Last post on May 14, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Passat, Coupe, Sedan
#327 of 349 Re: Stuttering [lovemyvwcc]
Dec 16, 2012 (8:55 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 349 Re: Stuttering [ccluvdying]
Dec 17, 2012 (11:43 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 349 Re: Stuttering [coontie66]
Dec 17, 2012 (4:32 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.
Dec 28, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Help! I need to replace my factory tires that are just horrible... I have read many reviews and all tires seem to have good and bad ones. Is there a good tire, that is quiet with a good life that someone recommends? Also one that doesn't break the bank?
#331 of 349 Re: ARE VW'S A PROBLEM [discoman]
Dec 28, 2012 (6:06 pm)
I see you have an 09 CC, I do as well. Have you had to replace the tires yet? If so, what do you recommend?
#332 of 349 Re: New Tires for VW CC [blondie24521]
Dec 29, 2012 (5:33 am)
Hi, Please give tirerack.com a look. No, I don't work for them. It is a great resource for researching tires. It includes surveys and ratings for tires based on such things as quietness, ride, wet, dry and snow traction. The last time I looked I believe the Kumho and Yokohama tires for the CC were highly rated and didn't break the bank. You don't have to buy your tires from Tire Rack. The tires they have are available elsewhere.
#333 of 349 Re: Stuttering [coontie66]
Dec 29, 2012 (7:27 am)
Now THIS is extremely disheartening! Since my last post I am now reading on other VW discussion blogs that the same EPC Light and loss of acceleration was reported in a 2010 AND a 2012! Of course no special data,to my knowledge, has been collected regarding the percentage of sales in which this issue occurs, so I don't know if VW is producing a few Lemons or if this is a widespread issue. Well. . .sad to say, until more info surfaces as to myy issues being isolated Lemons,or an EPC panacea surfaces. . .I'll be passing on the 2013 as well!! NOWWW what do I shop for that's comparable to VW performance and stock features w/o breaking the bank?!?! . . .BUMMER! ((
#334 of 349 Re: ARE VW'S A PROBLEM [blondie24521]
Jan 04, 2013 (8:09 pm)
I put on Goodyear Eagle GT's last year and love them.
#335 of 349 Re: Stuttering [ccluvdying]
Jan 04, 2013 (9:56 pm)
I read the magazine Road and Track---- December issue they rated the VW Passat the best of 6 they tested. Go figure.
#336 of 349 Re: Stuttering [coontie66]
Jan 12, 2013 (9:47 pm)
A rating of 6?!?!?. . .That HAD to be a typo! I'd bet my bottom VW dollar they intended the rating to render a NEGATIVE 6!! Sitting here in a parking lot NOW,on the opposite side of town, awaiting and praying for my 2009 CC to at least START as the EPC light stares me in the face!!! When will this nightmare ENNND!!?!?!