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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Eos electrical problems

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2010 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272016

Eos

  • 79,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While my wife was driving home from work last night on a dark curvy two lane road, the right front headlight, fog light, marker light/signal, right rear tail light/brake light/signal, third brake light, and strangely the left front side maker, all went out at once. Only the daytime running lamp, side marker light, and mirror signal light were still functional on the right side of the car. When she parked in the driveway I checked the fuses and found the 30-amp fuse at the rear of the under hood fuse block was very hot but not blown. When I wiggled it all the affected lights came back on. I then removed the fuse and the plastic around the terminal that was towards the passengers side of the car was melted. The fuse block itself also suffered some melting at this terminal. The 30-amp fuse was not blown so I know power didn't exceed the capacity of the fuse that is the correct size/rating for that location. After some research I am finding that this potential fire hazard and confirmed safety hazard is more common than I would like to see. She is now afraid of driving her car at night in fear that all lights will go out and cause her to get into an accident either from her leaving the road due to poor lighting or getting hit by another vehicle due to inoperable tail lights. Any info or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

- Winterville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 132016

Eos 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Eos. While driving the vehicle, it independently shifted into neutral. The anti skid control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to be operated by restarting the vehicle numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a master computer error and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle also experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was a transmission malfunction. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000. Updated 06/15/16 the consumer stated the master computer was repaired. However, two months later, the problem resurfaced again. After the transmission gear box was repaired, the cruise control stopped working. Updated 06/27/16.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

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