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#301 of 363 Re: 2009 CC Sudden Acceleration [jamcanada]
May 11, 2012 (12:55 pm)
I own a 2009 VW CC that has very low mileage (6500). Last week I noticed that my car felt like it was driving itself rather than me controlling it. I went to make a U-Turn and the car bogged down even though I was giving it gas. Then it took off fast after I'd removed my foot from the gas pedal. I then noticed the EPC light came on and I immediately drove into a parking lot and pulled out the owner's manual to see what this meant. The manual advised that I should go to the nearest authorized VW service center which I proceeded to do. By the time I reached the VW dealership the EPC light was off and the service technician told me there was nothing he could do as the computer would not register what had happened without the EPC light being on. He suggested I return to the dealership if/when the EPC light came back on. The next day I contacted VW directly as I didn't like the idea of just waiting to see if the EPC light would come back on. I was instructed to make an appointment with the local VW dealership and bring the car back in, which I subsequently did. As luck would have it, while en route to the VW dealership the EPC light came on and stayed on. Upon my arrival to the dealership I left the car running and the VW technician analyzed it and determined that there was a service bulletin regarding throttle problems with the CCs. I was given a rental vehicle and the special parts were ordered from VW. I think that anyone who's had the EPC light on better have their nearest VW dealership check for a service bulletin regarding throttle problems with CCs.
#302 of 363 Re: 2009 CC Sudden Acceleration [mjs04]
May 11, 2012 (8:36 pm)
That seems very odd to me...I'd think they could tell what service bulletins the car has had based on the VIN. All my service is tagged to my VIN (Lexus), so they should have been the one contacting you scheduling an appointment to have the work done.
#303 of 363 Life expectancy of factory issue tires...
May 17, 2012 (7:19 pm)
My CC Sport has 33000 miles on it. The wear bars on the tires appear to indicate that their is still mileage left on the tires, maybe 10,000. At times the original tires seem noisy on some pavement surfaces. Are their tires for a CC Sport that run quieter? I am a cruiser, not an aggressive driver.
#304 of 363 Replace your OEM Tires!
Jun 04, 2012 (10:13 am)
After 4 months, I replaced the OEM Conti ProContact with an amazing set of All Season tires:
Cooper Zeon RS3-A
I kept the same OEM size for my 2012 CC R-Line...... 235-40-18
I could not be happeier!
500 Treadwear Rating, W Speed Rating
So much smoother & stickier than the stock Conti's.
I'm cornering MUCH quicker & feel more secure doing it!
Great tire in the rain, too!
At $146 per tire (delivered, no tax), it is a no-brainer.
Jun 05, 2012 (4:09 pm)
"original equipment manufacturer"? I'm not familiar with the term OEM.
#306 of 363 Re: OEM? [0311vn]
Jun 05, 2012 (8:19 pm)
It the equipment (tires) that came with the vehicle when you purchased it. For whatever reason (I think usually financial) they purchased a specific brand of tire.
#307 of 363 Did your mpg change with the Cooper Zeons?...
Jun 06, 2012 (11:21 pm)
In posts on Consumer Reports on this tire one person said their mpg went down a bit and another said it went up.
#308 of 363 Re: Did your mpg change with the Cooper Zeons?... [0311vn]
Jun 07, 2012 (3:47 am)
I find no significant difference in the MPG, other than the small mileage penalty due to more spirited driving, which was the reason I went with the Cooper's in the first place!!!
I also love the "look" of the tires on my lowered CC (Koni SS coilovers).
I could not be happier!
#309 of 363 Replace tires
Jun 26, 2012 (6:16 am)
I also went with a different tire. But I went with OEM Sized Goodyear Eagle GT's. I am somewhat of an aggressive driver, especially on the curvy Oregon Coast roads and the ones between the coast and the interstate. They handle great. my 09 CC Luxe has a much more aggressive look and the handling matches the look. Curves like it is on rails. Very predictable on the sharp bends, and I couldn't be happier with them. It runs quieter, has actually improved gas mileage, and definitely feels better. (Note: when youfirst put them on they don't feel that smooth. Give it about a hundred miles though.)
#310 of 363 Re: OEM? [0311vn]
Jun 27, 2012 (1:20 pm)
Ivan 99 is partially correct. OEM does mean Original Equipment from Manufacture. In Tires terms it means a tire that meets the minimum performance requirements for the vehicle, that the manucaturer has been able to make a bulk deal with a tire company to provide tires for a specific make/model/model year car. That's why you might find the same car in a different year that has different tires. The average consumer believes that the manufacturer willactually put the BEST tire for that car on the car from the factory. After all, Why would they sell their product short? But in reality, like Ivan said it is mainly financial. A tire that when you look to buy a replacement is a vary expensive tire, actually costs the car builder pennies in the grand scheme of things. Mainly because they buy thousands of them. Most OEM tires (Not all) are mediocre at best. They will do the job, and impress a customer who does not know what a good tire will do to the performance of their car. If you look at Tirerack.com they evaluate them as Good, Better, Best. The contis I believe show up as Good. Whereas the Eagle GT's I put on show as Best. even though they are a cheaper tire to purchase than the OEM tires.