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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#114 of 212 Re: You Have to be Insane to Buy an Eos [superdogsteve]
Jul 01, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Just joined edmunds today to research oil consumption issue. Have a 2008 EOS (2.0 litre Turbo) and cannot go between standard maintenance intervals without running low of oil. Have started VW's 'oil consumption monitoring plan' which sounds like bull to me however want to follow the rules so when I ask for a new one they can't say I didn't oblige them. I have 2 issues, (1) I'm concerned about engine damage because I've run low on oil twice now (although I did take it in to VW as soon as the low oil light came on) and (2) it looks like an engineering problem with this type of engine which cannot be fixed. Documenting everything and will be writing to VW shortly. Any recommendations from others who have dealt with VW previously? I am not getting much help from the local dealer...they say they get their direction from Germany.
#115 of 212 Re: You Have to be Insane to Buy an Eos [eos_owner99]
Jul 02, 2009 (5:11 am)
I read online that if you can get them to rebuilt the motor the oil consumption stops. You are doing the right thing with the oil consumption study. Good Luck!
The EOS is such a fun car, the 2.0T is such a disappointment.
#116 of 212 Re: Excessive Oil Consumption [VWEosMystery]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:47 pm)
YES - we have the same problem and same crap line from VW on the 600 mile "rule " which is bull sh_ _! In addition to this problem it leaks water very badly and grows mold and effects my wifes lungs its aweful! They have replaced all the carpet and its been in 3 times for themold and water problem but still not fixed. I have contacted my attorney as I am going to try and turn it in under the lemon law! Never again will we buy a VW because they know of these problems and will not step up and address the problem head on!
RUN RUN RUN as fast as you can away from this car its a nightmare!
#117 of 212 Re: thinking of buy a volkswagon EOS lux [sue55]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:54 pm)
OMG stay away from the EOS! Its a nightmare! engine problems, burns oil like its going out of style and leaks water very badly! This is a problem with all of them, its all over the internet! STAY AWAY! My buddy nought the Volvo c70 for his wife and had major transmission issues at 25,000 miles then it was one thing after another so he got rid of it! Sorry for all the bad news but I had to tell you. I'd go look and find a Toyota of some kind you cannot go wrong, they run for ever with no maintenance issues. we bought 6 tundras for company they have between 120,000 and 200,000 none of them have had any issues at all! FYI----
#118 of 212 Re: Love my Eos! [eoslover]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:59 pm)
My wife loved hers at first also but its been a nightmare! leaks water real bad in trunk and smells like mold all the time. Burns a ton of oil which is a major problem with all of them its all over the internet! watch the oil closely the light will not come on! Just want you to be aware!! My wife loves driving the car but these problems over shadow the joy!
#119 of 212 Re: Love my Eos! [jws6]
Jul 10, 2009 (8:23 am)
I think people need to start reporting this to the NTHSA. They have a website that you can post complaints.
It is worth a shot, if they get enough complaints maybe they will be forced to do something.
#120 of 212 Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS
Jul 29, 2009 (8:59 am)
Has anyone had any issues with the Volkswagen EOS top itself? My top stopped working mid-air and wouldn't close or open! I had to call a flatbed truck via VW roadside assistance to have it taken to the Dealership. 2 weeks later, I had the car back for only 30 hours and it happened AGAIN!
I have googled stuff up and down on issues with the actual hard top, but I can't find anything! The Dealership themselves have never seen this issue before either.
I am petrified to drive the car anywhere thinking that the top will not close or open for me and I've only had the car for THREE MONTHS! It's a 2009.
Has anyone esle had similar experiences?
#121 of 212 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuffalo]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Ours is a 2008, had it almost 2 years, no roof operational issues yet (knock on wood). In reading the manual, the only rule we try to follow is opening and closing it on level (or close to it) ground.
#122 of 212 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuffalo]
Aug 02, 2009 (12:29 pm)
i feel your pain Amy. in fact, when i got my EOS, i leased it, figuring that roof etc issues would ultimately not be my problem.
yours is the first i've heard, but i'm not at all surprised. if you financed your purchase or lease thru VW, make sure the finance arm knows of your misery. VW credited my lease a month's worth of payments for the 30+ days my EOS was down with transmission issues.
#123 of 212 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [eosinseattle]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:06 am)
Thanks for the reply... you are the only one who has replied so far. I cannot find anyone in the whole world who has had this issue! Now VW is telling me that they need to put a BRAND new top on the car! IT'S 3 MONTHS OLD! And (this is the best part) they are telling me that because it's such a big job that I MAY BE responsible for the costs! I DON'T THINK SO! The top is $8,000! and the labor costs will probably be $2,500 - $3,000! I am so upset about all of this. I couldn't sleep all weekend.