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Volkswagen’s reputation for reliability had under fire in Australia.

In World Car of the Year judge, Dowling writes: I hate it I get a phone call or an email a Volkswagen owner experiencing problems with their

This is pretty much how I in the UK. We have all been brought up to in the halo of reliability over VW since the great Doyle Bernbach advertisments for the VW Beetle in the and the 1980s David Bailey for the Golf Mk II GTI Few things in life are as as a Volkswagen.

Yet, in my experience, of VW did not quite live up to that. I was reassured that my VWs were continually repairing because were high quality And while this has not been the of all readers by any means, there is no that the reality of VW ownership has not met the of many of them.

Dowling that he somehow feels responsible for not warning more or more often about the heartache in owning a Volkswagen.


In my time as HJ I’ve had issues VW clutch cable tensioners, discs, heater matrix alternator failures, fuel failures, fuel tank pump failures, doorlocks, systems, windows ECUs, packs, manual gearboxes, belt pulleys, bulkhead well drains, ABS/ESP timing chains, Twincharger DSG transmissions, DMFs, DPFs. the goes on and on.

Yet readers still that by buying a Volkswagen are somehow buying into a level of quality and a higher of car than, for example, a Ford. while they may have more likely to accept a with a Ford, they seem to feel that it never have happened a Volkswagen.

Dowling continues: As a Car of the Year judge I’ve for the past three Volkswagen over the past four — because the cars are to drive and a well executed (No one disagrees with this.) becoming increasingly apparent, is that Volkswagen cars are not as made.

I took a phone on radio just last from a Sydney VW owner who has experiencing problems with her car for and is out of pocket as a result. She was blissfully of the drama that’s been in Melbourne. I felt genuinely much like the VW owners I expect.

Volkswagen’s long standing issues returned to the spotlight in the fortnight after a coroner’s into a fatal crash a Volkswagen Golf that to slow suddenly. It was hit by a truck behind on a Melbourne freeway in The driver of the Golf died. The are due next month.

The coroner’s prompted phone calls and from VW customers who reported a range of mechanical issues engines conking out and gearboxes can hesitate between gears, the car in potentially hazardous situations.

customers complain of engines idle rough or use too much The overwhelming feedback, however, is Volkswagen Australia, in the customer’s doesn’t appear to take the seriously enough.

Indeed dealers have become so by VW’s lack of response have begged customers to up their concerns with office.

But it appears VW Australia, is being hung out to dry by its head in Wolfsburg. News Limited that the German carmaker is to issue a recall locally for the issues affecting cars This is despite the fact VW has vehicles for similar mechanical in North America, China, Singapore and Malaysia. (VW has been to issue 5-year warranties on its DSG in these countries.)

Instead, VW Australia will fix selected models as part of a campaign and has invited concerned to bring their cars in for a up. It has instructed dealers to put more cars on their fleets to with the increase in demand. follows a service campaign for cars in 2010 for engines idled rough or shuddered.)

But action today is almost too too late. VW has allowed this to drag on for too long. Years too The Carsguide website (and website ) has VW customer concerns back years and the number of has only been increasing.

why I believe there is a very risk that this debacle will put a dent in VW sales. Clearly the events the past fortnight have put a dent on consumer confidence in the

VW has had phenomenal growth in Australia the past decade. But the number of who have since expressed about buying a Volkswagen is

Australians take Japanese for granted because about of all new cars sold here are in Japan. But the reality is Japanese routinely top quality surveys the world. It’s not the norm, the benchmark. When we visit the of European car makers it’s not to see Japanese cars stripped to in the back corners as they how to make theirs better.

Over the past 10 years and more Australians have treating themselves to a European car better reliability, but many been dumbfounded and disappointed to the opposite is true.

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My motoring colleagues and I see it every day. A a family member or someone in the wants to buy a VW or another posh Most of us warn them the feedback we regularly receive iffy reliability and high costs. But few of us can change their

A few years ago, Toyota had issues, but came clean and worldwide recalls. In direct it took years for Volkswagen to a supplier issue it had with ATE Mk 60 ABS/ESP modules. These now seem to be resolved, but to reassure customers Toyota went a further and issued a 5-year UK on its cars.

Ford still with a one-year manufacturer followed by a two-year dealer But if VW honestly believes that it a higher quality, more product, why does it too not issue a UK warranty?

If Volkswagen did this, all be a lot happier and VW would sell more cars than it does.

True, ‘bottom line’ would probably increase. But if VW not back up its product better, the bomb it has been sitting of for at the last 20 years could go off and be far damaging to the company.

Latest News Limited 11-6-2013: issued a recall on more 25,000 cars sold in

The cars affected were between June 2008 and 2011 and include the Golf the Jetta sedan, the Polo the Passat sedan and wagon and the van.

The twin clutch DSG will be inspected and if needed on that batch of vehicles.

recall follows two weeks of pressure from customers their cars be fixed for mechanical faults. Complaints engines that conked high oil use, and gearbox In addition to the official recall, Australia will also 4,000 diesel cars to dealerships for inspection.

More Josh Dowling 12-6-2013: and Skoda cars have added to the recall of almost Volkswagen vehicles in Australia overnight.

A batch of 1,746 vehicles made from to 2011 with DSG gearboxes likely be added to the recall of Audi A1 and A3 cars (July to July 2011) announced afternoon. The models affected are the and Superb.

On 13-6-2013 . at a meeting in Marlow, VW UK that there was no widspread DSG in Europe. There are three types of DSG fitted to standard a 6 speed wet clutch type; a 7 wet clutch type; and a 7 speed dry type. There have problems with the Mechatronic of DSG DQ200 s in certain operating such as those with dust, high temperatures, humidity and heavy traffic, as in Russia, China, Japan and With all DSGs, a transmission and microfilter change is recommended 40,000 mies.

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