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What noises are we looking for and under what conditions?
As above please, I sometimes get a bit of a knock when I go over speed bumps (not all the time).
To be honest it doesn't bother me but would like to know what to keep an eye out for while the van is still in warranty.
 

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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!)
Shanksy
2011 t30 panel van swb
15500 on clock just noticed the knocking this wknd
Not reported yet
 

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Discussion Starter · #24 ·
Yes a new column and lower knuckle joint are the faults. But Ive been told by dealer that VW have instructed them not to replace, as they are failing again and VW don't want to be spending money on replacing them ??? Come on Volkswagen! IF the parts are faulty they need replacing. This is what you would expect with any other product.

I want mine replaced, if it fails again they can replace it again! surely that is why we have a warranty.

We can discuss on the other thread. Lets keep this as the list thread. If you have the fault on your van add to the list, whether it has been fixed or not. Thanks
 

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Discussion Starter · #25 · (Edited)
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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T5mkj
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 .

DaveVW
Edition 25
8000 miles
reporting fault next week

Top Sparks
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.

Shanksy
2011 t30 panel van swb
15500 on clock just noticed the knocking this wknd
Not reported yet

1st timer
2013 84ps panel van
Started at 1400
Not reported as yet now I've seen this will do

Av_Dave
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.

Bubble68
hi 2012 edition 25 had column replaced at 2000miles, now done 5500 and noticed slight knock today driving to NEC.
shall report it Monday.

Snowy55
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!

langley
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 .

Autotecknik
2013 1,400mls done it from new got much more noticable last 200 miles, will raise it with the dealer when i get 5

Stoo
I will take mine to VW and keep you all posted.
Don't add me just yet


Please add your info to the list by quoting the post and adding your info. Just makes things easier Thanks
 

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17 so far! this really does not look good for Volkswagen. If you know anyone who has this fault on their T5.1 van report it to the dealer but also add the info to this list.

If you can pm your reg no. and name. I will forward a list with the info to VW, I will give it a couple of weeks to see the extent of the fault.
 

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http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=319816

see the other thread discussing the knock/clonk felt through the steering wheel. To start with it is a notch feel.

You will feel it as you turn the wheel. It gets progressively worse and within a few 1000 miles.

Turn the wheel left then back to the right, as you get close to centre you will feel the clonk, maybe even hear it too.
 

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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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T5mkj
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 .

DaveVW
Edition 25
8000 miles
reporting fault next week

Top Sparks
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.

Shanksy
2011 t30 panel van swb
15500 on clock just noticed the knocking this wknd
Not reported yet

1st timer
2013 84ps panel van
Started at 1400
Not reported as yet now I've seen this will do

Av_Dave
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.

Bubble68
hi 2012 edition 25 had column replaced at 2000miles, now done 5500 and noticed slight knock today driving to NEC.
shall report it Monday.

Snowy55
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!

langley
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 .

Autotecknik
2013 1,400mls done it from new got much more noticable last 200 miles, will raise it with the dealer when i get 5

Stoo
I will take mine to VW and keep you all posted.
Don't add me just yet

Paul359
brand new t30 180
just under 700 mils I noticed it yesterday going round a roundabout


Please add your info to the list by quoting the post and adding your info. Just makes things easier Thanks
Added for you Paul, that's not good mate.
 

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2012 sport line kombi ,
Mine done it after 5000miles, was fixed, and now 27000 miles it's come back and will be returning to dealers this week
 

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Discussion Starter · #36 · (Edited)
Originally Posted by Fabrik Interiors View Post
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!)
Edit/Delete Message

T5mkj
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 .

DaveVW
Edition 25
8000 miles
reporting fault next week

Top Sparks
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.

Shanksy
2011 t30 panel van swb
15500 on clock just noticed the knocking this wknd
Not reported yet

1st timer
2013 84ps panel van
Started at 1400
Not reported as yet now I've seen this will do

Av_Dave
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.

Bubble68
hi 2012 edition 25 had column replaced at 2000miles, now done 5500 and noticed slight knock today driving to NEC.
shall report it Monday.

Snowy55
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!

langley
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 .

Autotecknik
2013 1,400mls done it from new got much more noticable last 200 miles, will raise it with the dealer when i get 5

Stoo
I will take mine to VW and keep you all posted.
Don't add me just yet

Paul359
brand new t30 180
just under 700 mils I noticed it yesterday going round a roundabout

Ste338
2012 sport line kombi ,
Mine done it after 5000miles, was fixed, and now 27000 miles it's come back and will be returning to dealers this week

Only way to make VW aware of this issue is to take to your dealer. Then we may start to get a decent response from them on this fault.
 

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2012 kombi trendline T32 140 4motion
Reported a few days after purchased, then sorted (after a lot of hassle)
Fault returned after about 5500 miles waiting for return phone call from the dealers

2013 highline T30 140 panel van
Bought ex demo noticed it at about 5000 miles

Please add both to list
 
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