Problem Description and Possible Solution
Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.
Average mileage: 106,394 (47,500–164,000)
13 model years affected: 1998
, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
26 people reported this problem
Notice my tires were getting out of round or awfully wobbling at the go from stoplight. I rotate the wheels 3 times to no avail. I went to 2 dealerships, both vw. Both said I need new cv joints. I declined repair, installed new owm cv myself.. the problem wasnt it. I again went to 6 local shops and asked what cause my new tires to go out of round? They all told me to go to a dealership. I just did. After exhaustive assumptions where wobbling came from, its the failed bottom transmission mount, that looks like a dog bone. after i installed it, the vibration was still there...but extremely low. I went back to tire company and asked if my tires can go back to normal from out of round? he said it s impossible. The tires of mine are new. I decide to buy 2 other new tires just front. the problem disappeared. just when you think its front suspension, its really the engine mount. Or transmission mount. someplace said it s an engine mount. some said thats a transmission mount. before the repair of the tranny mount, the vibration was really bad when it was under torque ( accelerate). Now i found the problem, but stuck with new tires ruined by it. ask your mechanic to examine engine movement while in gear and brake. if it shift 2 inches, thats it.
My girlfriend owns a 09 vw Passat 2.0t 4 banger. When you go over speed bumps the suspension squeaks loudly. I noticed a loud roar coming from the tires at highway speeds. I looked at the tires and at first glance they looked almost new. I took the tires off to take a look at the suspension and the tire CUT my hand. The whole inside of the tire was warn down to the metal wire on both front and rear tires. The car tracks straight as a arrow. The camber is so outta whack. Every where I take the car they saw that's just how the suspension is...smh..tire wear is terrible because of excuses camber
Only when the outside temperature got below 45.F, the front suspension made a squeaking noise = rubber on rubber noise, sure enough the sway bar was replaced under warranty!! Only after three visits to the dealership!!
my control arms have been shot for some time, i just replaced them along with new struts, the pinch bolt can be a pain to remove, the rest is straightforward, worth getting the vw tool for front lower control arm balljoints (28mm), the tool incl shipping $60 off ebay took all of 5 minutes to remove with this tool.
take your time and its a ok job to do but the pinch bolt is a pain make sure you have access to a air hammer/friends.