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7.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,750 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102008

Rabbit 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

Frequent near stalls of my 2007 Rabbit 2.5 automatic. This is my 2nd report to you and advised by the orlando sentinel reporter. The car's RPM drops about 1000 RPM on normal acceleration for about 4-6 seconds, never shutting off but just sitting there. This has occurred since taking the lease car in 08, but the dealership refuses to acknowledge the defect. Numerous similar complaints have been filed with edmunds and no action has been taken. This is a very dangerous condition if turning in front of an oncoming line of traffic, and I want it fixed, but also acknowledged by VW. An orlando VW technician told me it also happened in one of their new C model deluxe VW's a month ago. This drop off of power happens almost every time the car is driven. I will advise the orlando sentinel's reporter I have contacted you again. Thank you. Updated 01/18/11. Updated 04/13/11

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 052007

Rabbit

  • 17,400 miles
Above ambient temperatures of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 20 minutes of highway driving my 2007 VW Rabbit experiences bogging, jerking stalling upon coming back onto surface streets mainly the issue occurs on launching at stop lights and stop signs. Issue occurs between 3/4 and 2/3 of a tank. Incident repeats whenever conditions are right. So far diagnostic testing has turned up few leads however a variant of my car has a pending recall for similar symptoms. www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=09V093&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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