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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,035 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Volkswagen Eos electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152016


  • 34,652 miles


First thing to go on this car was the clutch pack could hear clanking noise when I was slowing down...had to replace.. next came the failed injector..I was driving the car smoke started coming out of the engine and the exchushed pipe car almost caught on fire fuel had leaded all over my the ABS unit needs to be repaired they want $2, car has $34,000 miles on it...the inside of my doors are peeling...they want another $1,000 for that !..&the roof gets stuck half way when its really hot!

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 282015


  • 82,500 miles
Intermittent brake, ABS and traction control lights come on while driving.

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #3

May 152014


  • 48,467 miles
The leaking on this historically defective hardtop convertible has caused yet another problem. My vehicle was entirely flooded, and the dealer and manufacturer say it is nearly a total loss. This has been a continual problem since the model was introduced and Volkswagen has declined to deal with it. My particular car can be driven right now, but may stop running at any time due to the water that has seeped into vital parts, such as brakes and engine.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 262012

Eos 4-cyl

  • 114,500 miles
Check engine light came on, when taken to dealership they say I have a faulty intake manifold runner and it needs to be replaced. If not the vehicle may/will stall. This same part was recalled in the 2006-2008 models of this vehicle and several others. Are the 2009 models affected? the vehicle has been maintained all maintenance has been done to manufacturers recommendations.

- Kerens, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 062009


  • 56 miles
2009 VW Eos - transmission failure in 56 miles. Mechatronics module failure claimed by service dept.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

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