Every car brand has trouble with specific mechanical issues. Cars are complex machines that sometimes run into trouble. Being aware of the common problems can help you stay ahead of them. If you own a Volkswagen, these are a few VW maintenance problems you may expect in your future.
VW automatic transmissions may have difficulty shifting gears once they have a few miles on them. You may experience a jerky ride quality. This could be the result of a bad sensor or failed transmission. If you are experiencing shifting issues, get the transmission checked soon as continuing to drive may cause further issues.
Sometimes the anti-lock brake system module can fail. This causes the ABS light to be set. The ABS module will need to be replaced. You should be okay to drive your car in for servicing. However, this is not an issue you want to ignore for long.
One of the simpler VW repair issues is that headlight bulbs may burn out quickly. This is typically due to a problem with the headlight wiring harness. Some connectors may need to be replaced to resolve the issue. If you notice that your headlight bulbs seem to burn out at an accelerated rate, this may be the problem.
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail, resulting in a misfire. This should illuminate the check engine light. Don’t attempt to drive the vehicle if this happens. This could be due to a failed spark plug wire. Fortunately, this can be fixed relatively quickly once diagnosed.
Engine oil leaks may develop as you drive your Volkswagen. They are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner. The gaskets can be replaced, which should resolve the issue. If you notice leaking oil or a burning smell, this may be the culprit.
Bring your Volkswagen to Precision Imports in Manchester, New Hampshire. We are happy to help you with all your VW maintenance needs. Please stop by our convenient Faltin Drive location or schedule an appointment online.