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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,858 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Volkswagen Eos engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282015


  • 101,841 miles


First incident (many more to follow) occurred while driving downhill on highway. The entire dash panel appeared to have gone haywire and then car just turned off. Coasted off of the road and was towed down the hill. Charged the battery and it started just fine, for about 20 miles, then the same thing occurred and car turned off. Had car towed to dealership, after diagnosis, had fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and gasket replaced. During their test drive, car stalled out again. Had to also replace alternator, freewheel pulley and battery. Picked up car, before I even got home engine lamp came on again, took back to dealership in a closer location to me. Now the problem was turbo underboost and evap system leaks, reccommended replacement of turbo purge valve, evap purge valve and evap vent hose. Volkswagen is aware of and has had many complaints for these same problems, yet they have done nothing about it, and can only apologize to their customers that they are having a problem with "their" particular vehicle. I am concerned that my vehicle will not even pass smog next year at this rate, given I could not find any smog records at all for this it possible to fake a smog check to dmv and re-sell a lemon?? I was definitely duped!

- Isleton, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172014

Eos 4-cyl

  • 75,875 miles
Ignition coil failed. Had to get the coil replaced as well as replaced all spark plugs in case failure affected them all.

- Lake St Louis, MO, USA

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