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thandeka, Angola

Volkswagen Polo

Hai got a problem with my beam light.the dim light are not working only the bright1 is working

Submitted: 30/08/2015 15:32:54 | ID: 120548

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Daniel Watt, Surrey

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there everytime i pull away or brake my car makes a clunking noise I believe the worse of the sound is coming from the passenger side does anyone have a clue what it could be so I don't end up paying endless money to get the car fixed thank you dan

Submitted: 29/08/2015 18:34:01 | ID: 120511

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reven, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

hi, my car won't start on it own without me spraying ''quick-start'' into the throttle body and it also does not idle. please help?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 11:22:23 | ID: 120446

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Swazi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi recently been having problems with gaining power for my polo playa 2001 1.4engine its the 1st polo models. So I wana know is it ok if I buy the duplicate map sensor for it even if its not original?

Submitted: 25/08/2015 20:33:24 | ID: 120332

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Abi, Northamptonshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a polo match edition which is due and booked in for a service. Lately when I've been turning the engine on a light (no colour) comes on which is a shaded circle and a number by the side which seem to be counting down wards everytkme I use the car; yesterday it said 11 and today 10. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks

Submitted: 23/08/2015 20:28:17 | ID: 120239

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euric, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I installed a radio in my polo but the lights does not go on, radio is working and all but @ night I can't see what is happening. I do have the code but no lights.

Submitted: 23/08/2015 16:16:42 | ID: 120221

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Willem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo Playa 1.6i , 1999 model just switches off anywhere anytime. Then after waiting a minute or three, I can start it again. It has an anti hijack device in, can that possibly be the cause? Or does anyone maybe also know what the problem is.. Help will be much appreciated. Willem

Submitted: 19/08/2015 13:34:37 | ID: 120024

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Ida, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Squuqie cracking sound noise comes from front left wheel while driving and even when engine is nor running when you push down on the cars body it makes rhe same sound and when engine is not running and you s m8ve the steering wheel left right left right you hear same squuqie cracking sound. Please help,

Submitted: 17/08/2015 18:16:53 | ID: 119933

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bisi, Nigeria

Volkswagen Polo

I want to change the oil, what engine oil spec can I use for my car?

Submitted: 15/08/2015 02:07:46 | ID: 119803

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Ricky, Warwickshire

Volkswagen Polo

My driver-side window is electronic and when it reaches the top it winds itself down, so im practically constantly fighting with it any help?

Submitted: 14/08/2015 16:18:37 | ID: 119776

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velile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I had problem on my car used to work all gears but now I can t select gear five at all n m stressed what the cause of that

Submitted: 13/08/2015 16:55:02 | ID: 119716

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velile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have problem to car used to work all gears from 1 to 5 but now is shift to 5 what is the cause of that please help m confuse

Submitted: 13/08/2015 16:14:26 | ID: 119712

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Manqoba, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

how can i fix the squeeky noisy from my steering pump

Submitted: 12/08/2015 08:07:31 | ID: 119639

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Sandy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a Polo Payer 1.4i, i changed the clutch cable on Saturday, and normally these cables are self adjustable. i installed the cable as i know how and as per the instructions of the mechanic at the store i bought the cable from. i drove the car and the peddle is now way on the floor. All the gears work and works fine but just the peddle that is way on the floor is a problem to me. Do i adjust the cable or do i just leave it till it adjust it's self? Sandy

Submitted: 11/08/2015 15:37:44 | ID: 119617

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daniel chakwesha, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

hello, my 2003 polo hatchback is overreving itself when changing from 2nd to 3rd gear. its an automatic. what could be the problem?

Submitted: 11/08/2015 13:50:29 | ID: 119615

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dixon, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

fuel guage not working

Submitted: 11/08/2015 07:19:32 | ID: 119604

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kevinfitz1@hotmail.com, Bristol

Volkswagen Polo

this only happened twice.I drive a 2010 polo 1.2 . petrol , about six weeks ago I could not change gears on way to work.I pulled over and I discovered the was no problem changing gears when the engine was switched off. but when I switched on the engine I could find gear. eventually after about ten to fifteen minutes it rectified itself and has been fine since, until today same happened, I switched off the engine ,put the car in first gear and with the clutch pressed I stated the engine and all worked perfectly again. what could cause this problem , can you help. kevin

Submitted: 09/08/2015 19:57:12 | ID: 119539

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andrew, Zambia

Volkswagen Polo

The cooling fan on my Volkswagen Polo is not working. There is no power to the cooling fan switch. I can’t find where the fuse is located... Can anyone help.... we have tested the fan by removing the fuse found on top of a panel on the battery... we it's removed the fan switches on and can't stop...

Submitted: 08/08/2015 11:34:43 | ID: 119495

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patrick, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo blink the oil light and beeps.i have done the service but it was quite for about 2000 km.now is blinking and beeping.pls help am confused now.

Submitted: 06/08/2015 06:44:13 | ID: 119402

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Neil, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

My car will not start it turns but does not even try. I can hear the fuel pump going. I think it's not sparking. In the last month three times when it was raining it would not start but I leave it for an hour and it would go. Today it wasn't raining but as normal I turned it off and straight away tried to start it and it just turns. Anyone else had similar problems? HELP HELP

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My car is a polo saloon classic 2000 reg 1.6 100 bhp Neil from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 05/08/2015 21:10:02 | ID: 119388

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Malcolm Goliath, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How do I remove the starter from my VW Polo Classic 1.4i 1999 model as I noticed its secured to the gearbox & the engine front mounting. When trying to remove starter then I noticed the gearbox was going to drop.

Submitted: 04/08/2015 09:17:20 | ID: 119311

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james mangochi, Malawi

Volkswagen Polo

my vw polo 1.4 when I packed it last night and this morning I was trying to start it, it is cracking and then it ends with a noise and it can not start it has now been 3 days can someone help me please

Submitted: 01/08/2015 15:03:00 | ID: 119205

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Boralitto, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hello there...need help, my Polo Vivo, 1.4, 2011 model is making this clicking sound on the front right wheel. It happens when i get to the 3rd gear or the 5th and when am turning to the right....what could be the problem. Please help...Could be bearings or CV joints? Im a bit stressed out...Boralitto from Sout Africa, Eastern Cape.

Submitted: 28/07/2015 18:05:33 | ID: 119036

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Jenny Wilson, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

My drivers electric window won't open at all, my drivers door will lock with the key, but will not unlock, the passenger door will not open or close. Is there a fuse for the central locking?

Submitted: 22/07/2015 18:32:11 | ID: 118764

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Mark Lawson, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

The fan motor resistor has now failed twice. The new one (the last one lasted about 5 months) I have just put in gets very hot immediately I turn the fan on number 1 or 2, less so on 3, it's fine on 4. The fan seems to be turning fine without any buzzing or rubbing noises, so if the bearings are gone, they are quiet! Can I assume there is a problem with the fan motor? What other problems could there be to cause this and how can I fix it/them? Grateful for help. Mark

Submitted: 21/07/2015 11:38:56 | ID: 118720

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Abu, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

my polo has a sump compressio

Submitted: 18/07/2015 23:07:52 | ID: 118620

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Adrian, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I'm Adrian from South Africa my problem is I've got a volkswagen polo classic 1.6 and my petrol needle on the desk panel does not work what can be the cause of this please advise

Submitted: 16/07/2015 16:26:25 | ID: 118517

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marques, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my 2002 polo 1.4 classic millinim dash got a problem wnen i go to fuel up and only takes a certain amount and then and will not také more fuel and i know its still empty. What can be wrong? I know its not full cause i did but a full tank a week ago and today when i wanted to go fill up it only alowed a certain amount. Please help!

Submitted: 12/07/2015 20:05:24 | ID: 118387

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Vusi Sambo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I'm having a problem with my Polo 1.6 Comforline model 2009, when am changing gears it runs smooth up to gear number 4 but when I put gear number 5 it only take it for 1minute after the gear start shaking and the engine looses power, I have to make a change down back to gear number 4 it runs perfect on gear number 4 and when I put gear number 5 then the problem stars again, never mind the road it straight and level when I put gear number 5 it don't want to take it so long it only runs with with it for couple of minutes .. Please help I dnt knw what's wrong with my car

Submitted: 09/07/2015 12:57:25 | ID: 118253

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Elisa, Hampshire

Volkswagen Polo

What does it mean when the indicators keep ticking even between turns? The light doesn't not come on inbetween but it still keeps ticking but faster than when you indicate left or right. Before I could control it by moving the indicator stick just slightly but now keeps ticking through my whole car journey. Any advise?

Submitted: 06/07/2015 18:45:06 | ID: 118135

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caro, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I am driving polo comfortline 2009 model...the engiene is shaking when I am starting and doesn't give acceleration....pls help

Submitted: 05/07/2015 06:46:53 | ID: 118070

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive polo 1.4 2007 model.i have a problem right now it don't wanna on what can be problem?

Submitted: 04/07/2015 15:17:19 | ID: 118040

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive polo 1.4 2007 model. My car dont wanna turn on and i checked fuse is ok and bettry is ok,so what can be problem?

Submitted: 04/07/2015 15:13:06 | ID: 118039

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collen, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

am driving a polo 2005 recently changed the clutch kit, I do 80km or 100 on gear 5 . please help

Submitted: 02/07/2015 07:52:56 | ID: 117930

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Joseph Schembri, Malta

Volkswagen Polo

My problem on my Polo 2003 model 1.4 16v is about the hazard/indicator ticking noise, which is not ticking. I suspected the hazard switch, which I replaced and problem persists, ie. no sound while using either of which. All bulbs flashing and also flashing on dash, only no ticking. Any idea what it might be? Thanks

Submitted: 01/07/2015 18:40:55 | ID: 117908

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Sbusiso zulu, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Greetings. I have a problem with my polo classic 2.0 (highline 2005) model. It doesnt spark. I have changed everything dt they said i should change but still it doesnt spark. At first we thought it was the sensors but we changed them all, still the problem is there. We are now out of clues. The mechanic have now said its a computer box. Can that be possible. thnx regards Mr Zulu SGM

Submitted: 30/06/2015 08:55:00 | ID: 117854

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David, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo 1.4 TDI won't start today . There are 2 messages on the info screen that says low tyre pressure and ESC not active . When I go to the car menu it won't let me change to sport mode and it also tells me that the ACC is not active . I depress the clutch turn the key but nothing happens .. I believe it may be a relay fault as the car drove beautifully the day before . Anybody know for sure and is there some way I can disable something to drive to a garage .. yes I have checked that I don't have a puncture . Thanks .

Submitted: 27/06/2015 06:59:47 | ID: 117761

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Sophie Bucksey, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

Can you tell me at what level of oil should the warning light come on, also if it has brake pad warning lights and at what worn % should they come on and also head light warning lights. Could you tell me if when going down a hill the car stays in second gear doesn't what to go into3rd gear which makes the cars increase is this a feature of dsg gearbox if not what damage could this do to the engine This also happens sometimes when pulling away or slowing down to allow another car to pasS which makes the car shoot forward

Submitted: 25/06/2015 00:01:47 | ID: 117667

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Sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 1.4 Polo 2006 Model, on the 15/06/2015 I have replaced the top gasket and replaced valves and seals, after that the car is stalling and I have changed spark plugs twice now, it goes well first 3 days after it goes back to stalling, I changed also the lead cables but nothing changed, I dont know what could be the problem now,please help Sean from JHB CBD

Submitted: 24/06/2015 18:27:26 | ID: 117656

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samuel okumu, Kenya

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 1998 polo classic, got it as a project car because they're just splendid little cars. my problem is with the front suspension. the steering is stiff and feels like the power steering pump isn't fully working. had it checked and the pump was fine, so changed the steering rack instead....didn't help, steering's still stiff and the noise it makes is truly maddening. funny thing is, at speed, the steering works quite fine, its slow driving that's the problem. what could be the problem? could my mechanic have been wrong?(wouldn't be a first). Anyone? anyone at all, please help.

Submitted: 24/06/2015 14:26:27 | ID: 117646

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