Preventative maintnance from dealership does NOT prevent big problems
By anatomix on
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
The 2006 Jetta is certainly fun and comfortable to drive, but is just a big plastic peice of junk.
Let's first start with the plastic bottom plate (covering the entire undercarrige of the engine).
The only function I can see for this part is to deter you from changing you own oil (containing about 16 star screws)..
This car has had all oil changes and inspections by dealer ON TIME..
At 63,000 miles, check engine light came on and a visit to the dealership came back with a $2000+ engine coolant system repair.
$1030 for the fans and an additional $1000 for all wires, connectors, and sensors, $340 for CV boot (reportedly cracked and leaking) on front axil.
Now, how does a car with 63,000 miles (just past warrenty) have fouled wires and fans after being dealer maintained???
A trip to an independant imports mechanic - and a completely different estimate all together.
NO evidence of any problem in the CV boot at all, wire harness working fine and still running one of the fans.
To replace the fan assembly - $850...
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