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- Volkswagen vehicle logbook servicing
- Air conditioning servicing and repair
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- Auto electrical work
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- Brake, steering and suspension repair and replacement
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common faults we see
At Accelerate Automotive, we're well-versed in the unique intricacies of European vehicles, particularly Volkswagen. In our experience, we've encountered a variety of issues, some more common than others. Below, you'll find a list of frequent faults we see with these vehicles.
Are you experiencing any of these problems with your Volkswagen? Don't hesitate to contact us — we're here to provide expert assistance and solutions.
- Timing Chain and Tensioner Failure - may manifest as unusual engine noises, such as rattling or ticking sounds, especially during startup or while driving. Additionally, you may experience reduced engine performance. We have seen this fault is most commonly seen in the Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Tiguan, CC, and EOS models with the 2.0 TSI engine often have engine codes like "CBFA" or "CCZA" (Passat) and "CCTA" or "CBFA" (Golf, Tiguan, CC, EOS).
- High-Pressure Fuel Pump Failure - you may notice your engine misfires, loss of power, and a pronounced hesitation during acceleration, often accompanied by a check engine light on the dashboard. Additionally, extended cranking or difficulty starting the engine can be indicative of this issue. We have seen this fault is most commonly seen in the Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Tiguan, CC, and EOS models with the 2.0 TSI engine often have engine codes like "CBFA" or "CCZA" (Passat) and "CCTA" or "CBFA" (Golf, Tiguan, CC, EOS).
- Carbon Build-Up - symptoms such as rough idling, decreased engine performance, and potential misfires. Additionally, a check engine light may illuminate on the dashboard, signaling the need for intake valve cleaning to restore engine efficiency. We have seen this fault is most commonly seen in the Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Tiguan, CC, and EOS models with the 2.0 TSI engine often have engine codes like "CBFA" or "CCZA" (Passat) and "CCTA" or "CBFA" (Golf, Tiguan, CC, EOS).
- Oil leaks from the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) - oil leaks from the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) there is an oil leak in a vehicle, it can lead to a reduction in the oil level, potentially causing engine components to run without proper lubrication. We have seen this fault is most commonly seen in VW Golf FSI engines like BPY, and TSI engines like CCTA and CBFA, VW Passat 1.8T engines (code AEB, AUG, AWM) and some V6 engines (code VAG), VW Jetta 1.8T engines (codes AWP, AWW) and TSI engines like CCTA, VW Beetle 2.0L engines (code AEG) and 1.8T engines (code APH, AWV), VW Tiguan TSI engines, particularly CCTA and CBFA and VW Touareg V6 engines like the AXQ and older V8 engines (code BAR).
- DSG Transmission Issues include jerky shifts, delayed gear engagement, transmission overheating, and in some cases, complete transmission failure. These problems may arise due to various factors, including the dual-clutch mechanism, mechatronic unit faults, or software glitches. We have seen this fault is most commonly seen in the following models:
- Volkswagen Golf - TSI engines (CCTA, CBFA) and TDI engines (CJAA). DSG Type: These are mainly the 6-speed DQ250 and 7-speed DQ200 transmissions.
- Volkswagen Passat - TDI engines like BKP, BMN, and TSI engines. DSG Type: These are mainly the 6-speed DQ250 and 7-speed DQ200 transmissions.
- Volkswagen Jetta - (CCTA, CBFA) and TDI engines (CJAA). DSG Type: These are mainly the 6-speed DQ250 and 7-speed DQ200 transmissions.
- Volkswagen Beetle - TSI engines (CCTA, CBFA). DSG Type: Mainly the 6-speed DQ250.
- Volkswagen Tiguan - TSI engines (CCTA, CBFA). Mainly the 6-speed DQ250 and 7-speed DQ200 transmissions.
- Volkswagen Touareg - V6 TDI engines (e.g., CASA) and some petrol engines. DSG Type: The 8-speed automatic transmission in the Touareg, though technically not a DSG, has shown similar issues.
- EGR Value Issue affects engine performance and environmental compliance. The EGR valve is vital for lowering vehicle emissions by recirculating part of the exhaust gases into the engine cylinders. When it fails, VW vehicles can suffer from reduced power, rough idling, or stalling due to disrupted exhaust gas flow, impacting the air-fuel mixture and combustion process. We most commonly see this issue in the following VW models; The VW Golf with 2.0L TDI engines, such as the CBEA and CJAA, and the VW Passat with engines like the 2.0L EA188 and EA288, are notable examples. The VW Jetta, particularly with the 2.0L CBEA and CJAA engines, also faces similar problems. The VW Tiguan's issues are mostly found in the 2.0L TDI engines, including the CFFB and CAWA. In the VW Touareg, the V6 TDI engines like the CASA and CATA are affected.
- Excessive oil consumption, is primarily attributed to faults in engine design and components. This problem, often seen in certain TSI and FSI petrol engines, is due to factors like deteriorating piston rings, valve seals, or issues with the turbocharger system, leading to oil seeping into the combustion chamber and burning off. Notable models affected include the VW Golf, Passat, Jetta, and Tiguan, predominantly with TSI engines like the EA888 (codes CCTA, CBFA) and FSI engines (codes BPY, CAWB). Additionally, the 2.0L TDI engines (codes such as CBEA, CJAA) in models like the Jetta and Passat have also been reported to experience this issue. This excessive oil consumption can lead to reduced engine performance, increased emissions, and the need for more frequent oil top-ups, making it a significant concern for owners.
- Water pump failures across several models primarily affect the cooling system's efficiency. Notable models include the VW Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Beetle, particularly the 2.0L TSI engines (CCTA, CBFA), the 2.0L FSI engines (BPY), and the 1.8T engines. Failures typically arise from leaking seals, bearing malfunctions, or impeller defects, often leading to overheating and potential engine damage.
- Electronic Thermostat failure - due to electronic or mechanical issues, resulting in incorrect engine temperature readings, overheating, or poor engine performance. This is seen across a variety of Volkswagen models across the range.
The common faults that we have experienced extend far beyond what you see on this page. We have offered a glimpse into some common faults we frequently encounter. While the list you see here is just a snapshot, it reflects our in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of issues. Sharing this knowledge highlights our proficiency and serves as a valuable resource for our customers. If you're facing a specific issue that's not listed, rest assured that our experienced team is well-equipped to address various challenges. Regular Volkswagen Service and periodic inspections can help detect and address issues before they lead to more significant problems.
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