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      09-21-2011 09:20 PM #1
      Had my brand new GTI for about 2 months and the check engine light came on today. No idea whats going on but its at the dealer, and i am wondering if they are supposed to supply me with a loaner car? Thanks for any info.

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      09-21-2011 09:22 PM #2
      Loaner depends on dealer. Some do some don't.

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      09-21-2011 09:24 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by danish1542 View Post
      Had my brand new GTI for about 2 months and the check engine light came on today. No idea whats going on but its at the dealer, and i am wondering if they are supposed to supply me with a loaner car? Thanks for any info.
      keep us posted, would like to know what it was

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      09-21-2011 09:26 PM #4
      Ok thanks. Will definitely keep ya posted, hope to hear from them tomorrow.

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      09-21-2011 09:29 PM #5
      I think the vast majority of dealers offer loaners depending on what is wrong and how long it will take to fix. I had a snipped washer fluid cable and they gave me a forester for a loaner in VA. That thing was a boat!
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      09-21-2011 09:31 PM #6
      But I am surprised they didn't offer you one when you dropped it off if they knew it would take more than a day. Maybe they wait to see what the problem is before giving out loaners?
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      09-21-2011 09:35 PM #7
      My dealer will only give out a rental for warranty work and if your car is deemed unsafe to drive.
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      09-21-2011 09:37 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      My dealer will only give out a rental for warranty work and if your car is deemed unsafe to drive.
      Well lets hope a 2012 with a check engine is under warranty!!
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      09-21-2011 09:40 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Joneser172 View Post
      Well lets hope a 2012 with a check engine is under warranty!!
      It will be. Hopefully it's a quick fix.

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      09-22-2011 02:08 PM #10
      Doesn't sound serious. Lets see who can guess what it is? Gas cap not tight? Missed a gear while having fun one night, causing a "burp misfire"? Small EVAP leak? .... Anyone else care to make a guess?
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      09-22-2011 02:43 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by VWRedux View Post
      Anyone else care to make a guess?
      no

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      09-22-2011 03:45 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      no



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      09-22-2011 03:51 PM #13
      So talked to the dealer and they said they weren't able to find anything wrong and are not sure why it thorough a code. Should i be ok with this?

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      09-22-2011 03:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by danish1542 View Post
      So talked to the dealer and they said they weren't able to find anything wrong and are not sure why it thorough a code. Should i be ok with this?
      i dont see why not. you got plenty of warranty left. if there really is a problem it will resurface again

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      09-22-2011 03:53 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by danish1542 View Post
      So talked to the dealer and they said they weren't able to find anything wrong and are not sure why it thorough a code. Should i be ok with this?


      They do this from time to time... ask them what code # it did throw, and what it meant? Also ask that that information be written in your service receipt. (for next time if it does it again that is.)
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      09-22-2011 04:05 PM #16
      thanks for the advice guys...was extremely difficult for me today driving around in my girlfriends chevy tracker.

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      09-22-2011 05:01 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by danish1542 View Post
      thanks for the advice guys...was extremely difficult for me today driving around in my girlfriends chevy tracker.
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