really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,132 miles

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2009 Volkswagen CC engine problems

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2009 Volkswagen CC Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 162016


  • miles


Takata recall... how long are we suppose to ride around in a dangerous vehicle in harms way. The recall went out in February of this year and here it is July with no remedy. I need a loaner vehicle or a new vehicle for this death trap I have. I have a terrible gas leak in my fuel line. The gas smell has moved inside of the vehicle and no one can withstand it. Not only is the smell extremely strong, but the gas leak is even more dangerous than the faulty airbags. Insurance companies total vehicles when airbags deploy, but Volkswagen thinks it's okay for us to ride around in vehicles with faulty, life threatening airbags and faulty fuel lines. This is unacceptable on so many levels and something has to be done and be done immediately.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 232015


  • 112,000 miles
Went to have car service with oil change and upon leaving car was riding rough and found out that a rear main seal had broke on the engine. Had over 12 codes that showed up. After they fixed that problem got fix, the car was towed to a VW dealership where they diagnose the car with slipping of the time chain. This a horrible and I looked online with over a 100 complaints about this issue with the VW Cc and surprise that their isn't a recall on the car. Its a major issue that needs to be looked at immediately.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 192015


  • 118,000 miles
Yesterday I took my vehicle to the VW dealership to be serviced because the epc and engine lights were on. I had to have 3 ignition coils and 4 spark plugs replaced on my vehicle at the VW dealership and the computer software updated. Today the engine light came back on. The epc light came on but went off after I turned the car off and restarted it. The car had trouble starting and lost power as I was driving on a city street. The car shuddered a bit as I was driving on a city street.

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 182015


  • 118,000 miles


The epc and engine lights keep coming on even after I have the vehicle serviced. In one instance, as I was driving on the highway to the VW dealership, the car began to slow down and would not accelerate. Traffic was sparse, so I was able to safely get to the shoulder of the highway. At the VW dealership, I had 3 of the coils and 4 spark plugs replaced. On the same day that I had them replaced the epc and the engine lights came back on, there was a message on the information console stating that the engine should be serviced, and the car powered off. The car was stationary in my driveway at the time.

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 272015


  • 86,195 miles
I just bought this 2009 Cc from buena park Nissan dealership in California, in February 2015 and put in just 6000 miles. I was driving to work on beverly bl on July 27th when all of a sudden the car just lost power while in motion.fortunately I was in the outside lane and was able to pull to the side. After checking to see if there was a loose connection to the battery or whatever....I started it and was able to drive 3 blocks to work before it stalled again. I had it towed to my mechanic and was diagnosed with P2293 low fuel pressure. He said it was drive able but that one day it may not start. After that incident the car has stalled 8 other times twice on the freeway and the last one was at an intersection with my wife and my 87 year old mother in law. I had high pressure fuel pump replaced and as the mechanic came to pick me up to get my car it stalled in the middle of an intersection while he was driving. It stalled again before we got to his shop. I decided to check into this issue and discovered that this is a common problem with the Ccs. I have not driven the car in a month and is parked in new century dealership in glendale, ca.after contacting Volkswagen corporate, they asked me to take it to the nearest dealership which I did. Four days later I got an email stating they cannot offer any financial assistance and more so I am responsible for the $130 diagnosis fee. It is only a matter of time before there serious fatalities from this very dangerous situation.

- Glendale , CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 012014

CC 4-cyl

  • 109,515 miles
I was driving and my 2009 VW Cc 2.0 and my engine started shaking and shut down with no warning, try to start nothing. I towed it to a local VW dealership(chapman ) I got a call the next morning stating my engine timing chain tensional was bad and I might need an engine, but for them to verify if engine is unrepairable I will need 620+tax. I called VW headquarters and spoke with someone who told me that there was no tsb or recall on my vehicle so it was nothing they could do for me. So I started searching online and there is 100 of post and informing on this. I will try calling VW back maybe someone else will help me.

- Bristol, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 022014

CC 4-cyl

  • 73,500 miles


I have I code P2293 which stalls my car.... I see all the other VW owners have the same problem I don't know if VW should fix the problem with they own expenses or what to do"?"

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 142014

CC 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I have a 2009 Cc that after driving for a long time 1-1 1/2 hrs the car boggs down and dies at low speed or coming to a stop. This has happened at least a dozen times since the first occurance. This is a very dangerous safety issue. I went to the dealer and they replaced a fuel pump. In 2-3 days this exact same problem happened again. The engine light code stated that the problem was a fuel pump but that has been replaced already. This needs to be checked into as it is a very dangerous situation and it appears that several individuals are having the same problem.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 042013


  • 23,470 miles
I was having problems with my Cc after I brought from a dealership for 18 days, when I was driving at one night at a speed of 60mph, while driving it seems fine but after 7 minutes, the car has no response while I stepped on the gas pedal, the engine light and battery light showed up, RPM and speed slow down rapidly. I pull over and I restart the car and continue for another 400 yards and car die, I have it towed to dealership next morning and they found out the car has a bad fuel pump and bad fuel intake and has to replace for $1500.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

May 142013

CC 4-cyl

  • 27,770 miles
As we were pulling into our driveway, the car started accelerating. The brake pedal was pressed, but the car revved forward and crashed into the garage door.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

May 242012


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Cc. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the amp warning lamp illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle started to make a loud popping noise and blue smoke was emitted from under the engine compartment. Shortly after, the vehicle had become completely engulfed in flames. The fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 32,000.

- Hanford , CA, USA

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