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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#171 of 213 Re: Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen EOS [amyinbuf [pkanya]
Mar 09, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I have had my 2008 EOS Komfort for almost 2 years and have had continuous issues with my hardtop. It seems to work until it is supposed to disengage from the front windshield and then it freezes. It does go back down, but only works about 60% of the time. I have had it in the shop several times and even though they witnessed it they were able to get it to work and said there was nothing wrong with it. They pawned it off on a mercury switch and said it has to be flat to work. I have had it on super flat surfaces and it still doesn't work. I am taking it in again for the 4th time and going to try to demand a fix of something. Feeling at a total loss!!! I love this car, but am hating this issue.
#172 of 213 Major problems with the actual hard top of the Volkswagen
Mar 11, 2010 (7:57 am)
I really feel your pain here. I am sure there is a complete service record of your car with the dealer. If this were my car (I have a 2009 Eos) I would be demanding satisfaction from VW now!!! If you haven't complained to VWUSA, then make that call. I have found the dealer repprsentatives at VWUSA to be very responsive to these issues.
After a rocky start my baby is now working perfectly and I LOVE this car! Looking forward to another beautiful Spring in Virginia
#173 of 213 2008 Burning excessive oil
Mar 26, 2010 (9:43 am)
I have been experiencing excessive oil consumption on my 2008,2.0 Eos for over 40,000km's. I have now finished the "monitoring" stage at VW. Basically they tested my oil at 1,000km intervals (3 times), tested the oil hot, cold etc and analyzed the components of the oil. The dealership agrees it is using way too much oil. I need to top up between 2-4litres of oil between oil changes! These km's are being put on highway driving!! VW Canada says it is "within normal limits" as of yesterday. My dealership has now started the fight with VW Canada..won't be the first time. I have already had a new transmission put in. I have one year left on my lease and I will gladly say goodbye to the car that has caused me so much grief. I am officially done with VW. 4 cars-nothing but problems...
#174 of 213 Re: 2008 Burning excessive oil [canadianeos]
Mar 27, 2010 (9:44 am)
I am with you on that. I have a 2007 vw eos and had nothing but issues out of it. My biggest gripe is with the oil consumption. My Eos is using about 2-4 litres between changes as well. Of course, I have asked the dealership if they had mentioned that this is within normal limits before I bought it, I would have passed. I will never waist my money on any more VW autos. Thanks for your post.
#175 of 213 Steering problems with 2007 EOS
Apr 29, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Have recently replaced wheel bearing, both radiator fans and drivers side door lock switch at 47,000 miles. Purchased car with new engine replaced at 43,000 because of excessive oil use. Am trying to find prior records to see if DMG trans was serviced at 40,000 miles. Today dealer told me steering has some play requiring steering rack replacement for safety reasons. Getting free loaner but wondering if this car is going to be VERY expensive to maintain after warranty expires.
#177 of 213 2010 EOS...to purchase or not to purchase
May 10, 2010 (8:48 am)
I am debating on whether or not I want to purchase the 2010 Eos. I've read some reviews and I am a bit weary, not to mention I use to own a 2000 Jetta with lots of issues and had to trade it in after 2.5yrs. Does anyone have any insight on the 2009/2010 models? Are there still water leakage and oil consumption issues?
#178 of 213 2010 EOS...to purchase or not to purchase
May 10, 2010 (1:28 pm)
My 2009 Eos and I are coming up on are 1st anniversary. I have not burned the 1st drop of oil, nor have there been any leaks. I did have some issues with the door locks, rattle in the top and a quirky rear window that seemed to go up and down when it wanted to. All issues were fixed by my dealership within the 1st three months of ownerership.
Regarding water leaks, I have asked my dealer to include lubricating the seals on the top with my annual maintenance visit, and they agreed to do it at no charge to me. Personally, I think VW should include this item with the annual maintenance on the EOS.
I love my Eos and am extremely happy with my purchase. Please remember that this is not your ordinary convertible. It has a lot of electronic gears and switches, belts and pulleys. When you buy something this complicated, it goes without saying that you will be spending more time at the dealership.
If you are going to buy an Eos the best advice I can give you is:
1. Make sure your dealership that has a top notch mechanic. Mine, I am happy to say, has one of the top VW mechanics in the country.
2. Always, always use premium gas in it.
3. Read the owner's manual carefully particularly paying close attention to the care of the seals.
4. Go out and have some great rides!!! This car is a lot of fun to drive!!
#179 of 213 Re: 2010 EOS...to purchase or not to purchase [nyee]
May 10, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I own a 2007 model, 2.0T, 6 speed manual. The car has almost 40,000 and the only service required was a headlight adjustment. I agree the key to a dry interior is seal lubrication at least 2 times per year. That's all seals in the roof and window assemblies. We couldn't be happier with a car. Ours uses 1 quart every 10,000 at this point, although I check it pretty frequently. It is usually down about a half quart at 5-6000. Good luck on your decision. I realize this forum is full of very negative posts, but sometimes I think the very satisfied owners rarely speak up. I know of several other Eos owners in this small town and they've never heard of the Eos forum. They have had minor issues like top leaks and invariably give me a puzzled look when I inquire if they routinely lube the seals. This car is a hoot and unless things change drastically, it should be good for a few hundred thousand.
#180 of 213 ride comparison
May 15, 2010 (4:33 am)
Can anyone tell me how the ride quality of the Eos compares to a Passat or a Jetta?