Last post on Sep 21, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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Volkswagen Passat, Oil, Sedan, Wagon
#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.