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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#124 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [eos_owner99]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:37 am)
I had my 2008 1 week- was parked on a slant at work and the same thing happened! Got stuck half up with oil squirting out the top. Had to have it flat-bedded to the dealership. I called up flipping out and they finally agreed to fix it-(back seat is stained from the oil) and give me a rental car for the week it took to fix it. Had no problems since with that, but so many little problems other than that I think I will go back to the audi next time.
#125 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuffalo]
Aug 20, 2009 (9:49 am)
Yes, this is an issue. My EOS 2008 LUX has had top issues and transmission issues. The lurch when you take your foot off the brake while in drive is a design defect. Mine has been repaired by putting new transmission in after discovering leak at 10,000 miles. VW paid all of it.
You should not be liable for a penny on the top. Covered by warranty. INSIST.
My top issue has been resolved by installing new guide wires.
#126 of 213 Lemon Law: Re: EOS
Aug 20, 2009 (9:53 am)
If car is less than 2 years old and has less than 24,000 miles on it the following applies:
Out of service for 30 days OR
Same repair done 3 times or more.
Consult a lawyer online under Lemon Law for your state.
Ask VW to buy back the car and make you whole for window tinting, licenses and any other stuff you added.
#127 of 213 Re: Eos is fun car but "jumpy" surges in stop & go traffic [bigbadbarney]
Aug 20, 2009 (9:58 am)
It's a design defect. Have dealer install new modified transmission. Problem goes away.
#128 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuffalo]
Sep 01, 2009 (9:50 am)
i also have a 2009 eos and although my actual top is not a problem(yet) i am having a terrible time with other things. the place where the actual top goes into the front window frame leaks like crazy. also when you put the top up the windows are all supposed to go up too except my back drivers side window always goes back down about 1/2 way and i usually don't notice it until i'm walking away from the car then have to go back inside and put it up. also i had a problem with some type of emmissions leak and the gas cap or gasket or something needs replaced. right now it's in the garage (has been for 8 days now) for them to replace some mechanism inside the back window that they say they have never had to do on an eos before so i'm hoping that does it. however, if it keeps leaking i'm going to go nuts. the last new car i bought was an impala and they needed to replace the subframe after only 10,000 miles and i'm afraid i'm in for the same thing with this car. i've only had it 2 months but unless the top is down, i'm not really loving it!
#129 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [ubflossn]
Sep 01, 2009 (10:09 am)
" unless the top is down, i'm not really loving it! "
I couldn't agree with you more!!
I have to take it to the dealship tonight to have them look at my windows and why they rattle so much. UGH.
I also wanted to let you know that my back window goes down half way as well, so you're not alone in that aspect!
#130 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuf
Sep 01, 2009 (2:57 pm)
I've been freaking out too. My Eos is a lease as well. I've had it for a year and a half, and in the last year the top has worked maybe 60% of the time. Mine freezes when it says the "boot lid swings out." And I guess I'm fortunate that at least it'll go back down so I don't have to get it towed. But the obnoxious thing is it seems like whenever I take it in because the top freezes, it works for them. So then they tell me there's nothing they can do because it works fine, which is so frustrating! I really don't know what to do because it seems ridiculous to pay what I'm paying for a convertible that doesn't always work. What are our options?
#131 of 213 Rear Window issues
Sep 09, 2009 (6:59 am)
I have a 3 month old 2009 EOS. Replying to several message here, my back windows also go up and then back down when the top is put back up. It is now in the shop for the third time. Of course, the windows behaves perfectly when I take it in for service making it difficult to diagnose the problem. Has anyone out there found a solution to this issue?
#132 of 213 insane to buy eos
Sep 16, 2009 (7:26 am)
on 5/5/09 purchased new eos at a hefty price as we all know - have had continual problems with leaking roof - 3 repairs later i still take a bath when running car through car wash - was told today not to run it through a car wash - i work 6 days a week and if i knew i had to hand wash this car would not have bought it!!!! also asked (cause I can't find it) where disclaimer is in owners manual that says car has to be handwashed only - no answer. also asked the dealership why they did not tell me and was told that i should know this because of the type of car. EXCUSE ME previously owned a Mercedes SLK230 which is same retractable top and NEVER had a problem. Now am stuck with a $31,000.00 piece of junk - anyone got any ideas for me?
#133 of 213 insane to buy eos
Sep 16, 2009 (10:34 am)
Stop everything you are doing and call VWUSA and COMPLAIN! I have had a few problems with my new eos, but I think they have all been taken care of. I placed that call to VWUSA and told them that for $31,000, I expected a quality car, and would not be satified until I got one. They could either fix my car or get me a new one. My car is now fixed, and I am totally enjoying driving it.
Hang in there!