Touareg: 2008 V6
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, US
Second Vehicle: Other
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'08 VR6 Misfire
I was driving yesterday with 3 passengers in the car and did some errands with them. After one stop, the engine already warm, we took off up a hill. I was giving it about 1/4 throttle so the engine was under load. It was about 72 degrees with high humidity outside. The engine started to misfire and surge. The check engine light was flashing for a about 30 seconds and then it went solid for about 15 seconds and then the light went off. It drove fine. And then a short time later it did it again. Same thing, under load. We stopped somewhere and finished our errands and the engine ran fine after that. It hasn't done it today at all. Last night it rained but it's much cooler today but with it being humid still.
To me it sounds like a coil pack. BUT... The car only had 58k miles.
I've owned the car about 1 week and bought it used from a GMC dealership. It has 30 days of warranty. I'm at the dealership now and they can't find any codes. Doesn't the Touareg store any codes? Can they not read it with an OBD controller?
Any tips on what to do next besides getting it in writing that I was here with this problem in case it happens again after my warranty expires?
2008 Touareg, 2014 Tiguan, 1980 CB750 (project bike)