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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by Maxi4life » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 pm

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by flatpackdan » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:05 pm

Mojoke wrote:As soon as VW have finished p*ssing about with mine I will get a re-map done; not necessarily for performance, but for efficiency. Clearly my van is not running to optimum. I've always done lots of annual mileage (30-40k), and some time in the past I used to drive like there was no tomorrow (and occasionally paid for the privilege in points and fines!) but generally in company cars. Now its my own vehicle I tend to be in less of a hurry, with an eye on reliability and economy.

in my most recent previous 1.9TDI Passat I averaged 46-50 mpg, even pushing it hard. With the Caddy, even driving it like a retired vicar I was struggling to get anywhere close to 40mpg pre-recall, and now it is all over the place, but mostly around 28-32mpg.

All those saying they will skip the emissions recall, how will you stand at MOT time, or when you sell the vehicle on? And does a re-map effect this too?

Your van shouldn't fail the MOT without the recall. The emmisions "scandal" was to do with the ECU software temporaily lowering exhaust NO emissions under test conditions. This way it was able to pass the more strict (no surprises there) US compliance. The general day-to-day CO/NO emissions are very low and will pass the UK MOT any day.

With regards to resale, that would be down to the buyer, if they were bothered enough about it. Really it should not affect resale value, purely because the recall makes no difference whatsoever to the emissions output under normal use.
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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by Mastakillahkungfu » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Received my letter several weeks ago. Have no intention of having it done as I have a remap. Had an MOT done on Monday, no mention of emissions. Pasted after I removed my dash cam mount! Letter says you can have the update done at any time, so you could always offer a buyer the option of remap or emissions update.


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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by dshelton999 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:58 pm

I Had mine in yesterday for the recall and i can honestly say that when i picked it up it felt quicker and also a little smoother. i was also sceptical about having it done but i am glad i did now. i haven't noticed any change in mpg but its probably a little to early on to say for definite.

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by dshelton999 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:03 pm

I forgot to say that they did the health check and came back with the following:

rear pads at 80%
rear discs could do with replacing
turbo oil return pipe leaking
cambelt due

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by John stratton » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:58 pm

dshelton999 wrote:I Had mine in yesterday for the recall and i can honestly say that when i picked it up it felt quicker and also a little smoother. i was also sceptical about having it done but i am glad i did now. i haven't noticed any change in mpg but its probably a little to early on to say for definite.
Had mine done on Friday . Have not noticed any running difference. Filled up just after so will check and report any mpg difference in about a week .


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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by stejc09 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:14 pm

Wouldn't recommend had the recall done. Now the egr valve has gone

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by John stratton » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:05 pm

stejc09 wrote:Wouldn't recommend had the recall done. Now the egr valve has gone
How do we prove the emissions update causes the egr to fail , I only wish we could but I don't know how.


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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by Mojoke » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:12 am

John stratton wrote:How do we prove the emissions update causes the egr to fail , I only wish we could but I don't know how.
Read my update on my "into limp mode" thread!

The answer is, you cannot PROVE it, but VW are accepting on a case by case basis that this a know problem and they are resolving it, but not without a fight! (from their perspective imagine the cost if they publicly admit it and the floodgates opened. It'll cost them billions worldwide...)

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by John stratton » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:18 pm

Mojoke wrote:
Read my update on my "into limp mode" thread!

The answer is, you cannot PROVE it, but VW are accepting on a case by case basis that this a know problem and they are resolving it, but not without a fight! (from their perspective imagine the cost if they publicly admit it and the floodgates opened. It'll cost them billions worldwide...)
Ok here is my MPG update after having the emissions recall completed .

Most of my running is local round town work .

Before the recall I was getting 41 mpg minimum .

I have just filled up and found that my mpg has reduced by 13 % , mpg for the same round town work is now 36 .
I will check again on my next fill up but to say the least I am not happy . The letter from VW states it will have no impact to mpg . I don't plan to leave this as is , I feel totally let down by VW .
My vehicle is a 2011 1.6 TDI with 23000 miles recorded . I know the response will be take it to VW for a diagnostics check at a cost of £130.
I hope others will check mpg if you have the update done so that we can decide a course of action together, we cannot let VW get away with the false claim in the letter sent to owners stating that mpg will not be effected . This is simply not a true statement as far as my vehicle is concerned at the moment .



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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by caddymad99 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:57 pm

i had recall done , egr went next day ! been a week and vw still not saying if they will sort it as "goodwill"

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by John stratton » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:10 pm

caddymad99 wrote:i had recall done , egr went next day ! been a week and vw still not saying if they will sort it as "goodwill"
Are you in contact with VW customer care or a dealer ?


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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by Mojoke » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:42 am

caddymad99 wrote:i had recall done , egr went next day ! been a week and vw still not saying if they will sort it as "goodwill"
I luckily had a huge amount of support from the dealer. All my dealings direct with VW stopped at "you'll need to pay £130 for diagnostics"... they were useless and totally unhelpful. But thats what VW are paying their call centre agents to sit on the phones and do, to keep the problem at arms length. But they KNOW its a problem.

Speak nicely to the dealer, but be firm with them. Tell him you know a number of people in the Caddy and VW community who have had EXACTLY the same issue, that VW know very well that a reasonable percentage (but not everyone by any means) of 1.6TDI's have had this issue, that IS almost certainly caused by the recall (and is too soon and far too common after the emissions remap to be purely coincidence), and that you will accept nothing else but a full warranty replacement of the EGR as they have done for many other vehicles.

Quote the 50+ cases already reported to Honest John and that you will be in touch with them/the papers to add your name to the list. Tell them you will not pick up your vehicle until it is fixed at VW's expense. Expect to be without the car for a week or so, but it'll still be better than shelling out £1300 or so.

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Re: 1.6TDI Emission recall Done

Post by Mojoke » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:54 am

Out of interest, my fuel consumption has still not improved much. With around 500 miles done since the new EGR was fitted, the "Average MPG (2)" (the cumulative one, rather than the trip one) on the dash is sitting at 38.2MPG. A bit sh*t to be honest. I have a long motorway trip over the weekend (to the guitar show in Birmingham... anyone going?), so it'll be interesting to see how that changes on a run.

Mine is a DSG, its interesting that I can get slightly better MPG if I flick it into manual shift and push it into a higher gear at lower revs slightly sooner than the DSG would allow. It has very sluggish response though. There just isn't enough torque at 14-2000 rpm to allow it to accelerate properly without dropping down to a gear which allows revving over 25-3000 rpm.

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