fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,667 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Eos engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222009


  • 9,667 miles


The 2008 Volkswagen Eos' engine suddenly lost power on an interstate highway and luckily, we were able to guide it to the side for safety. We turned the car engine completely off and let it rest for several minutes. It started and we got back on the road and drove directly to a VW service that was closest to us. They saw "faults" of being low on fuel and stated we should fill the fuel tank before it gets to the reserve amount. It has not stopped since we implemented this intervention. However there was an earlier problem with losing the power while driving at freeway speeds that we did not report as it seemed to correct itself within about 60 seconds while driving. Concerns are raised on 2 counts: 1. is it really about fuel level, when no other car I have ever owned has completely stopped when low on fuel (not empty, low) and, 2. this seems to be a complaint that has been experienced by others before. This makes us concerned about the operation of the vehicle, safety and the risk of accidents.

- Mill Creek, WA, USA

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