Class Action lawsuit against VW - tim...
Anonymous

Belleville, IL

#123 Dec 25, 2012
PubNTub wrote:
I have a 2003 Jetta Wolfsburg 1.8t with 115,000 miles on it. Same ol' story! My Son was driving to work last Thurday, stop at a stop light, light turns green and car won't move! Completely dead! Towed to my personal mechanic. Chain Broke, bent rods, NO Compression.. Engine Completely SHOT. Now I have a broken VW Jetta in my garage! Any news on the lawsuit? Anyone want to buy a 2003 Jetta in Very good condition? Location North Carolina
Is it the cam timing chain or the timing belt that broke ?
andy b

Hull, UK

#125 Jan 7, 2013
I will join if i can. Im from hull england. My tension went and its knackered up my chain. Only last november i was told the chain doesnt need changing. Now i face £1,000 bill as the valves have twisted. :( vw dont give a toss.
Susan S

Santa Barbara, CA

#126 Jan 7, 2013
I bought a 2004 Jetta in July 2012 with 83K miles. One month later the timing belt broke and bent some valves. I towed it back to the dealer and insisted they share the $1700 repair bill. Got it back and it idles REALLY rough and now the check engine light is on! What a pile of junk this car is. I wish I had read all this before buying this junk heap.
Martin

Minneapolis, MN

#127 Jan 15, 2013
05' Jetta -GLS 91k miles.
Serviced by Luther Westside VW in MPLS. on a regular basis.
Driving on interstate I-35 and car expires on Friday night.
Towed to Schmeltz VW...same story. Bent valves, new head, blah blah.
Basically $3500.
Got call today...may be worse than expected...gotta go take a look at it tomorrow.
It was a perfectly good car on Friday morning. Now it's F'ed.
If you get this class action thing going; count me in.
Dan

Sandy, UT

#128 Jan 16, 2013
2005 GTI 1.8T 85,000 miles

Driving on highway, car suddenly stops. Broken/damaged timing belt, bent valves,$3000. Same as most people here. Went to the VW dealership today to ask them about it and the service guy told me they recommend changing it at 70,000 to 80,000 miles, and then pretended to have never heard that the owners manual recommended changing at 105,000. Even looked over at his buddies to try to confirm his number, and they wouldn't even look him in the eye (guess they weren't as good as him at lying...)

There was a class action lawsuit a few years ago over timing belt issues on 1999 1.8L Passat and a few early 2000 model year Audi A4 and TT's which the plaintiffs won. All of us here probably have a case since most of our owner manuals recommend changing the belts at 105,000.

How do we get this started??? I'm in.
nancy

Mechanicsville, VA

#129 Jan 17, 2013
2003 1.8 turbo. So far had tranny problems last week 3200.00. drivng it yesterday all of a sudden the car jurks twice but keeps driving ..got it to a repair guy to fine out the turbo went out. I bought this car not even 2 years ago for 6000. I have sunk at least another 10,000. Yesterdays cost will be another 2500... God help the ppl that bought a VW.. I WILL NEVER BUY A VW AGAIN. NEVER!!! THEY R JUNK
Matt

Shinnston, WV

#130 Jan 19, 2013
when is this getting started?? i want to find out how to get involved please. [email protected] i own two VW jettas..2005 (old body) GLS and 2004 GLI. havent had problems yet but i want to prepare myself.
Christina Garcia

San Antonio, TX

#131 Jan 28, 2013
My sister replaced her timing belt on her 2004 Beelte at approx 68K miles. The dealership replaced it in December 2012 and it snapped 2 weeks ago. The car is now trashed and we need information ASAP please on the class action lawsuit regarding these fauly timing belts against VW.
The dealership is acting in bad faith please help.
Francesca Massenz

Cape Town, South Africa

#132 Jan 31, 2013
A message from SA..I love my EOS, but I am so upset with my service centre as I took it in for repairs (loud screeching noise) in Jun 2012 and said "they could not find a problem". The noise did stop, but I now put it down to a bit of Q10 spray...
A few months later, out of warranty, they want me to pay for repairs and repairs to tappets. Does this car have tappets, I don't even know! They said originally the noise came from OUTSIDE the car! What BOLLOCKS!
Don Coniski

Beverly Hills, FL

#133 Feb 4, 2013
I have a 2005 Jetta GLS and the timing belt broke recently without even the slightest amount of notice, no lights, no signals, no sounds. My car just died going south on the Florida Turnpike AT 75 mph. This is third time that this car has failed me. It is going to cost me $3,000 because the engine is toast. After reading all of the different stories in this forum I am suprised that VW didn't or doesn't warn people of the problems. I am very disappointed with VW because I thought that they were a very reputable company but I am really starting to wonder. As soon as I get the Jetta up and running again I will be trading it in for a Honda,Toyota,Subaru or some other reliable car. So much for German Engineering.
Anonymous

Belleville, IL

#134 Feb 4, 2013
Don Coniski wrote:
I have a 2005 Jetta GLS and the timing belt broke recently without even the slightest amount of notice, no lights, no signals, no sounds. My car just died going south on the Florida Turnpike AT 75 mph. This is third time that this car has failed me. It is going to cost me $3,000 because the engine is toast. After reading all of the different stories in this forum I am suprised that VW didn't or doesn't warn people of the problems. I am very disappointed with VW because I thought that they were a very reputable company but I am really starting to wonder. As soon as I get the Jetta up and running again I will be trading it in for a Honda,Toyota,Subaru or some other reliable car. So much for German Engineering.
How many mile are on the engine ?
Jess G

Stafford Springs, CT

#135 Feb 5, 2013
2005 Jetta GLS, timing belt broke at 69,000 miles and destroyed my engine. Count me in!
James

United States

#136 Feb 14, 2013
Well every car with a timing belt will do the same thing not just Vw! Especially if you have overhead cams. As amatter of fact dont most cars Warranties for 36000 miles! some of the cars on here are almost 10 years old i dont understad why any one would think that the dealer ship would fix Anything after the warranty is up And I believe Mitsubishi Says every 30 to 50,000 miles. But if you buy a car with a timing belt plan on spending some money. I've had timing chains go bad in a few cars over 200.000 and never damage the motor.
Bertha64

United States

#137 Feb 14, 2013
Cocopebbles wrote:
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How many mile are on the engine ?
Is that for a hole new engine?
nursesusie

Fitchburg, MA

#138 Feb 17, 2013
2009 vw jetta wolfsberg 71141.00 timing belt junk......... What the hell
jettaman

Frederick, MD

#139 Mar 22, 2013
Vw is a very good company with very well built and dependable cars, with the exception of the 1.8t. I have had quit a few of these motors and I have stripped them down to nothing to find the problem, and what I found is the cat is bolted to the turbo, what that does is when you cut the car off all that heat from the cat goes right back into the turbo, about 1000 degrees. In turn that bakes the oil in the turbo and makes it to thick to pump back up to the top of the engine inside the head, without oil pressure the dual overhead cam chain hydraulic tensioner can't keep the chain tight and cams can fall out of time and/or trash valve bearings on the valve train. If you end up with one of these motors get the cat delete installed and use synthetic oil every 3000 miles. Then you will appriciate what a 1.8t can do.
Tommy

Washington, DC

#140 Mar 25, 2013
Have a 2011 Jetta, went to get free oil change. They I need to replace my timing belt $1400.woyh the economic why by a brand new car. Bought use cars and 200,00 miles with minor repairs.what up with them they c it's a problem
JXB

Chicago, IL

#141 Mar 26, 2013
My 2004 1.8T Jetta's timing belt broke and destroyed the engine -- the car is in great condition, but now needs a complete rebuild for $4k. Any word on the suit?
Sarah

Indianapolis, IN

#142 Apr 2, 2013
I had my timing belt go bad a little less than two years ago around 100,000 miles, but the really shady/scary/stressful thing is that less than 30,000 miles later my timing belt has broken again! The first time it was over $2,000 to fix this time it will probably be the same. The repairs for this car are almost exceeding the Kelly Blue Book. I just want to know why the second timing belt broke after only 30,000 miles. Could anyone offer any advice as to what could possibly be causing this? The water pump and pulleys were replaced the first time my belt broke.

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Since: Apr 13

Long Island, NY

#143 Apr 26, 2013
Hi Christina,

That's terrible about what happened with your sister. Can you contact me and tell me more about it? I think you should be able to figure out where to reach me! Thanks!
Christina Garcia wrote:
My sister replaced her timing belt on her 2004 Beelte at approx 68K miles. The dealership replaced it in December 2012 and it snapped 2 weeks ago. The car is now trashed and we need information ASAP please on the class action lawsuit regarding these fauly timing belts against VW.
The dealership is acting in bad faith please help.

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