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    Thread: VWofA extends MAF warranty!

    1. 11-14-2003 11:23 PM #1
      Volkswagen is pleased to announce an extended Emissions Control Systems Warranty for Mass Air
      Flow Sensors for 7 years or 70,000 miles (115,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's
      original in-service date, on the following Volkswagen models.

      · 1999-2001 New Golf, New Jetta, New Beetle 2.0L
      · 1999-2001 New Beetle and Passat 1.8T
      · 1999-2001 New Golf, New Beetle, New Jetta 1.9L TDI
      · 1999-2001 New GTI and New Jetta VR6 2.8L
      · 2000-2001 New Golf, New Jetta 1.8T

      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 placed in service as a
      "demonstrator" or "company" car, on the date such vehicle was first placed in service.

      A VIN decoder matrix (card) is available in VESIS to assist you in determining which engine is
      installed in the vehicle.

      To accommodate this extension, the Warranty Information Network (WIN) has been modified to
      allow warranty claims to be entered under Claim Type E1 for Part Identifiers 2445 or 2359 for the
      model, model year and appropriate engines. If the Mass Air Flow Sensor in the affected vehicles is
      already warrantable under the terms of the 7 years/70,000 miles, whichever occurs first, California
      Emissions Control System warranty, Claim Type E2 must be used.

      Code the extended Mass Air Flow Sensor Emissions Control Systems Warranty claim as follows:

      Claim Type: E1 or E2 (as applicable)
      Part ID: 2445 Gas Engine
      2359 TDI
      Engine
      Use appropriate damage category and
      valid vendor code.


    2. 11-14-2003 11:36 PM #2
      ahh them b*tches feelin the heat...bout time too bad it takes an act of God to get things done....

      I bet in 35 years when I retire that something well still be covered under extended warranty on my 01 Jetta


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      11-14-2003 11:47 PM #3
      They released the same 7/70 warranty for Audi models as well today!

    4. 11-14-2003 11:57 PM #4
      will they reimburse you if you have already had to PAY to replace a MAF????

    5. 11-14-2003 11:59 PM #5
      what about 2002s?

    6. 11-15-2003 12:10 AM #6
      How many realize that THIS...
      Quote, originally posted by agisd »
      If the Mass Air Flow Sensor in the affected vehicles is
      already warrantable under the terms of the 7 years/70,000 miles, whichever occurs first, California
      Emissions Control System warranty, Claim Type E2 must be used.

      Meant that NO ONE in Califorina should have ever had to pay for a MAF?

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    7. 11-15-2003 12:11 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by this_dubs4u »
      will they reimburse you if you have already had to PAY to replace a MAF????

      Yeah, this is what I want to know... I could use a couple hundred bucks about now...


    8. 11-15-2003 12:40 AM #8
      I have 2 bad MAF sitting in my tool box, guess I should take them back to the stealer or reinstall them then take the car in for replacement

    9. 11-15-2003 12:49 AM #9
      Is this for real? there has been so many post like this before but this one at least sounds real. or are we looking at another cry wolf situation?
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      11-15-2003 12:51 AM #10
      nice, where did you find this info?

    11. 11-15-2003 01:44 AM #11
      This ones for real. I heard about it from a service manager near here. I also heard from another person with a current MAF failure that her service rep mentioned the same thing. So, I'm positive this ones legit.
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      11-15-2003 04:16 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Charles R »
      This ones for real. I heard about it from a service manager near here. I also heard from another person with a current MAF failure that her service rep mentioned the same thing. So, I'm positive this ones legit.

      Already discussed this in an earlier post today...

      Yes it is true. My 2001 GTI VR6 was at an independent shop (I have 52K) to have the MAF replaced. When I heard about this (on this very website btw) I called the dealer and they confirmed that the warranty has in fact been extended to 7 years / 70K.

      Made an appointment for next week and saved myself $280.

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      11-15-2003 04:27 AM #13
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1067593

      Could have told ya this a month ago

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      11-15-2003 04:33 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by MacDalund »
      Could have told ya this a month ago

      Sensational.

      This thread actually serves to confirm the rumor referenced in your link, which circulated over a month ago.

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      11-15-2003 04:54 AM #15
      Rumor? I was told by my service advisor the exact same thing that is now apparently "common knowledge."
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    16. 11-15-2003 05:54 AM #16
      so is there a retroactive clause? like for the thousands of VW owners who already had to replace their MAF's within the first 2-3-4 years of ownership???

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      11-15-2003 10:31 AM #17
      Thanks! Now, anyone know how this applies to those of us who've already paid to replace a now-warrantied part? And, will VWOA refund parts and labor cost?
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    18. 11-17-2003 05:32 AM #18
      any news on that?

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      11-17-2003 12:21 PM #19
      I think it's too late for a bunch of us with 1999.5 and 2000 model cars. I only have about 9000 miles till I hit 70,000 miles and I know a bunch of MKIVers that have over 100,000 miles. They should make the warranty cover from now until 7 years.


      I say it's too little too late for this warranty.


    20. 11-17-2003 01:54 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by EPilot »
      I think it's too late for a bunch of us with 1999.5 and 2000 model cars. I only have about 9000 miles till I hit 70,000 miles and I know a bunch of MKIVers that have over 100,000 miles. They should make the warranty cover from now until 7 years.


      I say it's too little too late for this warranty.

      Exactly. What am I supposed to do now that I have 144k and my MAF didn't fail until 130k? This warranty is not only long overdue, but also way too little, way too late.


    21. 11-17-2003 03:53 PM #21
      Well, I got my warranty extension letter in the mail today. It includes a "Customer Campaign Reimbursement Claim Form", so it looks like some people who already paid for a replacement will be eligible for a reimbursement (if they were under 70k when it was replaced).

      I doubt they're going to reimburse all of the people who did the 2.0 MAF swap, even though they should.

      I'd also like to see VW address the catalytic converter failures that most likely occurred because of the bad MAFs. I'm almost positive that this is why mine has failed. Unfortunately, it happened at 130k miles so I'll doubt they'll cover it. It would be nice considering the small fortune they charge for OEM cats. These cats should not go bad UNLESS SOMETHING ELSE IS WRONG WITH THE ENGINE. They should last almost indefinitely if the engine is working properly. Too bad they had little chance to survive because of the crappy MAFs that VW sold us in our cars.

      Hey VW! Pay for a new cat for my car damnit! It's the least you can do for a returning customer (both past and future)!


    22. 11-17-2003 05:44 PM #22
      They always do this for the "ORIGINAL OWNER."

      I bought mine used, no coverage?


    23. 11-17-2003 05:55 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by DC VR6 »
      They always do this for the "ORIGINAL OWNER."

      I bought mine used, no coverage?

      It only mentions the "original service date" not the "original owner". My guess is that secondary owners will be covered up to 7 years from when the original owner picked up the car or until the car has a total of 70k miles on it, regardless of who drove/owned the car, whichever comes first.


    24. 11-24-2003 05:38 PM #24
      Any here applying for a reimbursment without an official VW dealer diagnosis?

      I ordered the part from Impex, installed it and the problem dissappeared. No diagnosis. Will VW go for that?


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      11-24-2003 06:22 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Mach430 »
      what about 2002s?

      2002+ models have the updated MAFs.

      42,000km on my TDI and my original MAF is still going strong.


    26. 11-24-2003 06:32 PM #26
      my o2 sensors went, and the stealer told me that ****ed up my MAF, should I be reimbursed...if they are reimbursing at all for the $1500???

    27. 11-24-2003 08:17 PM #27
      As I mentioned in a previous thread you should have no problem getting them to reimburse you for the MAF. My warranty letter included a reimbursement form to fill out for a previous repair (I had mine done in 2001).

      You could try calling 1-866-896-2872 to ask for the form. The campaign code is "WR". They were very polite and helpful when I spoke with them.


    28. 11-27-2003 07:50 AM #28
      newb question: what's a MAF and how different is it from O2 sensors, thanks

    29. 11-27-2003 10:06 AM #29
      The MAF is in the intake system and measures how much air is coming into the engine. O2 sensrs (there are 2 - one pre-cat and one post-cat) are used in the exhaust system to monitor the amount of o2 in the exhaust stream. The ECM uses the MAF, pre-cat O2 sensors and other things to determine and set the air/fuel ratio used by the engine. It uses the post-cat sensor to monitor the efficiency of the catalytic converter (it compares the signals from the pre- and post-cat sensors - the bigger the difference, the more the cat is reducing emissions).

    30. 11-28-2003 06:44 AM #30
      thanks for the explanation

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      11-28-2003 06:53 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by drunk_idiot »
      my o2 sensors went, and the stealer told me that ****ed up my MAF, should I be reimbursed...if they are reimbursing at all for the $1500???

      A bad MAF can foul up your o2 sensors, not the other way around.


    32. 11-28-2003 10:24 AM #32
      you think VW will honor this extended warranty if you have a CAI installed on your car?

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      11-28-2003 10:20 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by rodg9220 »
      you think VW will honor this extended warranty if you have a CAI installed on your car?

      Depends on your dealer/service advisor. However, I strongly suggest you reinstall the stock airbox before taking it in.

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    34. 03-12-2006 04:14 PM #34
      I have an 01 GTI 1.8T with 68K miles on the clock. My car needs a new MAF. The service advisor told me that Golf's qualify for the extended warranty, but GTI's do not. Anybody know why this would be? Arn't the 1.8T's the same in the Golf and the GTI?

    35. 03-12-2006 04:14 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by rlw2 »
      I have an 01 GTI 1.8T with 68K miles on the clock. My car needs a new MAF. The service advisor told me that Golf's qualify for the extended warranty, but GTI's do not. Anybody know why this would be? Arn't the 1.8T's the same in the Golf and the GTI?

      it's bs go tell him that


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