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Volkswagen Eos Check Engine Light and/or Hesitation Due to Failed High Pressure Fuel Pump

Volkswagen Eos Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 64,278 mi (5,000 mi - 132,000 mi)


2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. Our technicians tell us that whenever the high pressure fuel pump is replaced the camshaft and the follower should be checked for wear. The camshaft lobe pushes on the follower to operate the high pressure fuel pump. Frequent oil changes and use of synthetic oil may help with this wear issue.

  • BethB, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 80,000 mi

    I am so frustrated. I bought my 2008 VW Eos 2 years ago. It has had constant problems with the top, delayed time for the engine to start and hesitation to the point where my tires squeal when I start from a complete stop. My check engine light has also been coming on and turning off randomly since January 2012. I was finally able to get it to the dealer while the light remained on and was told the car needs $2300 in repairs! I was told that the camshaft, follower and high pressure pump all need to be replaced. Each time I would call that the check engine light was on it would go back off before I could get to the dealership which closes at 6pm and is not open on weekends. I was also told that once the check engine light has gone off it has reset itself and they would not be able to diagnose what the previous issue was. HELP! I need advice on what to do. My warranty expired on 4/10/2012 and I still have high car payments to keep up with.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 125,000 mi

    deciding whether to fix or trade in the car

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 85,000 mi

    Same thing just happened to me. The car is no longer under warranty and it is going to cost $2200!!

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  • Visitor, , 24,000 mi

    Just bought a 2010 Eos Komfort. Experienced hesitation in the engine while driving and the "EPC" light came on. Took it to the dealership and they said it was a bad high pressure fuel pump. Covered under warranty at a cost of $507.00.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Same thing, my EPC light came on suddenly, then the engine light (or as the manual calls it the catalytic converter light) and the car seemed to lose it's acceleration. Told it's the high pressure fuel pump. Had endless problems with the convertible top as well. Not a fan of my EOS right now

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  • Visitor, , 36,300 mi

    Engine light came on; dealer said I need a new Fuel Pump Module. No longer under warranty. Expensive!

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 60,000 mi

    I've just experienced the same issues - driving on the highway - car would seem to slip going into gear - finally just won't get into gear. Drove it with the tiptronic shift to the dealer. Waiting to hear.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

    Car feels like it is jumping as I drive it. Check engine light on and when hooked up at shop says camshaft sensor is bad.

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  • Visitor, , 5,000 mi

    hesitation on acceleration

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 70,000 mi

    still at the shop, getting the fuel pump replaced....the technician had to contact the factory because there were so many errors coming from the diagnostics he didn't know what to do first. Not a happy camper, since this vehicle has always been babied.

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