Volkswagen Repair and Maintenance
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Volkswagen ProblemsDifficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.
I can be in the middle of a call on my bluetooth through my car and the car will drop the call mid sentence at random. My phone still has the call on it and I have to wait for the car to reconnect itself. They have a very short list of compatible phones so if you buy one, make sure your phone is on the list! All this technology and they have a list of 20 phones! WHAT?
Volkswagen QuestionsCar just died while stopped at an intersection, wouldn't restart, electronic keys won't work, dash light stays on when shut down, battery light on when shut down and battery drains, it's like the car is running, but there is no motor on. HELP!!!! (2 answers)
I was sitting at an intersection and car just stopped. No stuttering. Cannot start vehicle now, although it's as if the car is running with no motor. Pulled all fuses, nothing parasitic draining the battery. What is going on???
I went to autozone to see why my check engine light was on. They said it was something with emissions and my gas cap. Replaced gas cap and have done a few driving cycles as they advised but the check engine light is still on. I need to renew my registration and am required to do an emissions test...
Volkswagen RecallsBrake Pedal Separates
The brake pedal pivot pin may become dislodged, resulting in the brake pedal separating from the pedal arm. Dealers will inspect the brake pedal assembly clip and install a replacement clip if one is missing free of charge to resolve the concern.
A sensor under the vehicle body may have improperly assembled wire seals in its electrical connector which could allow water inside and cause a short circuit. Dealers will inspect the connector and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The vehicle air bags may not deploy as expected during an accident due to the corrosion and failure of the air bag control unit. Dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.