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Volkswagen Eos Problems

Engine -- Verified

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 ...

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

An issue may develop where a window will not roll up after a short pulse down. Our technicians tell us this is a normal condition. Cycling the power door lock followed by the key switch will reset the programmer and restore proper window operation.

Brakes -- Verified

A brake pulsation may develop due to improper torque of the wheel lug nuts. Our technicians tell us the lug nuts should be hand torqued to the proper specification to help avoid this condition.

Volkswagen Eos Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, October 20, 2009

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Connectors for a temperature sensor inside the direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmission may have been insufficiently crimped. They could incorrectly read a high transmission oil temperature, and abruptly shift into neutral. The shift position indicator in the instrument panel would begin to flash and the "Depress Brake Pedal" indicator light will be illuminated to alert the driver to apply the brakes. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash. Volkswagen and Audi dealers will reprogram the transmission control module (TCM) with updated software. The recall began October 20, 2009. The Volkswagen recall number is 37E3/S7 and the Audi recall number is 37E5/J7.

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Volkswagen Eos Questions and Answers

tkissin, 2007 Volkswagen Eos, Delray Beach, FL

what can I do to fix material which has come away from door right near window?

Visitor, 2007 Volkswagen Eos, Oswego, IL

Need to remove the caliper brackets before the rotors can be removed and replaced. There are two bolts that have what appear to require a 16mm 12 point male bit but want to be sure before I purchas...

Gilliland, 2007 Volkswagen Eos, Hendersonville, TN

Window began not to completely close but now will not go beyond half closed nor will it go down. I can hear the motor try to engage but nothing happens.

young owner, 2007 Volkswagen Eos, Norcross, GA

there is a high pitch sound when I drive, dealership told me it was due to high performance tires. other than that I love the car and no other problems.

sonicspikes, 2007 Volkswagen Eos, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Tampa, FL

One auto mechanic told me this is a "normal hum", but it definitely is not. The compressor is in fine working order, I can still get cold air. It sounds like something may be in the fan...

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Volkswagen Eos Reviews

This "transformer" car gets comments and stares all the time, I love it; fast when you want to stomp on the turbo, good gas mileage when you go easy, back seats for the occasional passengers and 'some' trunk space, as well as it looks inconspicuous when the top is up, and still a hoot to drive.

Complaints would be the premium gas requirement, occasional burping of the DSG transmission at low speeds (hesitation, etc) and the crazy new car prices, I bought used but still with the factory warranty.

I have a 2007 Volks EOS which I'm the original owner. Two years ago, I had a major water leak problem. My car was parked in Florida and when I came back from up north the car had two inches of water accumulated on the rear floorboard, soaked front floorboards and water in the trunk wheel tire well. The car was left unattended for about a month before coming across this issue. There was mold throughout the car. The leather seats were pitted from the mold. I took the car to the local VW dealer and with hesitation and only after having their regional tech review the issue did they completely re haul the interior and fixed the problem. I had contacted my insurance company and they were ready to total the car out due to the amount of damage done by the mold. Apparently, there are some serious issues with respect to drainage on the EOS. You could call me if you need further. Mike 941-549-2438

I too have had severe and continuing problems with water leakage. I bought my Eos new and have maintained it meticulously (including the roof seals) since I bought it.

The first couple of years were spent dealing with persistent problems with the DSG transmission. The car was in the dealership about five times before they finally got it fixed (two Mechatronics units, clutch packs, faulty brake light sensor) and it is OK now but still not 100%.

More recently the issue has been water. The first repair was chalked up to an internal drain tube that came loose. Then a year later they found multiple leaks due to drain problems, separated seals, wiring harness grommets, etc. that were all leaking. (The car is 5 years and four months old but only has about 28,000 miles on it.) To date VW has done the right thing and has picked up the tab for the repairs, which have involved more labor than parts. But now the car is leaking again and the VW dealer is telling me that we may be getting to the point at which VW is no longer going to pay. They told me candidly that they are seeing lots of these Eos' with significant water problems that the VW has been stonewalling lots of owners. I have just been in touch with VW corporate today and I am waiting to hear back about what they might be willing to do to make this car right.

I bought my 2008 EOS June 2011 and have had a lot of problems with water coming into the car (mostly passenger side). After hurricane Sandy (I live in suburbs of Maryland), my car was flooded with water. I had standing water in the floor on the front and back passanger side, water in the trunk wheel well and in between the door and panels. The dealer where I purchased the car is telling me that the EOS is not a water tight car...that water will get into it...really!!!??? Last year it took them 3 times to finally fix the problem (October 2011). Now this! They are telling me that it will cost me $1,100.00 to fix it (it is not under warranty). I feel that this is a defect and that VW should pay for the repair.

Has anyone else had similar problems?

I have 57,000 miles on my 2009 EOS. The car has worked perfectly for 2 and 1/2 years now and I love it... The most fun I have ever had while driving!!!

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