Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Passat, Coupe, Sedan
#354 of 363 Re: Stuttering [akeyes21]
Sep 26, 2013 (11:13 am)
How many miles do you have?
I thought the powertrain warranty was 5/60?
Are you taking it to the track or anything? $9K would bust a blood vessel in my head...
#355 of 363 Re: Stuttering [akeyes21]
Sep 26, 2013 (12:57 pm)
The 2009 CC was my 3rd VW In a row,of my ongoing love affair with VW over the years. However. . . The 2009 CC is the cause of our relationship's demise, and we are now and forever DIVORCED!! I have NO IDEA what's happening in The Fatherland,but Germany needs to figure it out or FOLD!!
Fortunately I drove the crap out of my car the first 30 Days of ownership, and the stuttering and de-acceleration occurred 3 times in the first 30 days,and I was freed and compensated VERY well via California Lemon Law Attorney! If the Lemon Law doesn't apply. . . .SOMEONE needs to launch a class action law suit! This is UNACCEPTABLE!!
After the love affair ended. . . I decided to venture out and try something new! Lo and behold!. . .I fell in Love with the 2013 Ford Edge! -- A brand I have ALWAYS hated!! The only reason I decided on a crossover is because for what they were asking for a fully loaded car. . . I might as well try out an SUV, give American a chance, and SO glad I did!! America is doing the DAYUM thing NOWWW and doing it well!! But OOOOO. . . That Tesla!! Lol!! Good luck!! SUUUUUE!!!
#356 of 363 I don't understand all the probs
Nov 08, 2013 (9:08 am)
I have had my 09 CC Luxe now for 3 years. I just don't understand all the problems people are having. I did have the Check engine thing where I had to have the intake manifold replaced under warranty. Since then I have had no problems to mention. The APC thing, but that went away and never returned. I drive it every day. Use Premium gas, and change the oil at a local Oil Can Henry's. Maybe it's because I don't take it to VW for service. If I can do it myself I do. If it's a cabin filter change I buy the filter and do it myself. Tires??? I bought Eagle GT's and did not have to do an alignment. It tracks true and runs like a champ. Better than the factory tires. MUUUUCh better. My Dad liked it so much he traded in his Mercedes for a 2013 CC Sport. As in all cases there are good cars that sometimes have problems. And, of course there are sometimes the occasional lemons. I am sure that if you were to log on to ANY forum here for ANY make/model car you would have praises and problems, and people who swear they will buy nothing but that make, as well as people who swear that they will NEVER AGAIN buy a VW/Mercedes/ Ford/Toyota/Chevy/Hyundai etc... you get my drift. I find that most of the people who post are the ones with problems and want to spread their misery. Fine. That's what these are for. But more so they are for people to share experiences with others. I would go more by the Customer satisfaction indexes by Consumer Reports or JD power etc. As an example I had a 93 BMW 318I I bought new. It was great for the first year. Then slowly deteriorated to where I couldn't wait to get rid of it. Also the clutch would overheat in traffic and it would buck when starting from a stop. Until the clutch cooled again on the freeway when traffic opened up. I also know a friend that had the same model and never a squeak. Turned out to be a great car for him. I swore never again would I buy a BMW. Now I am forced to think differently. Sometimes you just get a bad one.
#357 of 363 I see my future now...
Nov 09, 2013 (12:10 pm)
I bought a 09 CC in 2012 with 24K, and am at 56K now (Nov. 13). Fortunately, I had read earlier posts, so bought the extra extended warranty (72 months). At 42K, right on schedule, the intake manifold went out (VW has now recalled that part, fortunately). At about 54.5K, I started to feel the deacceleration again; it was like the intake manifold, but no engine light)...and the VW dealership reset something within my transmission. Then within a few weeks, late one night, the car stuttered significantly (setting off the check engine light). It took the dealer a couple days to then replace the (first?) fuel injector (56K). I'm worried about my VW future! It's the only brand I've ever purchased...
#358 of 363 Re: I see my future now... [lovemyvwcc]
Nov 12, 2013 (7:42 am)
One of the things I can tell you is that these cars (Like most higher performance cars) need Premium gas. true they only say suggested, but I have learned that the gas you put in the car is like the food you put in your body. Yes, fast food will work...for awhile. But it's better if you eat quality food. With the high cost of fuel, a lot of people like the idea of discount fuel at low prices. I have found that whenever I do buy that, my cars run funny. they run rougher, and at times die at a light. But whenever I use premium top tier fuel they run smoother and have less problems. Some like shell and Chevron etc... have fuel additives in them that keep your system clean. Keep in mind you are running your CC with a 2.0 turbocharged 4 cyl engine that is basically souped up to give you the power to handle the weight of a bigger car. In the past a car that weighs as much as the CC would have a 6 or even a small 8 cyl engine. That comes at a price. It runs at higher RPM's and at hotter temperatures than a larger engine. So either run it with the fuel it needs or you ultimately pay the price.
#359 of 363 Re: I see my future now... [discoman]
Nov 12, 2013 (8:19 am)
That's a great point about the heavy car! When I first got the car, I used an ethanol-based unleaded, but after the first major repair, I switched to Premium only.
#360 of 363 Re: I see my future now... [discoman]
Nov 22, 2013 (4:39 pm)
I agree, I put only premium or ultra(sunoco) in my 2011 CC and it runs perfect. as I heard from a trusted mechanic, these engines and Audi included need that premium fuel to run as well as pushing and driving them the way they should otherwise the intakes get clogged.
#361 of 363 Re: 2009 Volkswagen Passat [dissatisfiedvw]
Nov 24, 2013 (11:00 am)
I also owned 2009 vw Passat. I bought it Certified...I had slush problem, 1 fuel injector went bad, fuel pump and fuel module, pcv valve too. I also had the intake manifold replaced too. VW does not have a good warranty plan like
Audi does 100k miles...the only sell you 75k mile warranty...my car had 86k
miles...I traded it in for a 2008 Toyota Rav 4...
#362 of 363 Passat 2.0 Intake Manifold Replacement
Nov 27, 2013 (11:00 am)
The intake manifolds on these cars (and other VW models with similar engines) are terribly designed and lead to excessive build up of carbon. Every 25-30k miles, you will have to have it replaced. They are poorly designed and simply don't work to specs. VW has been inundated with these repairs, to the point where they put out a service bulletin on the issue. And the dealers should just clean out the carbon when the intake manifold is off, but they'll charge you extra for that (but, of course).
Advice: sell the car within 15k miles after you have the intake manifold replaced, because it's only a matter of time before it will need to be replaced again. And use premium gas in the meantime. (And when you buy again, either get a VW diesel or buy another brand.)
#363 of 363 Re: I see my future now... [asallam]
Dec 02, 2013 (9:02 am)
I agree. I usually drive it pretty sportily and occasionally like I stole it. I love it and have had no problems since the initial intake manifold replacement at around 45K. Now it has 69K and still running strong.