Dieselgate extended warranty help: no check engine light = no coverage?
By - yancey2112
Should have toke the car to the dealer initially 🤦♂️ your guru messed with waterpump but that’s is not the cause
I agree that I should have gone to the dealer first but they are saying that’s not an issue with warranty since everything was documented and they have the parts from before
Soooo, heres the dirty dog and im not saying you're at fault but.
TDI's will happily run at 230 which is somewhere along the end of the temp gage. If you warped the head or the block or the valves or anything else. You must have fucking plowed that car at a high temp for longer than just "one time as it broke down"
As for getting it fixed. It depends on what the issue was. If a dieselgate issue caused the problem then it a vw fault. If its a "I drove it for 6 years without changing the coolant or doing maintenance" thats your fault.
Get the vehicle diagnosed to see what caused the compression issues. They need to prove that it wasn't a covered part that broke the engine and you need to prove that you took care of the car as vs advised.
I get what you’re saying but I don’t think that’s the case. Unfortunately 2015 don’t have an actual temp gauge so I’ve no way of knowing if it was running hot before this. 70k service was completed less than 1k miles before this happened. I’ve never missed a service at all.
That’s a good point on getting them to prove what caused the engine issues, guess I will bring that up next.
Yeah the no temp gage is a bitch. In that case do that. Also call vw corporate and ask them about what course of action to take too.
Yea I’ve spoken with their customer care people and all he tells me is without check engine light codes it can’t be covered.
none of them have temp guages
VW dealership is saying the water pump seized which caused all the other issues. My private mechanic agrees
Unfortunately, it appears that having the water pump fail is a none warranty issue unless it throws a code along side it.
Apparently, other heard stories of some people getting it done with enough moaning but thats all it its stories.
You would meed to pull the block appart to find out what it js too soo idk
Yea I’ve read about it happening as well but I guess I haven’t bitched and moaned quite enough yet.
They’ve been clear that they’ll just replace the engine rather than taking the time to pull the head.
We shall see. Appreciate your input once again
Should give an update to what happens
I had my engine ripped out and the rear main seal replaced under extended emissions warranty, no check engine light ever came on.
I had my EGR replaced after a valve leaked coolant all over the engine, no check engine light ever came on.
Had >$10k in extended emissions warranty work performed, and never once had a CEL.
Interesting, thanks for the reply
Everything under the hood is covered by the extended warranty and don’t let them tell you otherwise. What it took for me to get the bastards to replace my turbo was to cite the dieselgate class action decision and basically tell the service manager “either do your job or call the police because I’m not leaving”. You really have to play hardball with them. It’s an unfortunate way to have to deal with things, but it works.
I didn't have a CEL when my turbo went out, still got covered fully plus a free rental. My car has been in the shop since May though due to Borg Warner being swamped with recent VAG warranty work.
We had the warranty extended to 120k part of the "fix"
We are experiencing the AP00AF turbo boost controller B, our issue is the two closest dealers closed.. We have to drive over 50+ miles to find warranty service
I used to like these cars
Out there follow up question: Could I eventually get it to spit out some codes if I continuously try to crank the car?
At this point my options seem to be either get it covered under warranty or try to get my insurer to deem it a total loss
No, the OBD system uses non-continuous monitors ($06) that run depending on specific enabling conditions for most emissions related diagnostics. Those monitors will not run if you are trying to simply crank the engine. At this point VW is already aware of your case and they may not entertain you anymore. Since you do have warranty and with that kind of a catastrophic failure, the vehicle should have been taken straight to a dealership first.
Thanks for the response, that’s what I figured about the OBD