Monday, December 5, 2011

VW Warranty Extension for Intake Manifold Runner Control Motor and Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve.

Just recieved a letter from VW of America stating that they are extending the warranty for these parts on certain 2.0L TFSI engine vehicles (Engine Code BPY), for 2006-2008 model year Passat, Eos, Jetta, and GTI.

The letter states the following:

     As part of VW's ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, we are informing you of our decision to extend the warranty for your vehicle's intake manifold runner control motor and the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve under specific conditions to 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's original in-service date.

    The vehicle's original in-service date is defined as the date the vehicle was delivered to either the original purchaser or the original lessee; or if the vehicle was first plaed in service as a "demonstrator" or "company" car, on the date such vehicle was first placed in service.

What is the Problem?

     VW has determined that under specific conditions the intake manifold runner control motor and the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve can be susceptible to degraded performance.

If this happens, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on the istrument cluster may illuminate due to the presence of specific fault codes. (The MIL is part of your on-board diagnostic system. Please refer to your owner's manual for additional information about the MIL). In some locales, an illuminated Malfunction Indicator Lamp could cause your vehicle to fail a smog check program, and your vehicle registration application could be denied.

Please be aware that other conditions (unrelated to the problem described in this letter) may cause the MIL in you vehicle to illuminate. Customers should be prepared to cover all diagnosis and repair costs for these other, unrelated conditions.