Volkswagen Engine And Engine Cooling


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Volkswagen Fox 1987
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 21, 1997
Location:
Juliette, GA

consumer states that after recall work was done other problems occurred with the vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9BWGA0302AP. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen FOX 1987 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Volkswagen Golf 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Centreville, VA

enginecooling fan: fan motor shaft causing shaft to wear and become noisy causing the vehicle to overheat and stall.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWJB81H2SM. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen GOLF 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen GOLF 1995 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: MAN .

Volkswagen Quantum 1984
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Tacoma, WA

car overheats due to not being able to hold water.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWFBO327FE. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 24, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen QUANTUM 1984 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volkswagen Passat 1994
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 1998
Location:
Littleton, CO

the engine quits at all speeds without warning or indication and will not restart immediately, creating hazardous traffic conditions. the problem is most apparent after automatic engagement of the cooling fan.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWNF4311RE. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 06, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen PASSAT 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Eurovan 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1999
Location:
San Diego, CA

the horns on my vehicle have been repaired three times and are again not working. the gas and temp gauge are not working and a local dealer said this is a persistent problem with eurovans. the air conditioning has gone out several times. the air conditioner compressor froze one time and melted the serpetine into all of the engine pulleys--cost to repair $4,000.00. headlights filled with water. rear heater fan clanks loudly. excessive noise in vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WV2KD0700PH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1994. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volkswagen EUROVAN 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Passat 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 06, 1999
Location:
Bethesda, MD

driving to airport the temperator indicator light came on, flashing, and the heater core exploded. interior of the car filled with dense white vapor. i was able to stop the car on the road/shoulder and my wife and i evacuated. road at the time of incident was basicly clear of other vehicles otherwise it would have been a problem of our survival. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWND4312PE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen PASSAT 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 59 mph.

Volkswagen Beetle 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2000
Location:
Mt. Pleasant, SC

while driving engine check light and temperature light came on. then smoke came from under the hood. when this happened, car had to be towed to nearest vw dealer. dealer said that both electric fans needed to be replaced. there was a kink in the wire of one of the fans that caused it to fail. both fans basically melted and blew apart. *ak *ml

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWDD21C6YM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 11, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volkswagen BEETLE 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Volkswagen BEETLE 2000 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 1991
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 1999
Location:
Irwin, PA

temperature and gas gauge were fixed on many occasions by the dealer but never fully fixed. work only when pushed on the dash cover. there is a service bull on this but problem, but it didn't help fix it. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWFB4314ME. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen PASSAT 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Jetta 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 1998
Location:
Wall, NJ

vehicle serviced several times due to engine light illuminating, replacement of the oil and ignition cable that had shorted out did not rectify problems with the intermittent engine light coming on. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWPA81H5WM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 11, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Auburn, WA

engine and steering problems

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen JETTA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen JETTA 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: MAN .

Volkswagen Beetle 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2000
Location:
Washington, DC

temperature gauge warning light broke and reservoir tank sensor failed causing vehicle to overheat. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD210YM4. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen BEETLE 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 1992
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 17, 1997
Location:
City Of Su, FL

engine overheating the dealer fixed the problem but it happend again. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWFB4310NE. Vehicle was purchased on May 17, 1997. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen PASSAT 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen PASSAT 1992 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volkswagen Beetle 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 1999
Location:
Forrest Hills, NY

undercarriage of vehicle was hard cardboard, when going over a high speed bump it ripped undercarriage off. also in heavy rain, it tears and comes off. has been repaired 4 times, replaced once. dealer said it was poor design.*ak the undercarriage came off several times after being replaced. the temperature guage and the a/c had failed. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCC21C4YM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen BEETLE 2000 Drive type:FWD. Volkswagen BEETLE 2000 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volkswagen Polo 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Sagamihara, Kanagawa Japan, UN

consumer is writing in behalf of a company called ncac, this is a government organization for consumer protection, there have been many complaints about this vehicle overheating and not driving well. *slc

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2000
Location:
Jacksonville, FL

both rear door panels vibrate--dealer unable to fix. engine light illuminated--temp. sensor replaced by dealer. problem re-occurred two days later--dealer replaced temp. sensor. passanger front window went down and wouldn't go up--dealer fixed. three months later, window went down again--dealer fixed. air conditioner eminates musty smell--dealer says problem is due to a plugged drain hole in a/c unit--will no fix. rear passanger door leaks a thick, greasy substance. b-pillar trim vibrates on driver side.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWSE29M4YM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen JETTA 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2001
Location:
Dallas, TX

every summer especially during 90 degree temperature, the temperature guage moves to highest setting and often times vehicle completely shut off to cool down. vehicle will starts again after cooling down. this happens only during hot summers.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2001
Location:
Capitol Height, MD

no instrument panel light on temperature control. vehicle been at the dealer shop for four days, and was unable to locate the problem. feel free to provide any further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWSC29MXYM. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2001
Location:
Carnation, WA

1) coolant temp. sensor failed at @47422 miles 2) chaplins checked car because i reported noise in front wheel area. they said both front wheel bearings needed replacing and refused to cover the costs. i took it to an independant vw specialist and was told only the right front wheel bearing was bad. cost was $466.79. vw still refused to assist. 2 independant vw specialists reported vw has a "bad wheel bearing design". 3) replaced original tires with exact brand and style of tire that was originsal to car. tires felt odd, i had them checked by 2 tire retailers and did own pressure checks twice monthly. after 15,804 miles on tires left rear tread separated from sidewall while driving on freeway at 70mph.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWNA63B1XE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2099. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen PASSAT 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2001
Location:
Riverside, CA

consumer stated that while driving engine constantly overheats and check engine light continously illuminates. problems have been occuring since 1000 miles. ts

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 16, 2002
Location:
Germantown, WI

the coil pack has failed on my vw 2002 passat 1.8t. i had it towed to the dealer who stated that it should not be driven in its condition. the dealer also stated that it was a part failure and he wasn't suprised. there have been a lot of them lately and the parts are on back order. later that night i did a little research and i find out that hundreds of other people with the 2002 1.8t engine are having the same issue. (vwvortex.com or google.com "vw coil packs") something with the cold weather affects the coil packs. vw should recall these parts and replace them with working coil packs. luckily when mine went i was two blocks from my apartment. it did happen however in the middle of an intersection. the light turned green and i accelerated. about 2 seconds later i experienced an extreme loss of power and a rumbling feeling. the car shuttered and i pulled over to stop. since the dealer stated it was not drivable i am lucky i was not stranded on the freeway as i generally commute 30 minutes to work every day. i worry that myself and other owners of the 1.8t engine will experience the same issue only further from a safe place causing accidents or being stranded on the side of the road. since it is a known failure among vw mechanics its clear that a recall is in order. vw has sold the 1.8t as a quality engine above others in its class and should stand behind it.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12350 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWPD63B52P. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 02, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen PASSAT 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen PASSAT 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.


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