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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#2 of 240 Roof Leaks??
Oct 28, 2006 (10:29 am)
I have a Candy White on Beige, sport leather, 2.0T and Tiptronic auto on order for late April 07 delivery for an anniversary gift for my wife.
This will be our first VW.
Just wondering if anyone who has owned one for a while has experienced any water leaks on the roof seals or around the windows when it rains or in the car wash??
#3 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [flheat]
Nov 10, 2006 (5:47 pm)
Going on 3 months and 3 trips to the dealer service dept - this car leaks! It's rained only twice since Aug in San Jose and the day it leaked at the A pillar on the drivers side. A this trip to the dealer I also reported drops near the back windows. They fixed the leaking at the A pillar, but I've been back for the 3rd time to fix the leaking in the back. During the rain (and hand washing very gently) water drops from the roof into the car and onto the sides near the back windows. I've been told each time that according to Volkswagen "a few drops of water under normal conditions are acceptable". I'm completely outraged by this and have filed a formal complaint. I've spoken to several people at VW USA but can't seem to get them to resolve this quick enough. It's been 7 days now in service.
#4 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [eoslover]
Nov 10, 2006 (7:18 pm)
Geez....take a Midol, keep things in perspective. This is something that does not affect the driveability of the car. Wait until you next service appointment to consolidate your issues and otherwise enjoy all the positive features to the car. If drops can make you "outraged" I think someone needs some anger management.
#5 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [flheat]
Nov 11, 2006 (8:26 am)
I think it's perfectly reasonable for eoslover to blow off some steam. It's a disappointment that the car is not perfect yet. This forum should reflect the good AND the bad. It's terribly inconvienent and frustrating to have a NEW car in the shop for the same thing over and over. Given the same circumstances, we all might react a little more vehemently than another who is not having that problem thinks we should. I do hope the problems are resolved soon and yes, you will do your blood pressure good by trying to focus on the positive. I support you and hope you have a good out-come.
#6 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [ladyofthelake]
Nov 11, 2006 (5:05 pm)
I just don't like the forum to turn into a bitch session over trivial issues (if his transmission went out and then his brakes failed, I could see this level of outrage). Use the forum for information. The VWVortex.com is a good place as well to research problems others are having. This way you are not alone. Things are going to happen, but if you go to the dealer with documentation and knowledge, things will get resolved. The fact that the top does not spray water in my face is an engineering marvel. This is my 4th convertible and all of them have leaked at one point or another--it's a potential pitfall of all convertibles, but none that were more than a brief dribble.
#7 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! 
Nov 11, 2006 (6:12 pm)
You know what? Telling someone who is concerned about their problem to "take a midol" and "get anger management" doesn't at all sound like someone who doesn't want the forum to turn into a "bitch session". It sounds like someone who is trivializing the problems of another forum member because you feel you have the right to decide what is relevant to others. This person IS having an EOS related problem. They did not say they dumped on the car dealer. They're just upset. This is their "NEW EOS OWNER"S REPORT", and they have a right to report it without personal attacks.
#8 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [eoslover]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:50 pm)
Could you please let me know what your dealer did to fix the A pillar leak on your car. I had the same problem (very annoying, like a leaky sink in your car) and it is in the shop right now. It is a waiting game, because they have to get VW here to fix it. I have seen a few nightmare stories on the VW Vortex site, and glad to hear that your problem was fixed and would like to hear more. Thanks.
#9 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [malone32]
Nov 27, 2006 (4:02 pm)
They supposedly installed some *missing* fixtures inside the A pillar. It seemed to fix the problem until this past week. I just reported leaking of a white residue from the same spot. The service manager says they used a sealant inside and will take another look at it this week when I leave the car again for installation of new seals (left and right "M" seals) for the back window. These seals are to fix the leaking at the back of the roof during the rain as I previously reported.
#10 of 240 Re: Love my Eos! [eoslover]
Nov 29, 2006 (2:58 pm)
*Sigh* Thanks for the response. My care has been at the dealer for three weeks. I know that they are installing new seals on mine, but I keep hearing that this seems to be a problem that is not easily fixed. Thanks for the response.