2008 Volkswagen Eos Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen Eos

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Problems

No Start after Refueling and Popping Noise from Trunk

Popping sounds from the rear of the vehicle may be heard moments after starting the engine, or when slowing to a stop. This noise is from the leak detection pump filling the fuel tank with air, and releasing to retest the system when it finds a fault. The sequence of faults identifying this issue are as follows:

  • Succession of loud pops from rear of vehicle
  • Pops go away, and fuel economy decreases 
  • Check engine light illuminates
  • OBD trouble code P2404 and/or P0441 is stored
  • Engine will not start after refueling (must crank for over 30 seconds)
  • Vibration when slowing to a stop

The cause is a valve which is mounted on the front of the intake manifold, commonly called the N80 valve, or EVAP system purge valve. The valve is designed to open under specific circumstances, but a worn valve will remain open at all times, preventing the pressurization of the fuel tank. 

Correction of the issue is to replace the N80 valve with the latest revision. 

Check Engine Light and/or Hesitation Due to Failed High Pressure Fuel Pump

2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. To help prevent this issue from occurring, the cam follower should be inspected every 10,000 - 15,000 miles. The camshaft lobe pushes on the follower to operate the high pressure fuel pump. 

To correct this issue one or all of the following will need replacement: the camshaft, high-pressure fuel pump, and/or the cam follower.

 

Window may not roll up at times

An issue may develop where a window will not roll up after a short pulse down. Our technicians tell us this is a normal condition. Cycling the power door lock followed by the key switch will reset the programmer and restore proper window operation.

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Questions

Passanger window keeps moving to half up (or half up (or down) (1 answer)

If I put it up slowly, it will stay, but will eeventually go to half open on its own. Even while parked.

driverside mirror. how do you get cover off to replace blinking bulb (1 answer)

bulb on rear view mirror on outside door that blinks when turn signal is activated is out. can't get lens cover off to replace

Research has indicated the Volkswagen EOS compressor has Problematic faulty part (1 answer)

I have a VW EOS 2008 2.0 turbo that is having air compressor failure and it is at 140, 000 miles in. Due to the history of problems with the air compressor in the EOS are there any discounts available for me for replacing my air compressor?

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Reviews

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I have a 2007 Volks EOS which I'm the original owner. Two years ago, I had a major water leak problem. My car was parked in Florida and when I came back from up north the car had two inches of water accumulated on the rear floorboard, soaked front floorboards and water in the trunk wheel tire well. The car was left unattended for about a month before coming across this issue. There was mold...
I too have had severe and continuing problems with water leakage. I bought my Eos new and have maintained it meticulously (including the roof seals) since I bought it. The first couple of years were spent dealing with persistent problems with the DSG transmission. The car was in the dealership about five times before they finally got it fixed (two Mechatronics units, clutch packs, faulty...
I bought my 2008 EOS June 2011 and have had a lot of problems with water coming into the car (mostly passenger side). After hurricane Sandy (I live in suburbs of Maryland), my car was flooded with water. I had standing water in the floor on the front and back passanger side, water in the trunk wheel well and in between the door and panels. The dealer where I purchased the car is telling me t...

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