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#316 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [gosigit]
Oct 02, 2008 (12:50 pm)
The conclusion to the ongoing oil consumption saga...so after the dealership screwed up the oil consumption test (didn't measure oil put in correctly), I had had enough. Wrote a letter to the dealership owner and demanded that something be done. Told owner that I did not want another VW, but was told I would end up with far less by not staying with brand. After a few days of negotiations, dealership owner agreed to allow me to trade car (2006) in at well over trade-in value and purchase 2009 at a tremendous savings (more than fair since VW was not willing to do anything but waste my time). Lesson to all...don't sit back and concede to ridiculous oil consumption test(s) and demand that issue is resolved by obtaining new/different vehicle! Do not settle for any repairs as oil damage to engine, exhaust system, etc. is unknown! Make VW/dealership accept responsibility for the problem. A happy ending (so far)...
#317 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [gregluiz]
Oct 02, 2008 (12:54 pm)
So...what did you get to replace it?
#318 of 486 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption
Jan 02, 2009 (2:17 pm)
This is scary. I believe I'm in the same boat w/ my 06 2.0T. Bought pre-owned at 16K miles. Don't know what the initial treatment was obviously but have been alarmed at the amount of oil I've needed to add and have an oil consumption test in progress w/ 1K miles driven and measurement to follow.
Can you share any add'l info on your resolution in terms of amounts above trade in value and the new purchase discount? I'm looking for some sort of precedent as it sounds like a class problem w/ the vehicle.
Has anyone seen a proper fix or is this believed to be systemic?
#319 of 486 Abnormally loud ticking coming from under the hood?
Jan 04, 2009 (6:08 pm)
I've read through many of the discussions on this board but not all of them, so if I ask a questions that has just been discussed, sorry.
I just bought a 06 VW passat from the dealer. 32k mikes. 2.0T. I noticed an abnormally loud ticking coming from the engine. I noticed it at the dealership but the service dept stated they couldn't find anything wrong. It doesn't start untill the car is driven down the road a ways then you can hear it from inside the car. Almost sounds like clogged fuel injectors?
Secondly, I have always done my own maintanance to all my vehicles, will I be able to continue with this 06 passat?
#320 of 486 Passat Oil Consumption
Jan 04, 2009 (9:32 pm)
I have a 2001 Passat SW, 1.8T. I change the oil every 5000 miles and I don't check the oil level between these changes. Last time, I run 6000 miles and was about to go the service but the oil pressure light came on before. Rapidly, I added a 1 lt of oil and run few miles. The oil pressure light came on again, rapidly I lost the power and got the car towed to the service. They changed the oil pump ($800). Now, the car is running ok but there is a funny sound coming from the engine, like a whistle, when the RPM increases during the acceleration. In addition to that, the oil consumption has considerably increased. I can observe the decreasing level with the oil dipstick almost every week.
Any thoughts? Is the sound serious problem? or did I burn the engine?
All the best,
#321 of 486 How much oil is left when the dip stick is dry??
Jan 26, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Some two weeks ago I had my 2008 Passat Wagon in for the 10k service. I took the car home (about 13 miles), parked it in my drive way and left for an overseas business trip.
This Sunday after my return, I took the car and after about some 12 miles of driving the Low Oil pressure warning light came on and I immediately stopped car and engine. When checking the oil stand, I found that the dip stick was totally dry. The car was towed and upon coming home, I found a huge oil puddle in the drive way where the car was parked for some 10 days. We had a bit of talk with the dealer today and asked what could have happened to the engine with too low oil.
We were assured that even the dip stick showed any sign of oil, at least three quarts were left in the engine, enough to provide even emergency lubrication.
Is this true?? Are there three quarts of oil left below the dip stick?? I am not sure how much oil leaked in my drive, some seems to be leaked into the ground, right off the asphalt. The leaking came form a supposedly faulty O-ring on the oil filter.
Any help would be appreciated.
#322 of 486 contact VoA
Jan 26, 2009 (7:21 pm)
and ask them about their stand. Will possible future engine failure be covered by the warranty?
Ask dealer to buy you extended warranty.
It is definately not good.
#323 of 486 Re: How much oil is left when the dip stick is dry?? [rudyv]
Jan 26, 2009 (11:14 pm)
Hi: According to what I did hear from the dealer and find on forums, the generation of my passat has a design flaw involving the oil pump and the turbo. The problem follows the same pattern for almost every case, (1) the oil pressure light comes on although there is enough oil. Next, (2) they change the oil pump (would cost ~$800). Next, (3) the oil consumption increases and the turbo or some other related pieces blasts and (4) the car blows some white smoke consuming the whole oil. The latter is a sudden incident. The solution is to change the turbo and other pieces. Well, I am not going to repeat all of the technical details here, you can check forums. The dealership covers this problem within the warranty if you can provide service logs that states that you changed the oil every 5000 miles with the appropriate type (5W 40 something like that). Otherwise, they don;t cover this. To fix the turbo etc. costs a fortune. A lot of people launched a law suit against VW etc. The strange thing with your car is that yours is a brand new one. Please contact me in private if you need more information about my case...
Feb 08, 2009 (4:08 pm)
The Passat is such a nice car to drive. What a shame there are so many problems. The same problems seem to go on year after year. I wonder why German engineers cannot find solutions? I would love to buy another one but just can't take the chance. They must be losing many sales because of poor reliability. I am looking at the new Toyota Venza.
#325 of 486 Did I get taken by the dealer?
Feb 11, 2009 (12:31 pm)
I took my 2002 Passat Wagon in to dealer for work to be done on a recall. While there I asked them to change the oil. They came out to get me in the waiting area and showed me the drain pan nut that they state had been stripped by the person who did the previous oil change. Their only option for a fix was to change the entire drain pan for $800.00. When I went back to the previous person they told me that VW could have offered other fixes to the problem like re-threading and that VW most likely took the nut out with the drain pan cold and stripped it themselves. Any thoughts on this?