Quote, originally posted by TDIfor4 »
AS of my last frustrating conversation with VW Canada on Sept. 10, the Mechatronics unit "Customer Service Program" is NOT, I repeat, IS NOT presently slated to come to Canada. Who knows, it may change over time and it may take pressure on VW Canada from Canadian members of this forum to make that happen.
VW Canada has confirmed the recall on the faulty temp. sensor - you won't see this yet posted on Transport Canada's website but a Transport Canada rep. did confirm to me that 2700 DSG equipped vehicles in Canada would be included in this portion of the announced planned repairs.
As for why Canada is left out with respect to the M.U. program, the VW Canada reps expected me to believe that somehow only Mechatronics units for U.S. built vehicles are affected, and that magically all those built for Canada were not. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you, VW!!!
Crap!... I feared this might be going on.. inaccurate and conflicting information flying around. Either you or I have been given the run around.... but I fear it wasn't you. Can you please IM me with the names of those you spoke with at VWoC who told you this bit of information? This is not what I was led to believe here in the States by VWoA and NHTSA representatives... at each step of the way, I was assured that the MU/warranty extension would include Canada. Something really smells here? I may have been deliberately misled or it still hasn't been made official.
I'm only as good as the information I'm given. So please allow me to apologize to anyone who may have had their hopes dashed by this if true. I will call my contacts on Monday to see what's up. Maybe you all up north can get on the horn and raise a little hell with VWoC too next week!
Plus you're right, Canadian and USA bound DSG Jettas were made on the same line down in Mexico. So why would there be any difference with the DSG supply from the same plant in Germany? Both US and Can DSG's have the same part numbers, same specs, and even the same gear ratios, etc. Since the faulty DSG temp. sensors were found to be installed on DSG's in both countries, why would the DSG/MU's themselves be any different?
Maybe VWAG is trying to confuse the situation? Maybe the DSG's are indeed different as they claim but Canadian DSG VW's are reporting Temp. Sensor and MU failures too! Something doesn't make sense. Why would they leave out Canada?
Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Modified by VWRedux at 1:31 AM 9-13-2009