I've done a number of different cars. Aware that vw has frequently replaced this known deficient component out of warranty, I contacted vw of America three times. When it does come on if it works at all speeds then it's possible there's a bad connection at the switch but this is unlikely. Info note: the electric auxiliary heater grid sits directly in front of the heater core and slides out like the core. Water enters the vehicle from the sun roof whenever it rains. Try to flow water through, it doesn't have to be high pressure, and there should be a steady stream. But still - so easy.
She comes back on the line after 45 seconds or so and says that they won't cover it. Or if I go through a car wash drying cycle with the blower it will start up. When it fails, fuel feeds by gravity bsck into tank and engine starves. The code was P205C and this indicates the emissions adblue heater and sensor had a problem. This probably would have scalded someone if they were sitting there. At first I thought it was going to be very costly or labor intensive to fix but after some research it turns out its not a dash out procedure on these cars and is actually relatively easy and cheap to do yourself.
The fogging would come and go during vehicle operation and was heavy at times. This should be a formal recall as the heater core in this vehicle is the same part same part number, manufacturer, etc. Just wondering what the symptoms were, that you knew heater core was plugged. Dealer performed recall to fix. I've done a number of different cars. One note, Last February I recall an electrical or clutch material smell from the firewall area between motor and the firewall.
I didn't get a single drip because I disconnected the hoses in the engine compartment, and cycled blowing air and flushing with water. I service a tdi Taxi here, which has many cooling system issues, of having debris and twig like stuff in the heater core etc. The heater core broke on my 2000 Volkswagen Passat. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078. I noticed people were getting reimbursed for heater core replacement.
I did a dash out on a late 90's cavalier once and I swore never again! Heat works great with the new core. I read the heater core thread below and it seems like it is an issue. I do not understand why a plugged heater core would only affect heat on the passenger side of the car? It was by far the easiest heater core I ever did. Diagnosis took some time due to the vehicle being only a few years old. After 100 miles, the heater just stopped working. It may be white rather than the pink that some have reported because I flushed it before removal.
Don't know if this is applicable to your situation but it is similar. Someone should confirm this as I cannot get much information on the aux water pump electronic pump by the alternator that is supposed to run after the car is shut off. I was forced to make an emergency stop to avoid an accident. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The Heated Seats , Aircon control , speed control and steering controls malfunctioned on the same time.
It doesn't put out enough heat to clear the windshield from fogging up or defrosting it either. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. After the overheating problem the brakes started squeaking again. Was related to urea tank heater, module needs to be replaced per code. This caused a fog on the windows reducing my visibility severely causing me to have to pull over quickly. If anyone that has had to replace their heater core and had symptoms of only having heat on one side of the car perhaps the dealer or mechanic explained the issue to you. I was prepared for a bit of a fight when I took the car into the dealership, but it turned out to be a complete non-issue.
For me, this is the main reason I'd stay with a dealer for service. . When this happened white smoke was emitting into the passenger compartment causing a film on the windshield. The current mileage was 65,700 and failure mileage was 65,600. It has happened 6 times since purchase. Nov 08, 2010 check fuses. Didn't know about the heater core.