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Old 07-29-2009, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VW still hasn't solved it's electrical gremlins

My test drive of the 2009 Jetta TDI continues. Today, however, there was a problem. The stereo took it upon itself to increase its volume to max suddenly and without warning several times during a 5 minute period.

The car is brand new and only has 1000 very light, media test drive miles on it. Very sad that it's already developed a mind of its own.

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My test drive of the 2009 Jetta TDI continues. Today, however, there was a problem. The stereo took it upon itself to increase its volume to max suddenly and without warning several times during a 5 minute period.

The car is brand new and only has 1000 very light, media test drive miles on it. Very sad that it's already developed a mind of its own.
My fathers 1970 vw also developed a mostly non-functional radio quite soon after purchase, seems that VWs have repeatedly had similar problems for what now? 40 years?

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I've never had electrical issues with VWs. But then again i never had a VW with much less than 200k miles, soo all issues were solved by POs.
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Odd, sorry to hear that, take it back - its the only way they'll learn is from the finacial pain of sorting it.

Personally with all the dubs I've had over the years I've never had any elec issues - I'm taking it I just have good luck!
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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...gotta be those darn "...Pharffen-Noogen Gremlins..." for sure!
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Radio volume control was probably given to a kid just out of engineering school, on the Monday after Oktoberfest :P
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might be something to do with the 'beer break' they have every morning!!! no-kiddin, 9:30am I was in the Dresden plant, buzzer goes off everyone wanders down to the canteen, where you can sit down and eat some sandwiches and wash it down with a beer.

hey - they do have a very loyal and willing workforce! wonder why

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