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#42 of 241 Re: 2008 and the leaks [qbrozen]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:06 am)
EOS ......What I am frustrated with is that I want to pick a FANTASTIC convertible to purchase...and the EOS seems to be amazing . . . . convertible AND sunroof AND dual comfort zones & navigation ! Wow ! But.....I am worried now after reading everything...and what I wonder is ......how many Eos owners are having A HAPPY TIME ? Because of what you said about TOASTERS ...there could be 99.8% of Eos owners REALLY REALLY satisfied ! The happy customers might not come on this forum . .... so now I am worried (as someone else wrote) that I am getting more stressed than necessary . For example, I own a VW Cabrio at the moment and it DOES NOT LEAK. Yet, if you look up Cabrio on this forum, there ARE CABRIOS that leak ! I want to buy an EOS, they look GREAT ...but I'm nervous about it . . ... the Ford Mustang convertible, Seabring Convertible, Camry Convertible just are not as COOL looking as the EOS !
#43 of 241 Another VW EOS Forum
Nov 22, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Just joined. Own a 2007 EOS 2.0 Sport. No problems or leaks after 5 months and 3,500 miles..Just having fun. Here is a link to another EOS Forum. Check it out.
#44 of 241 Re: Another VW EOS Forum [rex100]
Nov 23, 2007 (10:03 am)
Hello rex 100 ! Thank you for writing & telling us that you do NOT have leaks....I feel better already knowing that there are some positive cases out there ! What options do you have in your Eos ? Colour ? (was GREY an option for interior colour? I don' t like the beige and I don't like the black)
#45 of 241 Re: Another VW EOS Forum [tricia125]
Nov 23, 2007 (10:48 am)
Hello Tricia125. Here are the specs on my EOS
2007 2.0t, 6 speed automatic, DSG, Candy White/Beige Leather heated seats, Sports Package, Dynaudio Sound with Ipod adapter, multifunction steering wheel, dual ac, 17' alloy wheels, wind deflector.
I did not order the EOS purchased it off the lot. There are 3 different VW dealers in my area so there was a good selection. However, I have only seen one other EOS on the road.
I have yet to see the first leak but list on other forums say they are there. The main thing is to keep the rubber seals lubed and do not go through one of those automatic car washes with the brushes. Will scratch the glass top.
My wife and I love the EOS. Not much trunk space but I did not buy it to haul things. Just a third vehicle to feel young in again. Boy is it fun to drive and I have not been sorry about the purchase.
I suggest that you check out the EOS Club members forum at www.vweosclub.com This forum mainly has members from Europe where the EOS has been available for two years now. You will find many photo's and good and bad info about the EOS.
When you look at the site, click on members and look under rex. I have several post there and some photo's of our car. Hope this helps.
#46 of 241 VW Eos 2.0, TSFI Leaking Roof, Lack of response from VW
Nov 25, 2007 (12:49 pm)
I have owned an Eos for a year. During that time it has been in and out of the suppliers workshops.
1) The roof and doors leak both sides of the car. When driving at motorway speeds in heavy rain water enters the cab, it is dangerous, distracting, uncomfortable and totally unacceptable. This problem also happens when taking the car through a car wash. (Note. The type recommended in the manual) Also if using the wind screen washers while driving at speed I have water ingress.
The roof and door seals were replaced recently, a 3 day job and I was assured the roof was watertight. When the car was returned and a simple hose pipe test at low pressure directed at the windscreen pillars resulted in water leaking into the cab.
I have written to V.W.AG Germany and V.W.UK, without a reply to my request to meet someone to discuss my concerns.
The dealer garage wish to try again, my worry is that they might sort out a temporary repair only for it re-appear at a later date.
Surely changing all seals should have sorted it out.
Other problems include roof failure, squeaking roof, water retention in both door wells, doors needing adjustment, seat belt audible warning signal not working.
If anyone has had similar problems I would be interested to know, or perhaps as I believe I was sold a rouge car.
Also any suggestions would be appreciated regarding trying to contact V.W. direct .
#47 of 241 Re: Roof Leaks?? [just4fun1]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:57 am)
I bought a VW Eos, silver with black interior in May. It has leaked at every rain. Of course they couldn't never find the problem. Well last week we had icy rain and my driver's door had icicles coming down from the area above the windows and it dripped down the bottom of the door and found it also along the seat gears on the floor. With heat off I drove the car to the VW dealer so they could now "SEE" the waterleak. They still have the car and they are going to replace the seal. My concern along with it still leaking, is that the car has a musty smell and the front windows fog up when the defrosters are on (from the moisture), and the car rugs have to be moldy from 8 months of rain coming in my car. The fantasy summer of cool driving and as many have said the car is certaining a head turner has turned into the winter from hell. I had a winter wonderland inside of the car.
Ali : :
Dec 06, 2007 (9:37 am)
Hi Ali ............just when I think I'm JUST ABOUT TO BUY an Eos...i read something like the LEAKS YOU HAVE...and I worry ! !! ! I feel soooooooo badly for you............
#49 of 241 Re: VW Eos 2.0, TSFI Leaking Roof, Lack of response from VW [monwales]
Dec 09, 2007 (2:18 pm)
i have owned an eos since last september and had nothing but trouble with water leaks.from day one water came in through the back window drivers side, took 6 months and 4 visits to get it sorted .kept getting fobbed off by my local dealer ( waiting for seals, waiting for equipment to fit it, then waiting for someone to get qualified to repair it ) only got it soterd after a phone call to vw head office in milton keynes who were quite helpfull .a month later water started pissing in down both front pillars, only got it sorted 3 weeks ago, now today i found water coming in at the rear of the roof drivers side,back seat is wet through.
losing my patience now ,calling head office tommorrow .
so in conclusion i have had all roof seals changed within 12 months and still no joy.
hope you have better luck
Dec 15, 2007 (8:48 am)
bought new in november. Had it in the shop twice for leaking at front pillars and problem with trunk latch.
1st visit they basicly blew it off. Sid they made a adjustments but did not do any paper work.
2nd visit, and I left it with them. They applied the magic lubricant #G-052-172-A1 to the seals and made more adjustment to the trunk. Said the seals were invoulded in recall or service bullitin.
No help. Problem is unchanged. I am very concerned with the leaking. Driving in the rain causes a constant drippping. Hard rain at speed is big problem.
#51 of 241 Window slide down while opening the door !
Dec 15, 2007 (1:01 pm)
This may be a simple question but I was little worried about my 2008 Eos. window function.
When we remove the keys from ignition the windows slide down a bit and then we open door - this doesnt damage the seal. My question was, if only the passenger wants to get down, how can he/she open the door without shutting down the car and damaging the seal? Each time passenger gets down while the car is running, I think damages the seal !!!
Any comments ?