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If your T5.1 has the steering knock fault please add to the list: your name, year, model of van, what mileage u noticed it at, and if u have reported it, and outcome.


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2013
T28 140 panelvan
reported at 4500 miles (noticed at 1000 miles).
Told to wait for VW to find a fix
 

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2012
T28 140 swb panel van
15000 miles (noticed it at 10000 miles)
Reported it 11000 and they could not hear it so it's going back soon.
 

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2013 T30SE 140 DSG
Knocked from new, now done 5000 miles
Not yet raised with VW - will do so next week
 

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2011 California 180 4Motion
5000 miles
Sorted pronto by Carrs in Cornwall
May I ask how it was sorted?

Add me to the list. Low speed knocking.

2012 BMT highline kombi. Now 16k miles but it's done it from virtually new.

Not reported (because they'll say it's my lowering springs when clearly it's not!)
 

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Still report it. Just a phone call to your dealership and get the fault logged. Ask for a DISS report no.

Mine was lowered with sportline springs by VW direct from Factory.

The fault has nothing to do with lowering the vehicle. the fault is the steering column and lower knuckle joint (faulty production by VW).
 

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May I ask how it was sorted?

Add me to the list. Low speed knocking.

2012 BMT highline kombi. Now 16k miles but it's done it from virtually new.

Not reported (because they'll say it's my lowering springs when clearly it's not!)
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I had the occasional clunk over speed bumps - almost seemed like it wasn't the steering column but the front suspension. They tested it, found nothing wrong, took it in to sort a faulty water level gauge, tested it again, replaced the steering column.

I've also had a leaking rear diff fully replaced and the front roof section re-painted (VERY common issue with Calis). YIKES!
 

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the list so far: please quote/copy and add to the list.

Fabrik interiors
2013
T28 140 panelvan
reported at 4500 miles (noticed at 1000 miles).
Told to wait for VW to find a fix

Darran Williams
2012
T30 140 bhp panel van
8000 miles
not reported it yet (most certainly will now tho)

Californication
2011 California 180 4Motion
5000 miles
Sorted pronto by Carrs in Cornwall

Worthing plastering
2012
T28 140 swb panel van
15000 miles (noticed it at 10000 miles)
Reported it 11000 and they could not hear it so it's going back soon.

"triffic"
2013 T30SE 140 DSG
Knocked from new, now done 5000 miles
Not yet raised with VW - will do so next week

dannyrado
2012 BMT highline kombi.
Now 16k miles but it's done it from virtually new.
Not reported (because they'll say it's my lowering springs when clearly it's not!)
 

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Mine to has it. 2013 63 plate sportline only 1400 miles and been doing it seems like from new and getting worse, not reported yet but will do so first thing Monday morning .
 

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There is a fix for this already, its a new column, Ive had it on a few vans nowT:
 

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2013 Ed25
8k miles

I will be reporting it next week. I'm already waiting to go in for them to strip the rear panelling to locate a creek which happens when the van tilts.

Rear boot struts replaced already

Would expect better from VW and the price paid.
 

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2012
T30 KOMBI
2022 MILES . noticed it after a few hundred miles .

Had this fault on a 54 PLATE van , think they recorded the amount of remedies to the fault by quoting colours i.e 1st supposed fix was red , 2nd supposed fix was blue etc

Will report next week as ive noticed it getting worse .
 

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Hi there

60 plate
Kombi 140
40k miles Fixed by Gilders at Newark

56k miles started doing again in last couple of weeks. Only in warranty till end of October so best get on it!

Please put me on the list.
 

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61 Plate
180 Kombi.
1st knock done at 5.5k.
Started knocking again at 16k reported but told it has to be all the time.
Reported again at 19K they are going to look at it along with my paint.
 

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Previous Van 61 reg 102ps started knocking at around 6k still did it up 20k when I sold it.

Current van 13plate 140ps highline has been doing it from around 5k it's on 7k now

Have not reported it yet due to lack of time really. I have heard people having new steering racks fitted and the problem still returning though.
 
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