A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Average mileage: 92,000 (43,000–160,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
13 model years affected: 1998
, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
29 people reported this problem
Two mechanics have looked at the issue of a check engine + anti-slip + EPC lights on. Zero power and constant readings of misfire on different cylinders. Current mechanic found a used throttle body for $250 (new retail is $800). Throttle body has to be replaced before anything else can be addressed, if needed.
On third throttle body...disgusted with VW....mechanic continues to charge even though the car is sitting on his lot undriveable. I hate Volkswagen and have been screaming it to anyone buying a VW product. Dealer wants $825 for a new throttle body and $170 for labor. Shame on you Don Jacobs Honda in Lexington, Kentucky.....I paid $850 for the entire car!