Volkswagen Repair and Maintenance
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Volkswagen ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness
Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.
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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Volkswagen QuestionsHow important is the catalytic converter? (1 answer)
I'm looking to purchase a 2006 VW Jetta 2.5 and they brought it to their mechanic and the mechanic said it needs a new catalytic converter. I m wondering how important the cat is. When I test drove the car it seemed to run and sound good. The car has low miles and is at a good price and I don...
catalytic converter replaced 2x only has 100,000 miles
Car keys get stuck in ignition when the my car is on and I try to turn my car off.
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.