Last post on Jun 10, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#235 of 241 Re: out of warranty [solalinde]
Dec 28, 2011 (12:31 pm)
The oily residue is the Kryox seal conditioner that VW tells you to use per your owners manual two times a year. This conditioner will make your roof seals swell up and get somewhat grease looking. When it rains it will smear on glass and is a PIA to get off. But it is what keeps the water out. I read on this thread about so many people having leaks and no mention of using this product. Fact of the matter most VW dealers like mine don't have a clue about this stuff but it is right in the manual including the VW part number for this stuff. Replacing roof seals may not always be nessesary when seal conditioner has not been used first.
Happy new year to all
#236 of 241 Re: out of warranty [david198]
Jan 23, 2012 (8:19 am)
That explains the fact that I have never had a leaking problem with the convertible top on my 2009 EOS Komfort (so far). Whether it is from it's my car-pool mates or people checking out my beautiful car, it also explains some greasy hand and finger prints that I see on my window every week. Hope you are enjoying your cars, y' all!
from (today) rainy Los Angeles
#237 of 241 Car shopping with daughter
Aug 22, 2012 (2:58 pm)
My daughter loved the look of the Eos VW so we looked at 2, one yesterday and 1 today interestingly both times when we opened the doors water came pouring out. One car was 2007 and one was 2008. We asked at both dealerships if they were aware of any issue in terms of the hard top convertible and both seperate dealers denied knowing anything. We could clearly see from the condensation on the windows and the stream of water coming out of the open doors that there is an issue. She callled VW to report and they told her that there is no recall on these vehicles, seems ridiculous to me.
#238 of 241 Re: Car shopping with daughter [suest390]
Aug 23, 2012 (12:39 am)
Water draining from door sill problely means roof drains are working correctly. Did you search for water in floor pans area? Some water leaks are due to owners failure to lubricate roof seals as per owners manual. I also have a 11 jetta that windows fog up after a good rain.
#239 of 241 Re: out of warranty [claymore1]
Nov 09, 2012 (8:25 am)
there is a fix for water leak gurnee vw said they wereu aware But Anderson in Crystal Lake said there is and our2009 doesn leak any more it is related to installing somekind of tube
Nov 09, 2012 (8:29 am)
there is also leakage in trunk when you open it that was fixed also
#241 of 241 Re: Follow up on here we go again [koolkat4]
Jun 10, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Did you ever find a solution for the chipping paint on the rear view mirrors?