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are there any known defects or recalls on the current v5 model as ive been reading about chains jumping - seat belt tensioners - water in passenger footwell

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i think 'a lot' of people get water in their footwells...i think i have under my carpet (well i did when i installed my ICE 6 months ago)
 

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Mines a 2001 V5 170 and has never been recalled.

Even when giving them a list of known faults, they just say VW's central computers haven't flagged anything.

If only we had someone one here with access to the VW technical bulletins then we would all know the truth!
 

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O'neill is having a game with his V5 it's a 2001 170BHP the emmisions light keeps cummin on it's been back n forth to the garage 6 times n the last time they've had it for a month but he shud get it back monday (touch wood) but he hates the car now!
 

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Quote: posted by melGTTDI on 19/09/2004 12:10:33

O'neill is having a game with his V5 it's a 2001 170BHP the emmisions light keeps cummin on it's been back n forth to the garage 6 times n the last time they've had it for a month but he shud get it back monday (touch wood) but he hates the car now!

Sounds similar to the problems that Ade had with his V5 170, though he's sold it now and brought a Seat LCR.

Any ideas what the dealer has replaced to try and fix O'neill's problems, or possible symptoms that he has been suffering ?
 

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my emissions light always comes on when i turn the ignition on but goes out as soon as the engine is started.

its never come on while i'm driving.

liquorice ran a vag com check at a club meet when i had my anti hijack etc added and no faults were logged.
 

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hmmm... then i'd think it was either faulty MAF (have you had it replaced?) or faulty lamda sensor?

is yours a 170 or 150?
 

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170, and i havent replaced anything yet, dont know about the person who had it before me.

MAF is prety cheap now, due to the exchange but whatabout Lamda sensors ?
 

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don't know mate.

try cleaning the MAF with some alcohol before you do anything else. give it a clean by taking it out and spraying it with alcohol, refitting it while the battery is disconnected and then reconnecting the battery.

if the light doesn't come back on then it was a dirty maf - and it may pay to get an exchange anyway!

if not then its VAGCOM time.
 

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ok mate, ill try cleaning the MAF tomorrow, it does jerk in 3rd a bit aswell which could also be a sign.

If the emissions are fine and its just a faulty sensor, willthis fail the MOT ?
 

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no, the mot doesn't test engine management electrics etc if thats what you mean. as long as the emmisions fall within the required range for your car/engine then you'll be fine.

be careful with your MAF. it is very sensitive so don't drop it or shake it about! [:)]
 

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i just had a look at the MAF. its a bosch one and looks spotless ? Is it still worth cleaning ?

If its not the MAF, should i be driving it ? if its the lamda sensor, where do i look for that ?

Sorry for all the questions, im just worried my golfs buggered !
 

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Quote: posted by MattyV5 on 27/12/2004 15:11:21

if its the lamda sensor, where do i look for that ?

Your lamda probes will be on the exhaust before and after the CAT, though you will really need VAGCOM to diagnose is these are faulty or not.
 

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Quote: posted by MattyV5 on 27/12/2004 15:11:21

i just had a look at the MAF. its a bosch one and looks spotless ? Is it still worth cleaning ?

If its not the MAF, should i be driving it ? if its the lamda sensor, where do i look for that ?

Sorry for all the questions, im just worried my golfs buggered !

MAF's can just fail... they dont have to be dripping with oil or durt.. they're just a weak VAG part.. sadly :(
 
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