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Known/common faults

Post by polo2k » Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:36 pm

i have decided that since cars do eventually go wrong , and quite often a lot of people may ghet a similar problem so if youi have a fault that you think may have been a common fault then please tell us.
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Spark plug failure
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Post by KarlM » Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:22 pm

ignition barrels fail after 60k. £100 for a new one.

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Post by SpikeyG40 » Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:07 am

mk5 1 litre
Leaky head gasket due to crack after apporx 17k miles

water pump fault approx 18k miles

ignition barrel faulty after approx 19k miles

all repaired under VW warranty :D

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Post by Josh_PoloGTi » Sat Jun 28, 2003 8:41 am

I know mine's a GTi, but here's a list of the problems I've had (and I know they are common faults):

* Ignition Barrel Failed
* Pedal Box Cracked/Clutch Cable Frayed/Clutch Plate Knackered
* Gearbox Noisy
* Rear Washerjet Pipe Split, causing damage to the boot lock electrics

That's it. I hope I don't get any more problems as the car runs out of warranty next month :?

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Post by Redline » Sat Jun 28, 2003 5:34 pm

Only fault I've had so far was an oil pressure sensor. Warning light kept coming on intermittently for low oil pressure.

Replaced under VW warranty after two attempts.

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Post by Petrified » Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:04 pm

On my MK5 the Ignition barrel failed after a week. Do I win?? :wink:
Then they refitted the steering wheel *slightly* off centre. Ughhh.

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Post by Josh_PoloGTi » Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:05 pm

Oh! Don't get me started on the allignment of steering wheels... I've given up!

On my 6N I took it back about 5 times until they got it nearly right. :cry:

My 6N2 has a very slight skew to the left.

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Post by SpikeyG40 » Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:24 pm

speed sensor on one of the rear wheels was faulty, which made the ABS light keep coming on! quite happily changed by our friendly vee-dub garage for a mere £91! HOW MUCH????? :shock:

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Post by matty2767 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:59 pm

put rear washer pipe back on at 20k. and had to replace boot lock becuase the water had damaged it. the dashboard light has never worked since.

rear brakes/handbrake squeeching and grinding from about 4k now at 30k they have seized 2x. in between various vw garages have carried out work on the brake system 15x.

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Post by Petrified » Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:10 pm

Josh_PoloGTi wrote:Oh! Don't get me started on the allignment of steering wheels... I've given up!

On my 6N I took it back about 5 times until they got it nearly right. :cry:

My 6N2 has a very slight skew to the left.
I never got mine sorted out. :evil:

And I bet the person who has my 6n2 now has probably taken it back a few times...

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Post by Mounaki » Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:36 pm

hi guys im kinda new here! thought id share my wee....ok my many probs i had with my baby.
here goes...
my rear wash jet is now buggered for the 2nd time, boot light keeps comin on cos the water leeking on electrics. :roll: :x 1st time round it buggerd the lock totally and had to have it changed.
feck!!
warrenty runs out in march eeek better sort it out asap!
other probs include steering wheel allignment was off, driver side door lock jammed was "repaired" then bust after a week so had to have that changed :x , rattling from the dash (drove me nuts for aaages cos the guys at vw could figure ware it was comin from) turns out the prob was low down behind the ashtray area, and finnally the gear box....was finding it hard to put it into reverse and making it stay in reverse!

is it me or is my car a bucket??? :cry:
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Post by pettsy » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:54 am

siezed rear brakes :x

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Post by jon_poloV » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:42 am

hi there these are th eprobs ive had:-

tapping from gearbox
internal door handles peeling, replaced under warenty
split rear wash wipe pipe.
steering arm os replaced due wobbly

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Post by AshLeMacq » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:43 pm

A couple of people seem to have had the brake switch go.


If your break light a on all the time this is whats wrong, not expensive to fix.

Few screws to remove panel above pedals. Its at the top of the break pedal.

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Re: faults

Post by SpikeyG40 » Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:53 pm

jon_poloV wrote:internal door handles peeling
i think my bro's is doing that, more from wear n tare possibly, but even still, should do it on a new car like that

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