2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

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2009 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.

faulty driver side door switch

driver side door switch began unlocking and locking by itself once the driver's door is open.
drivers door could not be reliable shut with the key in the car, as the door may or may not lock
itself. demontrond vw in houston texas denied complain and never addressed issue for the 3 year term
of the lease. avoid this dealership at all costs.

No Start after Refueling and Popping Noise from Trunk

Popping sounds from the rear of the vehicle may be heard moments after starting the engine, or when slowing to a stop. This noise is from the leak detection pump filling the fuel tank with air, and releasing to retest the system when it finds a fault. The sequence of faults identifying this issue are as follows:

  • Succession of loud pops from rear of vehicle
  • Pops go away, and fuel economy decreases 
  • Check engine light illuminates
  • OBD trouble code P2404 and/or P0441 is stored
  • Engine will not start after refueling (must crank for over 30 seconds)
  • Vibration when slowing to a stop

The cause is a valve which is mounted on the front of the intake manifold, commonly called the N80 valve, or EVAP system purge valve. The valve is designed to open under specific circumstances, but a worn valve will remain open at all times, preventing the pressurization of the fuel tank. 

Correction of the issue is to replace the N80 valve with the latest revision. 

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2009 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...

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?

I have a problem Mechatronics Computer test shows fault code 17 085 0701 F. imp (2 answers)

I have a problem Mechatronics Computer test shows fault code 17 085 0701 F. improper distance sensor is the problem can be fixed without touching Mechatronics and if necessary correct the Mechatronics is possible because I've seen molded plastic Sensor how to change it?

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2009 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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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

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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...

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