My TDI Jetta stopped running the same week as the scandal broke news. I was quoted $6000 in repairs after being charged a $900 diagnostic fee by my mechanic. i still owed $8000 on the car and decided to wait out the scandal and not spend thousands of dollars on repairs on a vw that if nothing else just lost a ton of value. Finally, the long awaited buyback claims are in motion but one of the qualifying rules is it needed to be running as of July 28th(ish) 2016. What do I do? This car has been a nightmare for me. I got scammed just like everyone else. How will they know if it had been running? Is there a way for them to tell? Is there a quick fix that can get it running just enough to make it to the dealership? I do not want to spend another dime on this piece. The buyback doesn't even cover the loss I've already accrued by owning this car.
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Im just trying to see if i have the tools to do it. I also would like to know how long it should take.and if it is a Feasible fix at home job

We ran out of gas and since added gas and the car still won't start

He set the cables up backwards when he jumped it. The battery isn't fried and niether are any fuses. Why won't it start or even attempt to putter? All lights turn on and same with fans. The radio wont tho. Someone said it may be the computer? My friend said my car should have a safety on it so nothing gets hurt when stuff like that happens? any help? costs? diagnosis?

went to change my headlight lowbeam and the mechanic at the store said it was the wires not the light and he could not fix it that i would have to go to the dealer or where i bought the car.

OK, I went to Pick N Pull and snagged a brain box and MAF sensor from an 04 Golf. Now it starts and stops right away.
I see a light on the dash that depicts a car in profile with a key running along the running board. Is this a security issue related the ECM swap?

When changing gears it bucks and if you push accelerator petal to floor no response

due to key not being recognized by computer,my car only starts 1 out of 9 - 10 times. Sometimes disconnecting battery(which is new) helps but it appears to be getting worse. I'm told only vw dealer can fix it and its very expensive. Any advice?

Light just went on today.

Warning light Just appeared
what action should I take

Usually after driving for about 30'minutes or so I will start to feel my car rattle. It only happens at higher speeds and when I'm accelerating. As soon as I step off the gas it stops rattling. If I use cruise cromtol it constantly rattles until turned off. It's only got 124k on it. Fresh oil change. Any idea why?

The windshiel wiper dont work i try replacing the motor and it was the same so i chack the power and i find out that there is no power going on to the motor

Common causes for ABS light illumination?

my car used to tell me miles til empty. now it tells me miles per gallon. how do I change it back?

delay on take off and miss fire

The front passenger door does not lock, and the interior lock/unlock light on the door does not turn orange like the other 3 doors when they are locked. It seems to work just fine at times, but then suddenly it won't light up or lock. What could be the problem and how much would it cost to fix the problem?

That's all I have, I'm looking at the car to maybe buy it.

It lurches slightly in second gear, too. After the engine has run for a while, the lurching stops. This just started yesterday, Oct 15. I let out the clutch very slowly when I start out, but it lurches as soon as I release it. Is this a sign of the clutch failing?

my beetle was siting for about a year in my garage but now that I put on new spark plugs and new batteries it starts but not for long, I start the car but in a few moments the car stops ruining. I started the car again now it only cranks what do I do can anyone help me?

I bought this used Passat and it was running ok and now it wants to drop back the rpms at about 1800 to slow idle. I can't even drive it around the parking lot now cause it keeps cutting out at that rpm.

I have three cooliant leaks, under the resivoir, under the flange and one toward the front under the clean air filter ( i think) , I have been patching and running coolant through the system on 5-10 minute drives trying to pinpoint any other issues before i make a move on parts. if its from that corner, is it a gasket issue?

If I put it up slowly, it will stay, but will eeventually go to half open on its own. Even while parked.

no compression and fluid in oil

The 2003 is dying, the 2005 needs an AC system. I would like to take the system from the 2003 before I junk it. Will the AC lines line up correctly?

The brake light is flashing and there is a loud, extended beep when I start the car. My mechanic says it will cost $1000 to replace the ABS module. But then he also says that I don't really have to replace it if I don't mind the light and the beep. I would normally just get the problem fixed but the only thing that makes me pause is the price. What should I do?

as soon as engine starts

My car does not start in the morning and also hard start.

looking for my stereo password

To do this I need to disassemble the front grill but can not determine how to do this.

fan runs when car is off and wont stop

the obdII secondary air system
just what is the secondary problems with the code not ready I drove all the drive test required but it wont set there is no error codes for this problem on board the vehicle what needs to be fixed for the secondary air problems?