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#480 of 489 Re: VW Passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [neveragainvw3]
Jul 09, 2012 (10:48 am)
Yes, the new (used) cylinder head and oil pump fixed the oil pressure problem. Of course, we are wondering when it will happen again since there has been no real explanation on what caused the problem. Well, there has been one offered -- that the failure of the intake camshaft and high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP) caused initial damage, and the resulting metal shavings caused other problems in engine... Of course, VW denies the two could ever be related, even though the major problems happened just after the camshaft/HPFP broke.
VW should be embarrassed they made such a poor quality car. Never again is right!
#481 of 489 Re: VW Passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [jeem8]
Jul 25, 2012 (7:02 pm)
I too have had low oil problems and was told it was normal for a 6 year old vehicle, so I have been carrying a bottle of oil in my trunk with me everywhere I go. Just today they told me I need a new transmission for $4200! I have about 95,000 miles on it and have also kept all of my service records and never missed 5,000 mile oil change. I am very unhappy with my VW experience and will not purchase again, even though today they offered me a $1500 incentive to buy a new one!? Are they joking?? That won't even begin to cover the 2nd year of expenses!!!!
#482 of 489 Re: VW Passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [barbiesworld]
Jul 26, 2012 (9:46 am)
barbies: Find yourself a good independent shop that can locate a decent used tranny for your rig...save half of that quoted cost. Then sell that Passat and check into a used BMW, Volvo, Infiniti, or Acura. Or if you want a dependable but boring car, maybe a Toyota. I have a 2002 Passat...it keeps running, but I just gave up on trying to cure the endless electronic and other nickel-dime crap that drives me up the wall. vwdawg
#483 of 489 VAG COM code...disable "auto lock" feature?
Jul 26, 2012 (9:57 am)
Hello All: This is actually for my 2006 Golf. I have never like VW's "auto lock" feature which locks all the doors as soon as the car reaches about 10 MPH. I have access to a VAG COM, but can't figure out the procedure which disables the auto lock. Local dealer says "Oh, sure, we can do it...just fork over $100 and we'll take care of it". When I asked the service guy if I could get the code, he suddenly claimed ignorance..."I don't know, that's the tech's domain". OK V-dub...I've owned seven V-dubs and Audi's...is that the best you can do for a longtime loyal customer (soon to be ex-customer)? Feedback anybody? Thanks! vwdawg
#484 of 489 Re: Class-Action Suit-Oil Chg/Breach of Warranty/2007 Passat [apg5168]
Jan 04, 2013 (5:19 pm)
I also have a 2007 VW Passat with major oil consumption issues. I purchased the car in September of 2010. It was VW certified and although the mileage was high 71,000 they assured me it was certified and that if anything were to go wrong I would be fully covered. The day I purchased the car the check engine light came on and I immediately brought the car back to the VW dealer. They assured me it was just a sensor and re-set it, which is what they obviously did before selling the car to me. 3 weeks later the oil pressure to low SHUT ENGINE OFF light came on. Again, I brought the car in and they said it was not a problem that VWs burn oil and that it was normal. They put 3 quarts of oil in and said the issue was resolved. Topping oil off is not fixing an oil burning problem, they should have realized then 3 weeks after I purchased the car that something was wrong, I knew it then and kept bringing the car in. SO many things were going wrong with the car the first few months but every time I would bring it in they would tell me that the car was FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED... For over a year I have been putting 4-5 quarts of synthetic oil in the car every week yes- EVERY WEEK .. I have stopped going to VW because they act like i am crazy and that nothing is wrong. Last month the engine went in the car due to the oil consumption problem and I have 11,300 left on the loan of the car. I am no longer in warranty and VW says that because the mileage is high they cannot help me.. even though I have documents proving that I kept bringing the car in as stated above. I feel that the dealer or VW should have to provide me with a new engine because within the first 30 days of purchasing the car ( and within lemon law limits) and throughout the time of warranty the issue continued to go unfixed, now I am out of warranty and they cannot help me, but if they helped me while I was still under warranty I would not be without my car right now... Is their some class action suit I can join or some other recourse I can take???
#485 of 489 Re: Class-Action Suit-Oil Chg/Breach of Warranty/2007 Passat [antonia096]
Jan 06, 2013 (5:16 am)
I would not waste my time trying to join or get involved with class action suites. They do not pay for your car problems, return a few dollars at best spread about, and are mainly a true waste of time.
Have you taken your car to another VW dealer yet? If not, I would do that!!!
There are variances in the quality of service personnel and how service depts. are run at different dealers (applies to any make of vehicle). Sounds as if the dealer you have been going to is just a total loss in regards to service. You have a major problem obviously if you are using as much oil per week as you claim. I would not be driving the car but have it in a reputable shop somewhere for a thorough eval of what is wrong. Even a recommended and/or qualified independent shop can diagnose your carís problems.
As far as getting VW to pay for any repairs, another ballgame. You will have to pay out of pocket first. Then have to prove (with the help of a competent mechanic) that the problem(s) existed before you bought the vehicle. Very hard to do usually. You will have to hound and contact VW corporate consistently (but in a courteous manner at all times) in order to have a chance. Remember, that being polite in all your dealings will get you far more than yelling, screaming, and bitching. They are all use to that and will tune you out immediately.
I am wishing you the best of luck and hope you get your carís problems resolved at least. Keep us updated.
#486 of 489 Re: Class-Action Suit-Oil Chg/Breach of Warranty/2007 Passat [antonia096]
Jan 07, 2013 (10:24 am)
Check with your state's commerce department, too. There may be a "lemon law" in effect that may help you, although most of those laws are meant for new vehicle purchases. You also should file a claim directly with VW America corporate...they occasionally will pay up, as they actually DID for me when my cat converter failed due to their crappy "coil on plug" coils that failed and caused unburned fuel to contaminate the converter on my '02 Passat 1.8T. I am also happy to report that I sold my 2006 Golf yesterday. Basically a good car, but a number of the usual electrical and other annoying problems along the way that tried my patience to the point where I am saying sayonara to the VW brand, possibly forever (although in a fit of insanity, I did pick up a mint 2003 A6 Avant in AZ last year, and it has been a good vehicle...of course, airbag light and CEL go on and off intermittently!). After mixed results on 6 or 7 V-dubs and Audi's over the last ten years, I'm sticking with Volvo (have had three great S-60s over the last five years), and maybe try a Beemer next time I buy a used rig). Good luck to ya! VW Dawg
#487 of 489 Re: volkswagen passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [lserve]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:49 am)
Is anybody aware of a class action suit against Volkswagen with regards to the 2.0T engine problems ?? I purchased a 2007 Passat wagon in August 2007 ,have had oil consumption and misfiring problems for a few years now. Have taken the car to two different VW dealers and other VW specialists in my area . They all say the same thing ,that it's normal for the 2.0T to burn oil and to make sure that you always have a spare litre or two in the trunk. Sometimes on take off or going up a steep grade a huge puff of blue smoke would come out the tailpipe and it would misfire like crazy. At around 100000kms the dealer said that I need a ring job$3800. Took it to this garage that has been in business for years , servicing only VW's . They said it was the turbo charger , they installed a new one , worked better for about a week and a half. Anyway this is a long story , My engine died this past July with 165000 kms on it , VW installed a used 2.0T from a wreck with 79000kms on it $5800 later , I drove away , working good ,how ever it was burning oil . A month and a half later , without any warning , the same thing happened ,car started vibrating and the engine was clunking , towed to the VW dealer , no compression , goodbye engine #2 with less than 80000kms on it. Called VW of Canada , wouldn't help , wouldn't acknowledge that the car was a lemon from day 1. In my 40 some years of driving , this was the worst lemon ever and no assistance from the VW people . Will never buy a VW again . The car itself is in mint condition , just can't drive it . What a waste of money .
#488 of 489 Re: volkswagen passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [hamptonpassat]
Sep 16, 2013 (7:12 pm)
Your situation sounds bad. I don't know of any class actions regarding the car. No question there was some type of manufacturing or engineering problem with the engine. In my case VW covered rings at 50k under warranty which helped. Now at 120k miles the oil consumption has again worsened to about 750 miles/qrt. Only defense is to check it regularly.
#489 of 489 Re: volkswagen(LEMON) passat 2.0 T low oil pressure/engine failure [lserve]
Sep 21, 2013 (6:47 pm)
Well I have tried every thing to get help from Vokswagen dealers , Volkswagen Canada, Volkswagen USA , the VW dealer that I purchased my Passat 2.0T from and nobody is willing to do anything about the faulty 2.0T engine , they will not take ownership of their problem . I spent $9500 on my 2007 Passat on repairs to my 2.0T engine over the past 18 months and now the engine is dead after 102000 miles . VW USA will not even respond to me .I tried VW in Germany , they won't respond to me . It has to be the biggest lemon any car manufacturer has ever made , yet VW will not admit their mistake . Well this is my last VW and I will do my best to make sure that anybody that I know will never own one either . What a nightmare this has been.