*** update: the intake manifold flap on the TSI motors is a known failure point; it is covered in the power train warranty and VW should replace it with out any hassles. As always, if you're heavily modified, the dealer could claim your mods are the reason for the fault (but we all know 85% of the time this is not true).
-Is it okay to drive with? Yes, I did 12k miles on mine before replacing
-should I clean my valves while I'm in there? Yes, it is always a good idea
-can I fix it myself? Yes, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being VR timing chain job) I'd say this job is a solid 8. not for the newbie backyard mechanic.
Just Bought the car 4 days ago, wouldn't be a VW if I didn't throw a code.
My question is, is it covered under the powertrain warranty or did the below technical service bulletin act as a precursor to a recall ...most likely not
Anyone know how to fix this wrong?
I understand driving on a busted intake runner flap isn't harmful as it just smooths idel correct?
Technical Service Bulletin Transaction No.: 2019394/1
01-08-32 - DTC P2015 (2968) Stored in ECM Fault Memory (U.S. Only)
Release date: Nov 21, 2008
DTC P2015 (2968) Stored in ECM Fault Memory (U.S. Only)
DTC will set with or without MIL ON
P2015 (2968) Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance Sporadic
• Intake manifold tumble flaps sporadically stick.
• Engine performance is not affected.
Production countermeasure implemented.