2.0 TDI - PD170 - Injector recall and now problems with DPF - £2k nightmare
Hi everyone, I know there is a lot on here about injector recalls on the Audi 2.0 TDI engine.
Has anyone experienced running problems or DPF problems following replacement??
After reading about it here and checking with my local dealer recently, they confirmed my car qualified for the "performance enhancement campaign".
The injectors were replaced and all was fine. A couple days later, glow plug, emissions and DPF warning lights all came on. After returning to Audi they replaced the "pressure sensor", updated the software and regenerated the DPF. I collected the car and no problems until 10 days later when all the lights came on again and the car had gone into limp home mode.
Today Audi told me that the DPF requires replacement, it's not covered by the used car warranty and costs £1900. They are looking at whether they can discount the price and will come back to me tomorrow.
£1900 is obviously a total shock and not acceptable in my opinion. I've had the car since end of Nov 2011 and done approximately 2000 miles. I've told them I should pay nothing and that they must explain how this has happened. They told me by e-mail today that the DPF was fine when it left 10 days ago and has now reached 90% so requires replacement.
I cannot understand how under normal circumstances the DPF can go from fine to beyond repair in 10 days with no prior warning. It's not like I drove the car for weeks with the DPF warning light on!!
I'm sure that either the recall work has caused the problem through incorrect fuel mixture, or that the DPF has always been duff and they should never have sold me the car. Not once prior to the recall had the DPF light come on.
When I was buying the car I asked them what the DPF was and whether there were problems - I had seen something on the Audi website. They asked me my driving pattern and I explained mostly short journeys, they told me it would be fine and a regular blast on the motorway would ensure there are no problems. They should never have let me buy the car in the first place!! I know now all the true DPF problems that people experience and with better research I would never have bought this car.
I can't afford to spend this sort of money and why should I. Any advice from others on how I can argue that they either pay for the replacement or find me another non-DPF car would be really appreciated. I see there is some precedent for them picking up the cost. My dealer has acknowledged some culpability otherwise they would not offer a discount.
The warranty documents do not specifically exclude the DPF which I think gives me some legal advantage. A known failure not covered should be clearly stated in the policy, let alone that the problems have only arisen since they carried out a major repair on the injection system.
Same issues vw golf gt tdi 170
Has anyone got their car sorted after having all these issues after the injectors recall.
I have a vw golf 2.0 gt tdi 170, after giving my car in to vw for the recall, the car all of a sudden started juddering, which could be felt throughout the car and the car was smoking like hell also was misfiring. Turned out cylinder 4 has lost conpression, after finding this out i went to vw but they did not have any of it simply said nothing to do with the injectors or the recall. As i dont really know much about car i ended up giving a car to a local garage. After opening up the head turned out, i had two valves that were gone on cylinder 4, one valve had a whole in it. I forked out £1200 to have the valves replaced and have a overall head recon.
The car has been off road since mid april, i got my car back after the head a week ago and now its back at the garage, the dpf light has come on 3 times in a week and there is burning smell coming into the car from the engine bay and also it is smoking. The garage opened the head up again and found no fault in their work carried out but when the took the injectors out, the mechanic said they think the 4th injector is faulty and as you cannot do a flow test on these injectors, the mechanic went to vw with the injectors and they go they cannot test the injectors unless their in the car and they have to carry a few tests for this.
The car is booked in with vw for 1 aug, but after reading other peoples issues after getting the car back from the delears, im reluctant to give it to them just incase they mess something else up. Supposedly i give it to them
i they find a fault with the injectors will they replace them free and also would that allow me to say that them
injectors messed my car up in the first place.
This recall has messed up alot of peoples car and making them
fork out alot of money. Now why arent the delearships taking reaponsibility and does anyone no what i should do to solve this mess??