2013 Volkswagen Eos Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Volkswagen Eos

2013 Volkswagen Eos Problems

Decreased Power and Fuel Economy from Carbon Buildup

The Volkswagen Eos uses the FSI and TSI engines which are subject to carbon buildup causing power loss, check engine light, and a rough idle. In normal vehicles, the engine is cleaned by the gasoline flowing through, however, the Eos uses direct injection so gasoline does not flow through common carbon buildup areas. 

Possible engine 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. 

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.


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2013 Volkswagen Eos Questions

Do you have to manually turn your headlights on and off? (1 answer)

It's been a long time since I had a car that you had to turn the headlights off manually. What's up with this.

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2013 Volkswagen Eos Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Drivers Side Air Bag Does Not Function In Crash

The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.

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