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post #41 of 205 Old 05-11-2018
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here are some fixes by chinese touareg owners
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post #42 of 205 Old 05-22-2018
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Just got the news today that my engine has water inside.

Dream car to drive in the rain, but I had to drive through heavy rain from Indiana to Virginia the beginning of the month. Got to destination and back home without a problem. Left the car sitting for several days while I flew west. When I got home it ran for about 1/4 mile then died, never to start again. Dealer informed me that I had driven the car into water. I explained that it was only driven in rain. The Dealer suggested that I contact my insurance to report that the car had sustained flood d damage. Insurance wonít cover engine. Waiting to hear back from VW Customer Service.
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post #43 of 205 Old 05-22-2018
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This is a known problem did you see the post from China? I Think VW of America is going to give you a hard time with this problem!!! Get ready for battle.
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I did see the post. That is why I was letting more people know about the situation.
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I'm on the first incident... Insurance won't cover as the car was not in a flood...
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I've just searched this as for the second time in 4 months air filter is wet at the bottom but drain appears to be clear? if water could be entering on intake pipe somewhere. Thinking of changing for K&N so bits of air filter don't enter engine. 3.0tdi 2014
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post #47 of 205 Old 06-05-2018
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I just had 20K service done at the dealer on my 2017 FSI. They replaced the air filter and didn't mention that it was wet. I usually wash my car at a touch free high water pressure place so I was concerned that my air filter would get soaked with water.
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Following up- I replaced my wet filter 9 months ago and made sure the new one was installed properly. I went through a Chicago winter, numerous car washes, and spring/summer heavy rains. I opened the air box up for the first time last week and the filter has zero damage. No signs of water having entered. I have to say, I was very surprised.


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post #49 of 205 Old 06-25-2018
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Everyone who finds water damage on the air filter needs to do this. You need to file a NHTSA safety defect complaint.

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/

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Your Complaint is Important
LET'S GET STARTED!

COMPLETE this 5-step form -- it takes about 5 minutes, and have the following information handy:

Email Address -- To file a complaint without one or for other assistance, please call the Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).
Your VIN What's this?
Make
Model
Year of your vehicle

Any documentation you have related to your complaint, such as photos or a police report
Give pictures, give the links to the recall in China, give statements.

This is the only way you will ever get VW to admit and do something about this problem.

Anything that can cause the engine to seize and suddenly stop working is classified by the NHTSA as a major safety defect. Water getting sucked into a running engine falls into this category.
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post #50 of 205 Old 06-26-2018
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I just started to follow this thread,because I'm about to buy a "new" 2016 TDI. My 2012 has never had this issue or never heard of this happening. VW must have changed the design of the filter for this group of engines. Is the answer to check the filters on a regular basis,especially if you are drive in heavy rain? Want to avoid this obviously
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