced on the front passenger side
at about 20,000 miles the vehicle started to run rough but the vw mechanics didn't find anything wrong, but did find the low fuel pressure sensor was faulty and replaced it
also at about 21,000 they replaced the a/c pollen filter
at 23,000 there was an 03 recall??
at 27,000 completed an 05 Recall?? replaced sensor
at 30,000 battery had to be replaced
at 31,000 crankcase breather valve was replaced
at 31,500 replaced driverside window regulator and found noise rattling to be fuel line in door, part had to be ordered
at 35,000 roof started to leak from pillars had resealling work done
at 40,000 convertible top stopped working had to perform battery midtronics test found low voltage repaired also replaced spark plugs
at 43,000 squeal found in engine, found drive belt tensioner was replaced also replaced ignition coils
also it seemed that everytime the previous owner went to take it in for an oil change it was $100 is that typical? I'd love some answers on this before making a desicion to buy it. They want $20,000 for it.
#324 of 326 Re: 2007 VW Eos 2.0T Purchase Inquiry [magogo01]
Aug 30, 2011 (6:23 am)
I just purchased my 2008 Eos 6 mos ago. I have to be honest, from reading the list of repairs done, at least half of them were unnecessary according to my knowledge of Eos so far. Beyond the top not working, which I've heard a 100 x on this forum, and the battery being replaced, the deal was just taking advantage of previous owner. All of the other things are typical Eos issues that I've had to one degree or another. The car rides rough, engine does not sound smooth, no oil issues, if you start screwing around with the car, it just makes minor issues worse. my pillars leak but only in hard rain storms such as recent hurricane, this car needs to be babied, kept garaged in inclement weather, hand washed if possible, premium gas,etc. Do not let a mechanic take advantage of you if you decide to buy this. I have to say though, 20k is too much for a 2007. that's what I paid for a 2008, looks like any major issues have been repaired, I'd buy it if the body's good and he comes down on price.
#325 of 326 Re: Eos Battery [donny4]
Apr 16, 2012 (11:09 pm)
Has anyone else encountered this issue with a power drain when the doors are left unlocked? If so, what was the cause?
I've been encountering this problem since Jan 7 when the dealership replaced the batteries in my 2007 EOS VR6. They've had my car at the dealer for two weeks every month since that time and they have yet to deteremine where the draw is coming from!
Its painful to own a convertable at this time of year & not be able to use it!!!
#326 of 326 cell phone charger/mount
May 09, 2013 (1:14 pm)
I'm looking for a charger/mounting device for my Samsung Galaxy II that mounts directly into the outlet in the center console of my '07 Eos.