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Can you publish some advice about the owners considering whether to get the Volkswagen "fix" being applied to EA189 engines actually implemented? I sold my 2011 Audi A3 2.0 TDI to my girlfriend's mother...
As I wouldn't buy any of the current ones, when will VWG make new engines?
The 2014 Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI fix is now available and the letter says there will be increased AdBlue use and 5 free refills will be offered. I phoned Volkswagen and pressed them for more info, they...
I own a 2013 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI (42,000 miles). I've had two letters from Skoda inviting me to have the emissions fix undertaken, but I am happy with the car. Do I need to have the fix done, or...
Has any one else suffered starting problems after the emissions fix on the Volkswagen Golf Plus 1.6 TDI. If so, what action was done to fix the fault as Volkswagen won't give any information regarding...
On your advice, I purchased a 2007 Kia Cee'd 1.4 S in 2008 which has been brilliant, I've only had to replace the battery. Being retired, I only do about 8000 miles a year so I'm considering replacing...
I've just returned from a holiday in delightful Sri Lanka - not a rich country. Why are there thousands of right-hand drive Honda Vezel (CR-V) petrol hybrids there and none in the U.K? Honda says "there's...
My Volvo S40 had a new DPF in 2014 and in December 2016 it needed a new ADM, EGR valve, and DPF cleaning. The engine system service costed £1250 and now an Anti-skid service required warning light has...
I'm considering buying a used 2.0-litre diesel (2013/2014) this year, either a Volkswagen Golf or Audi A3 Sportback (but also considering a 320d) and would like to ask whether, in the light of the Volkswagen...
My 2014 SEAT Alhambra has had a problem with the AdBlue warning light coming on regularly. Each time a warning said 'fill before 600 miles', I filled it. Even though it was completely full I got an orange...
 

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