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Old 11-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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239,000 Amarok pickups recalled for fuel leaks

All of you fapping to the Amarok should be mindful of Volkswagen quality

239,000 Amarok pickups recalled for fuel leaks
http://www.autonews.com/article/2013...#axzz2kd1f4U6X
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As if I need a VW to fap.
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How many toyotas have been recalled lately?

VW quality is above most.
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US VWs are known to have issues, mostly electrical. They are typically built in Mexico.
The rest of the world have German VWs, with much better quality control. VWs are actually very reliable, high quality vehicles.
A single isolated problem like this does not mean that VW is junk. I am not saying that they are better than Toyota, but this recall does not change how I feel about VW. I will buy an Amarok any day.
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US VWs are known to have issues, mostly electrical. They are typically built in Mexico.
The rest of the world have German VWs, with much better quality control. VWs are actually very reliable, high quality vehicles.
A single isolated problem like this does not mean that VW is junk. I am not saying that they are better than Toyota, but this recall does not change how I feel about VW. I will buy an Amarok any day.
My family has a 2003 vw jetta wagon, the tdi, and they were only built in Germany. That thing is anything but reliable.
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US VWs are known to have issues, mostly electrical. They are typically built in Mexico.
The rest of the world have German VWs, with much better quality control. VWs are actually very reliable, high quality vehicles.
A single isolated problem like this does not mean that VW is junk. I am not saying that they are better than Toyota, but this recall does not change how I feel about VW. I will buy an Amarok any day.
Read the article. The Amarok recall is one of several initiated by VW on the same day.

My friend owns a German-assembled GTI. He found the cabin filter installed up side down when he went to change it the first time...
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All of you fapping to the Amarok should be mindful of Volkswagen quality

239,000 Amarok pickups recalled for fuel leaks
http://www.autonews.com/article/2013...#axzz2kd1f4U6X
damn , almost as many as Toyota
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VW Commercial Vehicles said that the issue had been identified by its quality assurance team, with the 2.0-litre TDI engine possibly being affected by leaks to the fuel pipe within the engine compartment. In order to avoid any accidental damage to the fuel lines a chafe protector is being fitted at the affected points as part of a global recall programme.

http://fleetworld.co.uk/news/2013/No...lls/0434011606
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With the common-rail system operating at ~30,000 psi, a pinhole leak in the pipe caused by chafing will probably cause the leaked fuel to vaporize due to the pressure difference. An ignition source would cause a nice flamethrower effect.
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239,000 Amarok pickups recalled for fuel leaks

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With the common-rail system operating at ~30,000 psi, a pinhole leak in the pipe caused by chafing will probably cause the leaked fuel to vaporize due to the pressure difference. An ignition source would cause a nice flamethrower effect.
Looks like they got it figured out with some shielding
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Yep, amazing they are discovering the chafe point just now, after 3 years on the market.
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Yep, amazing they are discovering the chafe point just now, after 3 years on the market.
Might not be a common failure but as you pointed out , potentially a bad day
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VW quality is above most.


http://autos.jdpower.com/content/pre...lity-study.htm
#24 out of 34

Results have been comparable for 10 years.
Not the lowest, but below industry average.
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damn , almost as many as Toyota
Considering Toyota has sold a lot more......
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Considering Toyota has sold a lot more......
at least the Amaroks are getting a recall to have it fixed unlike the Tacoma DC's that come with driveline vibrations stock that Toyota now says are " a normal characteristic of the truck " , lol
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at least the Amaroks are getting a recall to have it fixed unlike the Tacoma DC's that come with driveline vibrations stock that Toyota now says are " a normal characteristic of the truck " , lol
Or oil leaks from Chrysler products.....

Normal characteristic of the vehicle.
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http://autos.jdpower.com/content/pre...lity-study.htm
#24 out of 34

Results have been comparable for 10 years.
Not the lowest, but below industry average.
I have a few friends with vw's, one '04 gti with over 150k trouble free miles. And having driven a few they just feel solid in comparison to the Japanese cars I've driven. I know, not a very scientific analysis but that's what I was going off of.
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Not at all scientific. Actually every other vehicle I've driven "feels" more solid than my Taco, but the Taco is the only one I'd trust to hop curbs and jump railroad tracks with.
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I'm seeing alot of "newish" VW's sitting on peoples lawns with for sale signs. TDI? Thanks but no thanks. Don't even get me started about MB or BMW.
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I have a few friends with vw's, one '04 gti with over 150k trouble free miles. And having driven a few they just feel solid in comparison to the Japanese cars I've driven. I know, not a very scientific analysis but that's what I was going off of.
That's why anecdotal evidence is inadmissible in court.

I agree on the "feel"... hell... a new GM feels very solid.

But until you broaden the sample to cover more than a local circle of friends, you do not have a statistically significant sample.
That's what JD Powers and Consumer Reports are all about.
When 10,000,000 vehicles are sold every year, a sample size of 10 is statistically insignificant.

It is also why Motor Trend, Four Wheeler, CycleRider, and other magazines are worthless. They are looking at one vehicle that may or may not have been specially prepped by the manufacturer, and they stick a driver in it that may or may not know what he's doing.
I remember a Motor Trend review of the 2000 Echo. The review was 100% negative, and the reviewer was citing all kinds of subjective issues that were non-issues for someone who wasn't 16. One of the comments was even "But at least it has a lot of places to store stuff if you're into that kind of thing".
LOLWUT???????????

Even the participants on online forums. Many people on forums sought them out because of problems, so happy owners are under-represented.
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