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Don’t Hotwire Glow Plugs

This bulletin applies to the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan or any VW equipped with a TDI diesel engine. According to VW, DO NOT test the glow plugs by applying battery voltage to see if they glow. They will become damaged or non-functioning in a very short period of time.

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Let the VW Bleed

This bulletin applies to 2012 VW Routan vehicles equipped with MK20 or MK60 ABS, as a precaution during pressure brake system bleeding.

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Where’s the Steering Angle Sensor?

Some VW Golf, Jetta and Passat vehicles equipped with electromechanical power steering have the G85 steering angle sensor located in the steering rack.

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Hot & Cold VW

Owners of 2009 and later Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen models may note a lack of heat with the mode selection set on “Vent,” but enough heat with the mode set to “Floor.”

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VW Memories

This bulletin applies to all 2006 and later Volkswagen EOS, Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Golf/GTI, Passat and Tiguan models. Be advised that there are two separate trip memories incorporated into the MFI.

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VW Steering Angle

This bulletin applies to 2013 Volkswagen Passat sedan models. It may be noted during a Guided Functions or Vehicle Self Diagnosis scan that address word 04 for the steering angle sensor displays active. A direct communication to the steering angle sensor is not possible through this view.

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Choking VW

This bulletin applies to 2013 Volkswagen Routan and all other models equipped with a TDI engine. If you receive a complaint of low power with a TDI engine, check the mass airflow sensor reading in measuring block, group 00, field 10.

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Rattling Routan

This bulletin applies to 2011 VW Routan vehicles where a knocking/rattling noise appears to be coming from the transmission. Apparently some vehicles may have been assembled with insufficiently tightened crankshaft-to-transmission torque converter drive plate fasteners.

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VW TDI Tip

Provided here is a tip from Volkswagen regarding all models equipped with the TDI engine that exhibits a low-power complaint.

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Strange VW Message

According to Volkswagen, if you encounter a malfunction message “$33$10” while performing a software update, try removing pin 6 from the Data Link Connector (DLC) and attempt the software update with the pin removed.

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