VAG-COM Version: Release 311.2-N
Control Module Part Number: 022 906 032 EG
Component and/or Version: MOTRONIC ME7.1.1G 5626
Software Coding: 0000132
Work Shop Code: WSC 12599
1 Fault Found:
18613 - Performance Malfunction in Cooling System
P2181 - 008 - Implausible Signal
now the car is/was under warranty. i took the car in the first time, they replaced the CTS, gave me back the car, car was fine, few days later, light came back on, same code. took the car back again, they replaced the water pump and thermostat and thrmostat housing, they said the water pump impeller broke and damaged the thermostat. well they give me back the car, car seemed fine, then i noticed a day later that on cold start there was no elevated idle, thought to myself, the cel is gonna come back on, sure enough it came back on . took it in again last night, they looked at it this morning and said the code came up, but when they tried to go through guided fault finding, that they couldn't find any causes for the cel. so they cleared the code, drove it for 36 miles to see if the cel would come back on, nothing, tell me to pick up the car, that they couldn't find anything. now i checked my fans before i dropped of the car last night and they were working, so idk what the problem is. here is where it gets tricky, i brought the car in last night with 49,968 miles, they give me back the car with 50,004 miles, now im out of warranty. i asked them if the cel comes back up and i bring it back if they are goin to warranty the problem, they said if its something wrong with the parts they replaced yes i have a warranty on them for 1yr/12k miles, if its something else causing it then no. i said well wouldn't u have to cover it since its a pre-existing problem, they said no, so instead of fighting i called VWOA and documented the problem, so if it happens, they should take care of me and cover it. so im gonna wait and see what happens in the next few days, i have a feeling that its going to come on again cause when i picked up the car it was cold, and there was no elevated idle.
does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? i don't think its the fans cause like i said they seemed to be working fine.
Modified by dave13s4 at 6:31 PM 12-12-2007