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    1. 11-26-2006 02:27 PM #1
      So I pickup a 12,500km Audi A4 on Wednesday... Everything goes fine until on Saturday, the CEL goes on blinking, and my engine stutters and goes REALLY bad (no power, hesitating, etc.)

      The car will go in on Monday, but it seems to me like a problem very similar to the coil packs issues 2002-2004 1.8Ts had.

      Anybody experienced that? I hope it's not a sign of things to come.


    2. 11-26-2006 03:01 PM #2
      i did. col pack caught on fire. they made me pay for it cause i broke some clips trying to put the fire out. i was pumping gas in my car with the car off when this happened too

    3. 11-26-2006 03:44 PM #3
      Nurendra had a similar problem, num1 coil caugh fire

    4. 11-26-2006 03:47 PM #4
      Well no fire on my side, but that's scary

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      11-26-2006 03:52 PM #5
      are you trying to say if it catches fire i don't put it out cause i could break something doing so they can void the warrenty..

      some things service compartment say to get your money.. do you mind me asking how much it cost you.

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    6. 11-28-2006 08:40 AM #6
      Turns out it was a failed coilpack, as I expected. Everything was fixed under warranty.

    7. 11-28-2006 11:42 AM #7
      Yes, my 06 GTI as well as my dad's 06 GTI both have had incidents of "coil pack failure." Never any fires involved though, damn. It happened when I started my car on Saturday and it shuddered with flashing cel, so I shut it off. Called NorthPenn VW Mazda and they told me to have it towed via VW roadside (free), then they gave my family a brand new passat rental (free), then they overnighted the coil pack and fixed my car (free). I'm never going anywhere else for VW issues. Thanks Northpenn.

      P.S. Not surprised coil packs are exploding that's VW for ya.


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      11-28-2006 08:06 PM #8
      Recently I had it in the shop for a CEL that flashed under hard acceleration, then stayed solid. It also was obviously mis-firing etc while the light was flashing. They (Alexandria VW) replaced an injector coil on cylinder #2. They also found that cylinder #2 had excessive carbon build-up and they added cleaner to the top end, then changed the oil. All is well now and they did a fantastic job with my car. They also gave me a Passat to drive over the time it was in the shop. No more cold start issues either and she runs stronger than ever before.
      8,300 miles. GTI FSI 2.0


      Modified by Lief at 8:10 PM 11-28-2006


      Modified by Lief at 8:11 PM 11-28-2006


    9. 11-23-2007 02:32 PM #9
      Add my name to the list of coil pack "victims".

      2006 GTI w/30,400 miles.

      #1 cp replaced under warrantee this morning.


    10. 11-23-2007 07:01 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by axthomson »
      they made me pay for it cause i broke some clips trying to put the fire out.

      How are they not in jail?


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      11-23-2007 09:03 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by TRBO-GTI »
      the CEL goes on blinking, and my engine stutters and goes REALLY bad (no power, hesitating, etc.)

      Ahhhh, the opportunity to post this again..... http://oooo-a3.blogspot.com/2007/01/coil-failure.html


    12. 12-22-2007 01:09 PM #12
      I think I've got the same problem now.

    13. 03-17-2008 11:16 AM #13
      Thanks for the info. Cyl's 1, 2, & 3, so far. Burned out my #2 plug, Bill Brit in Fredericksburg said $140 to replace plugs - not under warranty. I said the bad pack caused the bad plugs, so they're covered.

      Long story short, they told me I was crazy. My attorney thinks otherwise. He say the laws are very specific; a warranty issue caused a chain reaction of failed parts and those parts are most certainly covered, regardless of "disposabilty" factor.


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      03-17-2008 11:35 AM #14
      My cylinder # 4 actually had the coil fail. I think it was more to do with the dealership cracking the casing of the coil pack than anything else when they replaced the camshaft. But I parked the car left it there for about an hour or so and came back out to a burning smell. When I opened the hood the wire harness was melted to the coilpack. Had to replace the coil pack and the entire harness.

    15. 03-17-2008 12:32 PM #15
      #3 CP failed on my A4 a few weeks ago. Dealer diagnosed, replaced, and had me on my way in a couple of hours.

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      03-17-2008 12:43 PM #16
      Failures are few and far between compared to the 1.8t but certainly still happen.

      I did more then I could count on 1.8ts working at the dealer and less then a handful on 2.0ts.

      Only failures we have had here on internal 2.0ts here have been related to water getting in and shorting at the plug. Dry them out and its fine.

      They are still going to happen though and I have seen fires so please be careful and if you start getting misfires check it out properly.


    17. 03-17-2008 01:12 PM #17
      I had coilpack 1 burn out at 10,000miles

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      04-17-2008 02:13 PM #18
      so have the redesigned the coilpacks? what are the permanent fixes on these coil pack issues? It seems like such a common issue since the late 90s as far as I can remember. My gf's car just had this issue and headed to the dealership for a fix. Do I need to request the dealer to change ALL of them or just the ones burnt out?

      thanks


    19. 04-17-2008 05:00 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by ex2k »
      so have the redesigned the coilpacks? what are the permanent fixes on these coil pack issues? It seems like such a common issue since the late 90s as far as I can remember. My gf's car just had this issue and headed to the dealership for a fix. Do I need to request the dealer to change ALL of them or just the ones burnt out?

      thanks

      dealers will only change the ones that are damaged, or causing a dtc/cel under warranty. They can change the currently operable at your request on your dime if you wish though.


    20. 04-17-2008 05:13 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by D.Passat00 »

      dealers will only change the ones that are damaged, or causing a dtc/cel under warranty. They can change the currently operable at your request on your dime if you wish though.

      That's not entirely true. On my '06 MkV GTI I was coming across the Tapanzee bridge w/ like 10k on the odometer and I was getting wicked misfires on cylinder #1, car buckin like crazy. Brought her in, they replaced the coil pack in #1. Left the dealer, about 2 miles out, bang misfire city again, this time on #4, they then replaced all my coils with the latest revision under warranty.


      Modified by BumbleBeeJBG at 2:34 PM 4-17-2008


    21. 04-17-2008 09:42 PM #21
      my advice? get a VAG-COM and spare coilpacks.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3795419


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