Volkswagen Rabbit Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Rabbit

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Volkswagen Rabbit Problems

Odor from HVAC vents

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.

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Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

battery dead several times recently (1 answer)

My car battery was replaced in 2014, but my car battery was dead a couple of weeks ago. I took it to the dealership and they recommended to replace the battery. Yesterday, the car battery was dead again even with the new battery. I would like to get some advice about the problem as well as est...

My turn signals are going crazy! They either stay on in any position of the lever, or they don't work at all. Please help. (1 answer)

ENGINE. RUNNING GREAT BUT INTERMITTENT CHK ENG. LT. VAG SHOWS MISFIRE ON CYL 5 (1 answer)

Is there any way I can trouble shoot this myself? Spark plugs and ignition coil replacement seems easy, but how would I go about trying to figure out the problem?

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Volkswagen Rabbit Recalls

Volkswagen Recalls Certain 2006–2010 Models Due to a Possible Fuel Leak

Volkswagen is recalling certain 2007–2009 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagon, Golf, and Rabbit, as well as 2006–2010 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles equipped with a 2.5L gasoline engine due to a possibly damaged fuel supply line. Under hood fasteners may chafe against the fuel supply line, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will perform vehicle-appropriate inspections and repairs in order to protect the fuel supply line from chafing damage.

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Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Buyer Beware!!! we bought a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit (new) and have had trouble from the beginning. The brakes always squeeked and Smeltz Countryside Volkswagen could never find the problem. Our tire light came on and off and recently, we found out we needed a new engine at 70,000 miles. This dealership sold us a LEMON!! They also told us we needed a new sensor which we ok'd and the cost was $5...
So far I am extremely satisfied with this car. Great engine, steering, breaks and transmission. The gas mileage is good given the relatively large engine (5 cylinder, 2.5L). It is very quiet on hwy and has a great sound when pushed above 3,000 rpms. Still no technical problems after 30,000 miles. The scheduled service was very cheap (around $150-200 on average) for each service interval and the...

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