Volkswagen R32 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen R32
Volkswagen R32 Problems
Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system. Our technicians tell us the drain system should be checked for debris. In addition, a cleaner is available for the heater case.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
Volkswagen R32 Questions
Have had major work on the A/C system, sensors replaced, power module replaced, both fans replaced, full charge on gas. Even with fan pot on high only slight whisper of output through the vents....air nice and cold but relatively little air flow.
Shop quoted almost $900 for a single wheel bearing, hub, and alignment. Is this right or are they trying to get more money? I've heard of people getting 2 bearings replaced for this amount, but not a single one.
Volkswagen R32 Recalls
Under certain driving conditions and in hot weather, the fuel tank ventilation valve may not remain fully closed. If this happens, fuel may leak into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister and causing the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) to illuminate. This may cause vehicle jerking as well. Fuel could leak out from the evaporative system leak detection pump filter. A fuel leak could lead to a vehicle fire in the presence of an ignition source. Dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve. The recall began June 2, 2009. The Volkswagen recall number is 20P6/S2.
Volkswagen R32 Reviews
This car is what I would call a "sleeper." You see it on the road and say to yourself: "Another VW; big deal." Well, this one, the R32 ('08 edition), is a BIG DEAL! It goes faster than any sane person would want to go, let alone need to go. It steers as if it's on a rail; where you point it, it will go, in part, attributable to the standard four wheel drive. The engine has a lot of heart, alw...
The Germans sure know how to build a car. The fit and finish of the car is incredible. I've had mostly American cars all my life. Then I bought my first and VW 06 GTI Mark five. L. in love with it. Then I got my R 32 and will never buy anything but them again.