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    Thread: Has anyone fried a ecu on a 2012 2.0t .. apr

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      06-11-2012 05:05 PM #101
      Glad it worked out for you! I've been following this thread as I have a 2012 APR tuned GTI.

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      06-11-2012 05:07 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by electricme View Post
      Honestly... I feel like the only reason you got such good customer service is because you put them on blast! without this thread you have a completely different outcome.

      But thats me being a pessimist. Maybe if we make enough threads someone will actually come up with direct port chipping for the MKVI platform!
      I wasn't trying to put them on "blast" just inform other buyers of my experience. In the end they fixed it .. Cant really ask for more. I do agree though that they need to be able to port tune it, but that is vw's fault. For some strange reason Vw insists on selling mediocre cars. APR isn't doing anything that Vw should have done in the first place. For the amount of money they are charging for the product the car should be turn key badass. I am hoping with the arrival of the ford focus ST that vw will man up and start installing decent tunes.
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      06-21-2012 03:31 PM #103

      Back at the dealer .. Epc light angry gti ... Grr
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    4. 06-21-2012 03:54 PM #104
      Same issue??

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      06-21-2012 05:26 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by electricme View Post
      Maybe if we make enough threads someone will actually come up with direct port chipping for the MKVI platform!
      Not going to happen, unless VW/Bosch(or who ever makes ECUs for VW) provide unlock codes fore every ECU out there.

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      06-21-2012 11:16 PM #107
      I'm experiencing the same issues. Getting SAI and EVAP codes..Glad to see I'm not the only one.... WTH is going on here?! :/
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      06-22-2012 06:45 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post

      Back at the dealer .. Epc light angry gti ... Grr



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      06-25-2012 03:03 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by Amarant9 View Post
      I'm experiencing the same issues. Getting SAI and EVAP codes..Glad to see I'm not the only one.... WTH is going on here?! :/
      You are going to want to speak with APR
      Quote Originally Posted by RFXCGTI View Post
      Same issue??
      No this time it went into limp mode. My tech said its throwing an open code for the some kinda fuel control. He is going to verify the harness isnt trashed and see if the ecu is working. Its either the ecu or the high pressure fuel pump. I'm hoping for a fuel pump. Ill be down 2 weeks if its an ecu. Sold my jetta 3 hours before the gti took a dump. I bought this the next day. At least I am not without a car. Sucks paying for something i cant drive though.
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      06-25-2012 05:07 PM #110
      Got the call from the dealer.. Its the ecu.. On hold with APR. btw APR your hold music sucks.
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      06-25-2012 06:47 PM #111
      this is the kind of thread that seriously makes me question whether it's worth it to tune.

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      06-25-2012 06:57 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by NathanDetroit View Post
      this is the kind of thread that seriously makes me question whether it's worth it to tune.
      J757 the ground from the ecm to the control relay fuel pump high psi regulator is the code .. The problem isn't the tune . The problem is the weak tune vw gave us in the place.
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      06-25-2012 07:55 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      J757 the ground from the ecm to the control relay fuel pump high psi regulator is the code .. The problem isn't the tune . The problem is the weak tune vw gave us in the place.
      the tune itself may not be a problem, but you did experience another problem directly related to the ECU being pulled for the tune and apparently not handled properly. I agree it sucks that the vehicle isn't shipped with a better factory tune. Unfortunately if us owners want to unlock that potential, we need risk potentially voiding warranties and dealing with a host of potential problems.

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      06-25-2012 08:02 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by NathanDetroit View Post
      the tune itself may not be a problem, but you did experience another problem directly related to the ECU being pulled for the tune and apparently not handled properly. I agree it sucks that the vehicle isn't shipped with a better factory tune. Unfortunately if us owners want to unlock that potential, we need risk potentially voiding warranties and dealing with a host of potential problems.
      The first time it was tuned the "tuner" was very professional about it.. Funny white grounded suit..I just think the ecus are really fragile.
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      06-25-2012 08:10 PM #115
      It seem to be the 2012s are having the most problems, hope my car avoids these problems.

    16. 06-25-2012 09:01 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by MN6845 View Post
      It seem to be the 2012s are having the most problems, hope my car avoids these problems.
      Mine is a 2011 and I have had the cooling fans issue. The dealer swapped in a new ECU and I haven't had any problems since.

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      06-25-2012 09:15 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by RFXCGTI View Post
      Mine is a 2011 and I have had the cooling fans issue. The dealer swapped in a new ECU and I haven't had any problems since.
      Did you have a tune ?
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    18. 06-25-2012 09:23 PM #118
      I HAD a tune before they swapped out the ECU. I wish I could have sent my ECU to APR to find out exactly what went wrong, but I couldn't pass it up since the dealer covered it under warranty. I am waiting to see how other people with the problem like you make out before I get my tune back.

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      06-25-2012 09:26 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by RFXCGTI View Post
      I HAD a tune before they swapped out the ECU. I wish I could have sent my ECU to APR to find out exactly what went wrong, but I couldn't pass it up since the dealer covered it under warranty. I am waiting to see how other people with the problem like you make out before I get my tune back.
      Im surprised they were able to fix it without vwoa finding out you had a tune. Good show
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      06-25-2012 11:03 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      Im surprised they were able to fix it without vwoa finding out you had a tune. Good show
      I've heard from my service shop that it all depends on how the shop handles the problem. Most of the guys at the shop I go to are tuned (they may be a bit "slower" than I like to have work on my car), but they always try to help me out first.

      Sorry to hear your ride is back down
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      06-25-2012 11:09 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by dstackmasta27 View Post
      I've heard from my service shop that it all depends on how the shop handles the problem. Most of the guys at the shop I go to are tuned (they may be a bit "slower" than I like to have work on my car), but they always try to help me out first.

      Sorry to hear your ride is back down
      It happened.. what can ya do. I have a personal friend who is my tech and the dealership is supermod friendly. The shop manager even has a tuned car. Its vwoa.. not the dealership being the party pooper. At the same time I understand their position. If you bought a laptop from bestbuy .. proceeded to open it up and f with it.. break it and try to return it because it broke lol. It wouldn't fly.
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      06-25-2012 11:12 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      It happened.. what can ya do. I have a personal friend who is my tech and the dealership is supermod friendly. The shop manager even has a tuned car. Its vwoa.. not the dealership being the party pooper. At the same time I understand their position. If you bought a laptop from bestbuy .. proceeded to open it up and f with it.. break it and try to return it because it broke lol. It wouldn't fly.
      No, but isn't that why people go to Wal Mart?
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    23. 06-26-2012 01:25 AM #123
      wow... this thread...

      The sheer number of 2012 APR tune failures is frightening. But we can't count them, because that thread got closed up tight.

      * edited to tone down my rudeness
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      this should be interesting...
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    25. 06-26-2012 12:39 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      Im surprised they were able to fix it without vwoa finding out you had a tune. Good show
      Yea my dealer is pretty mod friendly as well. The guy that helped me out is friends with the owners of the shop I got my APR tune at. I don't know how he was able to get it covered through VWoA...

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