Never own another VW's/Audi again, I am done with the brand.
Had few VWs for last 10 years, from Golf TDI, R32,R36, Gti,Tiguan, Touareg ,T5.1. They all money pit, everything could goes wrong on all Volkswagen. Engine oil leaks rattling noise(weak oil pump), timing chain issues, waterpump issues, gateway module issues, ignition barrel stuck, central locking malfunction, window regulator, DPF Issues, EGR cooler using coolant, diesel injectors leaks, famously gearbox issues; VW S problems just like a list of features on a sales brouches; too much to go on the list. VAGs had well contributed to tow truck industries.
Purchased in August 2011 at Volkswagen Dealers for $68,000.00.
keep away from this car and save your money
At first all the electrical luxuries looked great !!! i.e electric side doors where amazing then not long after the passenger side door began malfunctioning this model of vehicle 1. inherent electrical problems with no idea from VW to repair but just charge to have a look only. 2. engine issues in particular the cam as it wears out the valve stem cup in turn wear a hole in the irreparable head 3. vale seat wear we ended up scraping the car 3. suspension front steering arm with associated bushes. never again VW
Purchased for $20,000.00.
- Multivan T6 (2015-2021)
Perfect family car
Excellent 7 seater with full option to adjust and rearrange the seating inside the cabin. The rear seats can be flatten to become a day bed. The kids love it as the middle seats swivel around with child booster seat raise as an option. I wish it has more than 1 USB output as there are so many potential location to add USB outlet instead of cigarette plug outlet. Overall I am one happy customer as I have owned Tiguan 2012 until now without any major repair or faults.
Purchased in August 2019.
Not fit for purpose design
The real issues with the Multivan is they have a practical shape and suit a large family but all of the electrical and mechanical systems are flawed. The engine has poor quality seals and will constantly leak from the rear main and camshaft cover plates the only way to fix it is to remove the gearbox, good luck finding a decent mechanical dealership that has the skills to fix the leaks. The gearbox has a genuine compatibility issue with the engine management system and will not last and will need to be rebuilt by an Automatic specialist and rebuilt based on the fact that if you get another 100,00 km for around a $ 5K rebuild you have done well,
Overall Volkswagen should get out of the Industry and take up golf
Purchased in February 2007 for $55,000.00.
Best vehicle we have had
Brought our T6 last year (2018) and haven’t regretted it for one day! Previously had a VW Amarok dual cab.
We found a dealer demonstrator that was about 10k cheaper than a brand new one and had only done 1500km included the table and tinted windows.
Two main reasons for buying, 1) i’m 2m tall. Which means in conventional cars and people movers there is very little leg room for the passenger sitting behind the driver. In the multi van this is never an issue as all the rear seats are movable and the second row also swivels to rearward face.
Purchased in July 2018.
Common sense gone out the window
MY18 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline TDi340 7sp
Purchased new and had a genuine VW towbar fitted only recently have had to use my trailer but found out that access to rear tailgate was not possible as the handle on the coupling would stop the tail gate from opening so to gain access to rear storage area. You then have to disconnect trailer, open back tailgate then when you have finished loading or unloading (luggage area) or even access to car jack then you would have to re-connect trailer again. This is such an inconvenience let alone more imp...
Purchased in April 2018.
A very well designed van
This 7 seat people mover is 2016 built and bought new in mid 2017. The Hi-line model is pricey but for what I want, I have little choice among other vans available on market. The Multivan base model with 103kw has low power hence I went for the 150kw Hi-line. I did consider the Hyundai iMax but found many silly and annoyed design with it, for example the fuel flap is located behind the sliding door and if you are refueling, a rear seat passenger could accidentally open the door and the flap would be damaged. I did drive the petrol iMax in New ...Zealand over 5 days and swear I will never touch this van again, one word, its awful. Like most European vans, the VW has the fuel flap just behind the front door on the B pillars and locked by this door so there is no need for locking mechanism, safe and convenient. Another nice design of the VW is their seat belts are integrated in the seats so they don't dangle from the ceiling and don't interfere with passenger movements in and out of vehicle. Also when the rear seats are moved, the seatbelts move with the seats and this is not the case with seatbelts anchored on the ceiling or pillars. The VW also allow the rear seats to be rearranged with great flexibility by sliding them or removing them. The two single rear seats can also be faced front or rear using just a lever. Ride and NVH are not as good as sedan however considering the base is a good vehicle, these vans are world superior than many vans such as the Hi Ace. The diesel engine is very strong and the acceleration is brief, the DSG is also reliable, presents no issue in the last 11,000 km. Real life fuel consumption is excellent with an average 8.6 lit/100km in urban and 7 lit/100km on open road. Yes, I keep a diary of fuel purchases and odometer reading. The van allow me to load bulky stuff like building materials, furniture, garden tools etc.. with ease. Just slide the seats, or fold the back rests or remove the seats and you can have space for large goods. I have used the van for normal commuting, long trips and overnight camping, yes, the rear bench can be converted flat allowing two people to sleep inside. Overall I am happy with the Multivan so far.
Purchased in June 2017 for $76,000.00.
- Multivan T6 (2015-2021)
Modified for c6 quadriplegic
The work done to this vehicle was only possible due to how convenient the VW is.
With $110,000 in modifications onto a $50,000 van, words can not describe the ease of the process.
It is by far the MOST modifiable vehicle on the market, and I had searched high and low!
Purchased in July 2017 at Capital .
Best ever bought so far
Use it for daily commuting . Excellant fuel economy.A pleasure to drive. Its not a sports car so pickup is slow( give the size). Cruze control drops the fuel consumption further . I would love to buy another( but they are not cheap), but from different dealer . Coasting feature is nice for saving fuel but breaking gives a tiny jerk. Missing is cup holder for middle seat which is quiet a pain. Having a window in back door is cool idea but should be electrical as kids cant open or close( sometimes even adults)
Great people mover with plenty of power for overtaking. Service issues +++ which was disappointing . Automatic doors were an issue (grinding noises) only fixed after many services with agent. Transmission failed recently after many ‘discussions’ with the agent (grinding noises with gear changes throughout the warranty period)- took it elsewhere. Still love it but would a buy another??
I drive this van daily as a courtesy van and it does the job with it premium space and controls. The air conditioning is good and you can control the rear temperature and can speed via the front. Now some points that need attention- the fan control switch led dont light up in sequence as there is a common issue there, the auto wipers are a bit slow to react to rain activation or keep going flat out with no rain but you can just turn them off but that's what auto is for! The drive mode is sluggish around town but perfect for the highway, sports ...mode is perfect for both urban or country driving. There is a few squeaks from the seating and rattles from the doors. 9n the plus side dual sliding doors make access easy, but make sure you get electric open and close sliding doors. Trust me it makes life simple! The sliding door do have issues closing and will need a adult to close and open, there is a door catch and lock open sliding door mechanism which occasionally doesnt catch the door open if you slide it open too fast or forcefully. The seating comfort is great and the plush carpet piles are perfect too. Overall I would pick one over a tarago for space and practicality.
Should have bought one ages ago
We used to drive a Kluger and were seriously considering a van. I'm a father to 3 kids and 2 dogs...with the occasional visit from the in-laws...and the Multivan is simply fantastic. The good stuff: 1) electric doors - can't live without them, be it carrying groceries or the like, one press on the remote and the doors slide open. Specially helpful when it rains or just dropping off. 2) Leg room - after driving an SUV, there's no way I see myself going back after driving the Multivan. From the sliding doors, you can skip over to the front seats ...easy. Specially helpful in tight parking spots. 3) Seats - all seats can be folded down and the kids love it when we go to the drive in. The seats can also be removed to make the van a 2 seater. 4) Tow capacity/power - towed a trailer no problem. When we got to the beach rental, I had to bring the trailer up backwards. Again, no problem for the van. 5) Interior - tons of storage space/cabinets, cooler for drinks works swell, you can see everything in the driving position, boot space is HUGE even with the third row up, swivelling pilot seats and accessories such as a table and a jump seat. Reversing is no problem with the sensors both front and back. 5) speed/power - as it's a van, don't le the size fool you. from stop, it accelerates quickly and the turbo really makes it move.it doesn't matter if the van has a full load of 7 people with bags and such. it will do a quick sprint when you want it. the cruise control is fantastic. when going on long drives i always engage it. you can actually control the car using the cruise button and you only need to step on the break when you want to immediately slow down or break. Getting into underground parking is a breeze with the height being 1.8 meters. The bad stuff: can't think of any other than the auto stop-start which doesn't work well with the dash cams. Simple work around was to get a lighter plug with a switch to keep it going.
- Multivan T6 (2015-2021)
Absolutely love it
We got out 2016 plated VW Multi van June 2017
It has been the best purchase we ever made. We originally got it as my husband is a furniture maker so for work and future family.
So versatile with the different combinations of seating arrangements, taking them in and out and lying them completely flat. It has been so useful in moving furniture, buying big items etc.
We have since had a baby and it is fantastic I can fit everything in pram, bag, accessories and still have room and access to use all 7 seats. So easy to gey bubs in and out. The sliding doors make tight car spots easy.
We absolutely love it
Never again !
The vehicle fits the family beautifully but we have had no end of troubles. We have had it serviced regularly, to no avail. This car is only 8 years old and every door handle has failed including the boot. Each time it costs at least $800 to repair (minimum). We can't close one of the windows properly - it pops open with the rush of air (that's $1,400 plus labour to fix). The engine leaks like a sieve. Last week we had to get a reconditioned air conditioner (you can't buy a new one) at a cost of $2,000 (incl installation). And the very n...ext day the gear box dies. For a big vehicle with a diesel engine I expected it would last longer than the 230,000km it has done, but no. This is a very edited list of the problems we have had. I won't buy another Vokswagen. This car is poorly designed and expensive to fix. Only purchase if you have lots of money to burn.
Good so far however dont believe a word about it having " Differential Lock!"
A pleasure to drive. Elevated driving position gives good vision of the road and traffic ahead. Brilliant finish inside and out. 17000 mostly country km up so far and hasnt missed a beat. Wasnt sure about the gear box originally swore i would only use it in manual. Wrong! I can't change gears as smoothly as the auto function. Cheap to run with a very consistent 7.1 L/100 km. Good for a big heavy box like this. Love the versitile seating option to move/ remove seats on the rail system. We removed the rear bench and use a 2+2 bucket seat configu...ration with the rear bucket's pushed back leaving plenty of space for the " Twins" ( 2x 11 month Catahoula dogs ) Now to the brickbat! Dont believe a word from VW when they describe " Electronic Differential Lock " That is a total fabrication, utterly misleading and totally deceptive. The vehicle has a Differentialy controlled differential electronic BRAKING system that VW try to pass off as Differential Lock. The 4WD version does an option of true Differential Lock thats mechanically activated by an electronic switch. The salesman at VW told us it has " Differential Lock that's electrically activated " and we believed him, looked for the switch to engage Diff Lock after delivery and of course its not there. Other than that we do like it.
Questions & Answers
2014 vw Multivan T5 won’t start
with a constant ticking sound
Lights n remote alarm etc still working after I tried starting whilst tyre compressor in operation connected to 12volt input
Hopefully just a fuse or two blown ?
Thx n best
The way you have provided the symptoms of the vehicle is very difficult to understand what is occuring.
I have a2011 multivan,
I've put in a new motor
2 new turbos
Pdf is clean light comes on all the time
Engine light comes on, I reset computer and then of for a while
This mainly happens when I put my foot down, and then goes into limp mode, I pull over turn off motor and restart, this clears lights and all is fine again for another short while..
Not sure how much information will be helpful to you. If you mentioned that you have replace turbo or turbos, it might be the issue with boast control valve or VNT turbo for TDI engine. If turbo is not releasing the pressure fast enough or valve is sticking could potentially trigger the car into limp mode or lost of power. Bring it to someone who have professional scan tool to inspect or turbo specialist. Alternatively you can check YouTube for the trouble you are facing, maybe you are handy enough to play around with the turbo.
Sounds like your oxygen sensor, get a computer diagnosis first though . Good luck
Thanks I'll look into it
side electric doors playing up,switches on dash flashing,left door will only open and close if the dash switch is continuously held
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