2009 Volkswagen Eos Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volkswagen Eos

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Problems

Odor from HVAC system

Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system.  Our technicians tell us the drain system should be checked for debris. In addition, a cleaner is available for the heater case.

Decreased Power and Fuel Economy from Carbon Buildup

The Volkswagen Eos uses the FSI and TSI direct injection engines. These engines are subject to carbon buildup in the intake system which can cause power loss, OBD codes and a check engine light, and a rough idle. In normal engines, the engine is cleaned by the gasoline flowing through the injectors and into the intake system, however, since the Eos uses direct injection, gasoline does not flow through common carbon buildup areas. 

 Possible trouble codes include: P0300P0301P0302P0303P0304.

The solution is to remove the intake manifold and professionally clean the intake manifold, intake ports on the cylinder head, and the intake valves. This may need to be done in as few as 20,000 miles. 

Loss of Power Due to Torn Rubber Valve

The 2006-2008 Volkswagen Eos with the 2.0L Turbo FSI engine looses power if the turbocharging system has a leak. The most common turbo boost leak is a torn rubber diaphragm on the diverter valve, which is intended to open only if pressure gets too high. Common symptoms are increased turbo noise when letting off of the gas pedal, and power loss.

If there is a turbocharging system leak, the system will need to be inspected, and the defective seals and/or valve will require replacement. 

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Questions

Can't reverse (1 answer)

Car drives well,,but when I shift on reverse, my prnd on my dash board blink, and I can't reverse, it acts like it's on neutral. Today my engine light went on help! I've put too much money into this car. Is,this my transmission failing?

Vacuum pump, how much is to replace (1 answer)

My sure sensor go crazy. One moment it says I need brakes, then it say I need oil , the abs I took to it to a shop and I was told I need a vacuum pump, so not sure what I need

My convertible top will sudden not go down... who else has this issue? (1 answer)

The dealership says it's the wiring harness in the driver's door. Have others had this issue? The part is back-ordered for the month of June, which makes me think I'm not alone in this. And the repair is going to be $1500.

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Recalls

Automatic Transmission Shifts Into Neutral Without Warning

Connectors for a temperature sensor inside the direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmission may have been insufficiently crimped. They could incorrectly read a high transmission oil temperature, and abruptly shift into neutral. The shift position indicator in the instrument panel would begin to flash and the "Depress Brake Pedal" indicator light will be illuminated to alert the driver to apply the brakes. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash. Volkswagen and Audi dealers will reprogram the transmission control module (TCM) with updated software. The recall began October 20, 2009. The Volkswagen recall number is 37E3/S7 and the Audi recall number is 37E5/J7.

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Reviews

This "transformer" car gets comments and stares all the time, I love it; fast when you want to stomp on the turbo, good gas mileage when you go easy, back seats for the occasional passengers and 'some' trunk space, as well as it looks inconspicuous when the top is up, and still a hoot to drive. Complaints would be the premium gas requirement, occasional burping of the DSG transmission at lo...
I have 57,000 miles on my 2009 EOS. The car has worked perfectly for 2 and 1/2 years now and I love it... The most fun I have ever had while driving!!!

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