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Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Passat, Coupe, Sedan
Oct 28, 2012 (7:26 am)
I absolutely love my 2009 VW CC! After driving a 2001 Jetta until it was totaled, I bought the CC with 25K in January and have been nearly obsessed with driving it since. Heading into my 40K service, my check engine light. At first, thought it was just the German engineering nagging at me (I also had a service note on my screen). I quickly learned that it was not part of the "get your car serviced" campaign that I had something very seriously wrong with my car.
More when it was "cold," though not exclusively, my car was stuttering and shaking a bit. When I'd hit the gas pedal, I could feel it "drop." It didn't feel like a pure fuel issue (it was cleaner, less gurgly" or a fire issue (it was less sharp). It felt more like something was turning on/off - a "clean" reduction in power.
When I was buying the car, I had spent some quality time on this site and remembered a number of owners posting about engine problems at 40K. I read read through the posts, did a little research, drew upon my 10+ years of listening to Car Talk and decided that I had a bad intake manifold. When I took it to the dealer the next day for this issue and the 40K tune-up, I mentioned this. I have an awesome service team and they listened. At first, when they were looking at the readings, they came to tell me the issue was because I wasn't using the right gas (I've been using ethanol). Then about an hour later, they came back with a big smile because I was right, it was the intake manifold. God bless extended warranties!
Thanks to this community for helping me understand what was going on in my car. It seems like there's definitely a consistent issue with the 2009 CC's intake manifold at the 40K mark.
And I do promise to use 91+ rating gasoline going forward.
#321 of 363 Re: Life expectancy of factory issue tires... [frank_pro7]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:22 am)
I traded a 98 honda for a 09 VW CC, I found the factory Continental Tires wore out at around 30k, but my the Honda had 100k , after looking into the sever tire noise the toe alignment was out both front and rear,after investing into a set of expensive YOKO tires, the ride is smooth and quiet, BUT, you must check alignment very often, and tire rotation is highly recommended.
Nov 24, 2012 (9:36 am)
I had the same issues with my 09 CC, I found that the SparkPlug Cold Packs, wear out pretty fast, About every other oil change (20-30 k),or spark plug misfire should give you a hint on what need to be looked at,another good investment is get a Code reader, it wil save you trips and expence of the Dealer, Very easy Do it yourself job !!!!!
#323 of 363 09 CC Lux ownership
Nov 26, 2012 (8:12 am)
Regarding replacement of CC stock Continental tires. Replaced them at 40K miles. They became very noisy and the ride rough even before the wear bars were reached. Michelin Primacy MXM4s cured both the noise and the rough ride.
Regarding the car itself, no issues at 44K miles. 3 1/2 years with only 4 of the tailbulbs needing replacement (which are easy to reach). I see VW cured this only issue I've had with LEDs on the new models.
#324 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [allen52]
Dec 08, 2012 (4:41 am)
I took my car in for the same problem at 49,000 miles on the car. My check engine light goes on and off. Took it yesterday and they told me that the intake manifold was the problem. They kept the car overnight and gave me a loaner and no charge for the work. I'm not sure but I think the problem will occur again in another 49,000 miles.
#325 of 363 Howto end an early lease to get into a New one
Dec 09, 2012 (8:51 am)
I have a 2012 lease. The lease is 15 months old. I only have 9200 miles and the car has no scratches.
I would like to take advantage of the sign and drive event vw is offering.
Is it possible to turn in my lease and get into a new one without any penalties, and making the same monthly payments as my current lease?
Are there any incentives to VW owners and if yes, do these incentives apply to me?
Let me know what to expect from the dealer and how to negotiate the deal,
#327 of 363 Re: Stuttering [lovemyvwcc]
Dec 16, 2012 (7:55 am)
I too Love Love LOVE my VW CC but the love affair is rapidly beginning to wane as no solution to the stutterring and deacceleration remotely begins to surface! I am the former owner of 2001,2003,and 2006 VW purchased 3 years used,with over 25k miles and never had ANY major problems. My 2009 CC is an entirely different experience and in am SO saddened and frustrated! I too purchased this vehicle used at 30k miles and before the 30day warranty even expired,my car made 3 trips to the dealer due to the EPC and Engine lights illuminated accompanied by stuttering and loss of acceleration in the midst ofnTHE DIAMOND LANE for Goodness sake! --Totally HORRIFIC! As of today,I have revisted the dealer 4 times,and one last time to my personal Vw mechanic. Attempted repairs were made by replacing all four ignition coils,an throttle valve,the manifold intake,a fuel injection SOMETHING,and 3 other things I cant recall. Car ran fine til now at 41k miles and then same problems have once again resurfaced. At this point. . .I GIVE UP and have contacted a consumer lemon law attorney. So I post this because I am very curious to see if you have any future recurrences with the repeated issue at hand. Much luck to YOU and YES. . . I am still considering a 2013 CC without prejudice Cuz there's NOTHING like a VW driving experience without the BMW/ Mercedes price tag and THIER expensive issues!! Peace and Blessings
#328 of 363 Re: Stuttering [ccluvdying]
Dec 17, 2012 (10:43 am)
I just have to say that after I bought a new 1980 VW Rabbit built in Pennsylvnia I am very wary of VWs. Too many trips to the shop and one of only 2 vehicles that I couldn't get to 100K+ miles. Over the first 3 years / 36000 miles I saw about everything you could imagine at the local VW dealer. That would include my VW with newly broken things that it didn't go to the shop to have repaired. People yelling and cussing at the service manager because of the service on their Porche or VW. It was really something to behold. I am approaching the purchase of a new vehicle to replace my 02 Buick Park Ave so the diesel option is interesting to me and why I subscribe to this link. The Buick gets 31-2 mpg on the road and while its my second Park Ave they are no longer made. The newer version gets poorer fuel mileage and are smaller. I probably can't afford a BMW or MB so the VW is an option but my past experience leaves me nervous and wary. My Mechanic used to call it like having a Social Security check as it would come in EVERY month. He could count on it.
#329 of 363 Re: Stuttering [coontie66]
Dec 17, 2012 (3:32 pm)
32 years is a long time...but its hard to argue against somebody's personal experience.
A co-worker of mine was similarly burned by domestic trucks in the 80's...and has only had Toyota trucks since; he says he'll never go back. Another co-worker is "pro" F150 and just traded his 10 year truck with 350K+ miles for a new one...so who knows
I think a better fit coming from a Park Ave would be the new Avalon (I have not driven it).
The new Passat is very nice (my wife hated it) and I do see many used diesel VW's with a huge amount of miles (250K+)...but I'm not certain how many $'s it took to get there.