really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Eos accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202008

Eos 4-cyl

  • miles


I used my trunk for the first time after purchasing my new car. After I shut it, there was a gap between the trunk lid and the bottom, as if it was still open. I put my hand underneath the trunk lid in order to lift and try again. Before I could lift, the trunk hydraulic-ly closed down tightly on my fingers. My hand was clamped, immovable. Luckily in my other hand I had the keys, and was able to unlock the trunk, because the pain was excruciating. I believe this may have had something to do with the mechanics of the hard top convertible which lowers into the trunk. While this may be a good way to trap a burglar who thinks the trunk is open, it is very dangerous, and especially if a small child happened to put their fingers near it. This caused deep indentation marks on the tops and bottoms of my fingers, wrist throbbing and numbness/prickling in my fingers.

- West Hollywood, CA, USA

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