Anyone considering keeping the car and having the emissions correction

Discussion in '2012-2016 VW Passat TDI forum' started by ggbaas, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. ggbaas

    ggbaas Member

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    Hi |Folks, Anyone considering taking the compensation and having the emissions correction. Is there any definitive information out there regarding the effect that the emissions changes will have on current fuel economy?
     
  2. JazzBeBop

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    I got my 2015 Passat SE TDI manual done last Thursday, as of this posting, seven days and the car runs smoothly. I did notice a slight diesel smell for the first time. It may have been another vehicle, but I noticed the smell.
     
  3. DubFamily

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    The newer models (2015s and up) have a fix available now; it is 2 part and is supposed to have no effect on performance or economy. The older generation cars are not fixable yet, they are still working on it.
     
  4. xeno555

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    Car without DEF or CANBUS probably will not be able to be fixed.
     
  5. Tizeye

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    I have thought about that but with the mileage, wear and tear and the knowledge that the dealer has all the 2016 dead inventory on the back lot that will get the same fix and be sellable, it make more sense to complete the buyback of the 2015 with 30,000 miles then buy a 2016 with zero miles and no parking lot dinks.
     
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    Well it's been parked sinse it arrived in the US. heh
     
  7. Doyle Potter

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    I just had the high pressure fuel pump go on mine at 58000 miles. It was replaced with no problems under warranty. However, when I got it back there was a diesel smell that lasted for several days and has dissipated. This was due to the replacement of the fuel injectors and rail. This is probably what they did in the modification of the system I suspect.
     
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  8. Doyle Potter

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    Just for your information, my daughters TDI, identical model, experienced the same problem at approximately the same mileage give or take a 1000 to 2000 miles.
     
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  9. powderman

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    Turned in my 2012 Passat TDI SEL Premium for $21K with 110k miles on the clock
    Bought "new" 2015 Passat TDI SEL Premium for $31K with 21 miles on the clock

    I wish i could do this every 5 years
     
  10. powderman

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    All the 2016's were sent out of country
     
  11. DubFamily

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    No VW diesels were sent out of country; it was forbidden by the EPA settlement. No 2016s hit US shores, as they never got approved for sale to begin with.

    2015s just sat on dealer lots for ~2 years until approved for sale (I assume Tizeye was referring to 2015s).
     
  12. Christopher Yeager

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    As of currently the 2015s are being cherry picked out of the lots and they are going fast as I understand, I guess it doesn't help we bought 5 2015s with the 0%Finance and 5,000 Rebate.
     
  13. AndrewP

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    My 2013 Passat TDI was modified today and my first impressions are:
    It has less torque, and feels kind of a gas engine. It is not deal breaker but it is noticeable. Also engine is louder. What i mean by that is you can hear more clattering on fully warm engine with minimal load and i think it vibrates more. I had that before during acceleration on very cold engine ( winter ). Bottom line engine sound is not refined anymore.
    I have 86000 miles on the clock. My DPF ash load is 0.08(50% of maximum)- i guess its not bad for this mileage.
    Now, the questions is whats next? I probably will do Malone stage 1 tune( engine plus DSG), no dpf /egr removal, yet. Just to see if this tune can reverse this epa nonsense.
    It is to early to comment on mileage but near future i will have long trip 2500 miles. Stay tuned for updates.
    I really enjoyed the way car drove before. I can not tell that now.
     

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