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#138 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuffalo]
Nov 17, 2009 (2:07 pm)
Starting to have similar problems with my 2008.
This started with an "accident in the trunk". Transporting toilet bowl cleaner (and groceries) home, and some of the tbc spilled. I cleaned it up as best I could the next day, but the leftover vapors corroded every hinge, cable, lever, etc inside the trunk (where all the conv-top mechanism lives). One day a few weeks later, the top went half way down and stopped. VW dealer assessed the damage and gave me an estimate of "$15,000 plus" . . . fortunately, State Farm covered this under my comprehensive policy. Four weeks later, I got the car back.
Four weeks after that, the top failed to work: "Convertible Top Fault: Workshop" appears in the message center. Dealer has had it four days now.
moral to the story: don't spill any chemicals in the trunk!
#139 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [sunlover]
Nov 18, 2009 (6:04 am)
What a story! The issues with my top were sucessfully resolved. I had a nasty rattle coming from the top. The bolts in the top assembly just needed tightening. It sounds like your issue here is with the toilet bowl cleaner, not the Eos. Vapors that are that corrosive will eat through anything. Let us know what product did the damage so we can all stay away from it. Did you think you might have a law suit against the manufacturer of the toilet bowl cleaner? If the stuff leaked in your trunk, then the packaging must have been faulty. Something that nasty should be packaged accordingly, don't you think?
Anyway, I will be extra careful not to put anything in my Eos that can cause that kind of damage. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
#140 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [nanreyn]
Nov 18, 2009 (7:32 am)
The TBC had an in-trunk collision with a watermelon.
But they replaced every blessed cable, hinge, screw, pulley, pump, piston and lever in the mechanism, including the entire top ($6,000 alone). Now there are continuing problems because the dealer doesn't seem to be able to set it up exactly like the factory did.
Currently, it's spending its fourth day in the shop, and they can get the top down, but not far enough so that the trunk lid closes. Only 8,000 miles on the car.
#141 of 213 crazy windows and door lock mechanisms
Nov 20, 2009 (4:33 pm)
Windows go partially up and down, I can hear the door locks chattering in both doors. It's happening so much it's like driving in a clown car or as someone else mentioned - a posessed one. Front windows also roll up in an outward manner and then you can't shut the door or lock the car because it can't close that last gap.Had it to the dealer twice now - the first time they "adjusted" the windows; this time they "can't replicate the problem". My little EOS is sitting at the dealership until they can do so. I can't keep driving back and forth in rush hours to drop it off and pick it up.
Has anyone had this problem or found the solution? I think it's all computer related.
#142 of 213 Re: crazy windows and door lock mechanisms [gdhowell]
Nov 23, 2009 (6:23 am)
Follow up on the top problem: after six days, finally got my car back. The problem that was so perplexing was due to an "assembly error" during the replacement of the top (from the chemical spill).
The sensors located in the A-pillar (that sense if the forward corners of the top are in-place) were installed upside down. This caused a "sometimes works, sometimes doesn't" syndrome.
My career in the design of commercial lighting equipment tells me that someone didn't think enough about this possibility. The rule is, if you can't design some physical "trick" into the part (so that it can't go in backwards, or upside-down) then you stamp "top" or "left" onto the part. I guess they don't teach this in engineering schools anymore.
#143 of 213 Re: You Have to be Insane to Buy an Eos [eos_owner99]
Dec 05, 2009 (9:56 am)
I own a 2008 EOS have been fighting with volks in regards to my oil consumption,I also doing the cunsumption test , what a joke because in the end they will tell me a litre of oil per 2000 km is acceptable sorry not acceptable to me, Going to take it to the media (trouble shooters) I have a friend who also owns a 2008 eos hers does not use oil how does that work if its normal shouldnt they all use oil. I also found out it was using oil when my light went on 2 litres it was down, that is so hard on a new motor,we need to get together and fight this is rediculous we bought new cars and when the engine goes then what.
#144 of 213 Re: Safety Issue [superdogsteve]
Dec 13, 2009 (12:31 pm)
I AGREE. I have to say I just got my car recently and I haven't had enough time to really experience "problems." But so far I love this car. I think it drives smooth, and in my opinion Volkswagen is a trust worth company that makes reliable cars. Sometimes I think it does take a little time to pick up speed, but once it gets going, it does go..
I mean for the price, I think what it offers is a good deal.
#145 of 213 Re: You Have to be Insane to Buy an Eos [smawley]
Dec 14, 2009 (6:36 am)
You should have a compression test done on your EOS (you neglected to state whether yours is the 4-banger or the V6). Once in a great while, the manufacturer forgets to install one of the rings on a piston. Saw this happen on a Corvette V8 back in the 1960's . . . small chance, but a compression test would tell you very quickly if the oil is disappearing up the cylinder wall.
FYI: my opinion . . . two litres down on the oil would be worse for the 2.0T (turbo's are much more sensitive to ANYTHING wrong with the oil).
#146 of 213 Re: Safety Issue [stacysofresh]
Dec 14, 2009 (6:38 am)
I have had my 2009 for 6 months now. We got off to a rocky start with some lose bolts in the top, a couple of crimpled wires, and a rear window that seemed to have a mind of its own! All my issues were sucessfully resolved and my EOS has been living up to its promise. This car is just so much fun for the price! There are unfortunately quality control issues with these cars when they come off the assembly line. This is something VW really needs to address. The good news in my case is that my dealership has one of the highest rated VW mechanics in the country. He stays with an issue until he gets it resolved. Anyway, I am loving this car, and as of today, am pleased with the decision to purchase it.
#147 of 213 Reliable north of Boston area VW dealer?
Dec 16, 2009 (3:04 pm)
Seriously considering buying a new Eos but concerned about quality issues. I want to buy from a dealer who will stand behind the product and provide quality service. Will anyone provide a recommendation?