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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Golf

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Golf

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Reported by monkeytoesbme and 32 others for the Volkswagen CC

The CC Sport is being sold with Continental Tires which are run flats. These caused a terrible vibration in my new CC. The dealer attempted many times to balance the tires with no success. They replaced them with non run flat continental tires which made the vibration worse. After a long battle with the dealerhip, they agreed to replace the tires with another brand which solved the problem. The tires they had to put on my CC are $276.00 e...

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Cabrio

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Reported by Burt67 and 27 others for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Rear door drivers-side. When using Keyless entry doors won't lock. The door above is culprit. All others lock. A short alarm sounds when all doors are locked. Presently no alarm sounds. Any suggestions for a fix. By the way I did use my second clicker which is brand new. Therefore battery is new.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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