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bassie, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When the car is moving it cuts the radio power off and on, the dashboard lights are flickering like there is an electric shock and the headlights are also flickering, even when the radio is off. But when the engine is not running it doesn't do that! I recently bought a new battery but it is still doing that. Please help!

Submitted: 22/04/2015 10:22:48 | ID: 115043

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okech, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

Writing the word oil on dashboard. What could be the problem? Have just replaced the oil.

Submitted: 21/04/2015 16:31:15 | ID: 115014

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lookbright, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

I have a 1.4 litre Polo and the car has got a problem of slow changing of gears and at the same time exert high revs up to 5000 to 6000. I approached the fixers and they said I have to change the gear box oil. I did as well but the problem is still there. Some are now saying it`s a gearbox sensor. What could be the possible problem? It`s an automatic car

Submitted: 20/04/2015 18:03:07 | ID: 114985

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nigel, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

i have a polo vivo 1.4 2013 model. I dont use this car as i have another polo. I start it up once a while but now it just wont start. It swings, the radio goes on but just wont start. After i let it swing long enough it dies and the clock resets, is the battery dead?

Submitted: 18/04/2015 07:20:43 | ID: 114861

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mahlomola maseng, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Leaks too much water. 2003 Polo

Submitted: 17/04/2015 11:28:43 | ID: 114825

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mahlomola maseng, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Leaking water. Uses 2 L of water for 10 km

Submitted: 17/04/2015 11:21:45 | ID: 114824

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Paul Lusato, Tanzania

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. My VW Polo 2002 1.4 16V had the following problem on the dash and I have tried some garage but can`t fix the problems. The airbag is on, fuel gauge not working, it`s tried to come up or if it comes up after a few minutes it goes to empty. ABS is on, the red temperature gauge is coming on if the fuel gauge fails to work. Hand brake light is coming on if you begin to move and doesn't go to off. What could be the problem? Any help please?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 10:44:31 | ID: 114769

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Jayson, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a Polo 1.6 2008 trendline. The issue I'm having is my car sometimes feels like it`s labouring /slight jerk from time to time. I've recently had the car serviced hoping that the problem would be rectified but nothing. I have already replaced the temp sensor, this has not solved the problem. Anyone with advice please?

Submitted: 13/04/2015 14:41:53 | ID: 114661

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waseem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

when i turn my polo vivo bluetooth radio on the sound cuts out ater a few seconds. why?

Submitted: 06/04/2015 00:23:12 | ID: 114354

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waseem, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi my name is waseem i have a polo vivo 2013 model bluetooth radio the radio en everything comes on when i switch the radio on the sound comes on for about 1 second en silent goes the radio this only does it if i switch the radio on en of what could the problem be

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hi my name is waseem i have a polo vivo 2013 model bluetooth radio the radio en everything comes on when i switch the radio on the sound comes on for about 1 second en silent goes the radio this only does it if i switch the radio on en of what could the problem be waseem from South Africa

Submitted: 05/04/2015 23:29:05 | ID: 114352

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kenneth, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo classic jerks on first, second and third gear but if you accelerete more it misfires. ,and it flies off . Can some one help me pls

Submitted: 05/04/2015 14:46:02 | ID: 114340

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charles, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

steering seized could not steer and was moving slowly

Submitted: 05/04/2015 07:08:44 | ID: 114334

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Fiz, Lancashire

Volkswagen Polo

Whilst driving the car the turbo will knock off at 250rpm and when it reaches 60mph. The engine management light and glowplug light will come on. Codes P00AF turbocharger actuator module Stuck. That is the code which comes on. Actuator was taken off and and got it free'd off. Everything was ok and lights went off. Same thing happened again. What could this be ?

Submitted: 01/04/2015 22:59:01 | ID: 114187

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peter, Wiltshire

Volkswagen Polo

how easy is it to fit a front driver side abs sensor?

Submitted: 31/03/2015 20:19:40 | ID: 114140

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stephan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have the 2003 1.4 tdi polo, it was fine but now loss of power even when I pull away, black smoke and on idle iwhen I rev up its white smoke and a lot, also a knoking noise at air intake, when I took off the pipe its loud andfeels like some of the piston pressure blowing out by intake, also the turbo cuts out can anyone pleas help me

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Hi there. With regards to a knocking noise coming from your air intake area, it could possibly be your cam followers, as I have had the same problem with loss of power and a knocking noise. I replaced the cam followers on my Touran 1.9 tdi and the noise was gone and power was back. Weirdly I used VW Golf mk 1 8v cam followers as they are the same diameters inside and out and height as well and cheaper. omar from South Africa

Submitted: 30/03/2015 13:45:52 | ID: 114074

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conrad, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo classic 1.6 Classic 2003 model.when the car idle there is a miss on the engine.I checked the plugs but it looks okay.where can I look more in order to find the problem

Submitted: 30/03/2015 11:16:05 | ID: 114065

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anrique, Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

polo.1.6.2000.model.junk.and.back.fire.when.drive

Submitted: 28/03/2015 09:32:15 | ID: 113962

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craig, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Write your question here...06 polo 1.4 8v petrol (engine code BLM) oil pushing of dipstick tube

Submitted: 27/03/2015 07:34:59 | ID: 113930

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David, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a problem with my Polo classic 1.4 2001 model, hsrd to start and when it starts I smell petrol. Sometimes it starts one kick but most of the time takes its time, even if the engine is hot as long as I stop the engine for 10 minutes it does not start with one kick, please help

Submitted: 25/03/2015 14:16:24 | ID: 113821

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kelvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I'm driving a Polo Playa. I have a problem when I start up the car, it revs up the moment you put it in a gear to pull off and it jerks as if there is no fuel but then it clears for a while, the moment you come to a stop it stalls. What can the problem be? Please help

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Write your answer here...have the throttle body checked craig from South Africa

Submitted: 24/03/2015 09:01:00 | ID: 113738

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rodz, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi all, I have a 1998 Polo classic 1.8i. Recently when I come to a stop and push the clutch in, it cuts off. Can anyone help with this problem? Thanks, also how do I know if the engine mountings are bad?

Submitted: 24/03/2015 07:56:03 | ID: 113736

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romanno, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

the engine starts but it does not accelerates. it does not ref. sometimes don't start

Submitted: 21/03/2015 09:17:31 | ID: 113608

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tracey, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

Hello, my car has been fine. I went to work last night and when I came back and started my Polo it was misfiring and really sluggish pulling away with loss of power in 1st and 2nd gear, but when I got some speed up it`s fine, just sounds like it`s misfiring and the car`s juddering?

Submitted: 17/03/2015 09:17:34 | ID: 113435

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Pauline, Lancashire

Volkswagen Polo

Can you please help me to make my central locking work again? It sometimes locks the driver`s door only and usually doesn`t work at all?

Submitted: 17/03/2015 08:59:25 | ID: 113434

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John, Devon

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there, am not sure if I have picked correct variant, car is a 1.2 3 cylinder diesel 3 door. Problem I have is when I brake to a stop in gear the engine revs stay up at about 1300 - 1400 rpm until I release the brake pedal, when the revs drop instantly to normal idle (about 900 rpm). Also when I brake gently, at the very first movement of the brake pedal I can feel the engine slightly miss a beat. It does not do this when the car is stationary (with the engine running) and the brake pedal is pressed gently. It's probably coincidence but I have only noticed this since a recall was done by my local dealer regarding the fuel filter. Many thanks

Submitted: 16/03/2015 17:14:54 | ID: 113409

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Aziz Ur Rahman, Blackburn with Darwen

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I had a problem with my Polo 1.2 tdi bluemotion power steering, a steering wheel sign comes on and the steering become very heavy. It happened last week, then I switched the engine off and tried after a few minutes and it was sorted. This morning same thing but it`s not working, even switching off. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Submitted: 13/03/2015 12:08:40 | ID: 113255

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Kofi, Galway

Volkswagen Polo

The check oil light keeps on blinking and the oil and oil pump have already been changed but it still keeps appearing.Any suggestions

Submitted: 12/03/2015 16:25:21 | ID: 113216

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Kofi, Galway

Volkswagen Polo

My check oil light has been blinking and I have had the oil and pump changed but still no difference. It comes on after using the car for some few minutes and after some time the car starts beeping . What could be the cause?

Submitted: 12/03/2015 14:21:35 | ID: 113206

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Jim, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I am driving polo classic 1.3 and it doesn't accelerate, it is idling but not accelerating when I press accelerator

Submitted: 12/03/2015 12:50:41 | ID: 113201

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Gweva, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo vivo, EPC light on, it started on Monday, a day after I washed the engine. now when I drive it doesn't have a power and also feels like its jerking. what could be the problem?? help please

Submitted: 11/03/2015 15:44:22 | ID: 113152

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alvezo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

What type of gearbox fits in my polo classic 1.6i 2002 model. the gearbox numbers or letters

Submitted: 11/03/2015 09:40:20 | ID: 113138

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Precious Dube, Swaziland

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, my car cranks fine but doent start just been driving it without any problem I just switch it off and when to the shop and when I return it couldn't start.

Submitted: 10/03/2015 20:59:41 | ID: 113121

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armond, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi i have a 2012 polo 1.4 comfortline. I drained the oil then replaces the oil filter and then put in new oil. And now if I drive the car for a few kilometers the oil light starts flashing for a while and then goes away for a few minutes then comes back on again....please give me some advice for why this is hapening?

Submitted: 10/03/2015 19:21:30 | ID: 113116

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romanno, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

the car is starting but its not accelerating. its only idling.

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My Volkswagen Polo classic 1.6 model 2007 is starting but only idling and the ecp light came on? Please help me obed from Namibia

First, is the gas pedal working or stuck when you press it down? If it is working down and up again, then the wire is intact but does not give the petrol pump the order to pull gas from the tank. Check your petrol filter also. I hope it works for you. Cheers Polo Sedan 2005 Owner Ali Elmokadem from Egypt

First, is the gas pedal working or stuck when you press it down? If it is working down and up again, then the wire is intact but does not give the petrol pump the order to pull gas from the tank. Check your petrol filter also. I hope it works for you. Cheers Polo Sedan 2005 Owner Ali Elmokadem from Egypt

Submitted: 07/03/2015 22:34:49 | ID: 112936

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Dion, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Why does my VW Polo make a beep sound every hour when I am driving?

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My Polo classic 1.6 model 2007 is starting but does not pick up the revs but is just idling obed from Namibia

Submitted: 05/03/2015 19:53:14 | ID: 112835

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Pieter, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I`ve got a 2012 Polo Vivo. The central locking does not work from the key. The light on the keys does indicate when I`m pressing the buttons but the car does not unlock or lock. I unlocked it with the key only and I pressed my button inside the car to open all the doors. Everything does open except my petrol cap. What can be the problem? How can I open my petrol cap without breaking it?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 10:28:32 | ID: 112789

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Silas Machaba, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

My battery light does not switch off on the dashboard?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 07:39:50 | ID: 112778

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eddie, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How do I replace the bearing on the selector shaft on gearbox, do I need to strip the whole gearbox?

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Write your answer here...maybe not on front of gearbox is a big allen key nut take care when removing it and make a note of whats behind it and which way it must be fitted when assembling craig from South Africa

Submitted: 03/03/2015 14:01:39 | ID: 112663

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Bismark, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo 2004 1.4 TDI cuts power for no reason .Sometimes it does that even if I'm driving. No display on the dashboard like the battery is disconnected. At certain times, I start the engine as soon as I engage reverse it cuts out power and dashboard lights come back on after putting the gear lever back to neutral. Anyone with a solution?

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mine did the same particulary if i was turning into a corner. it seems a common fault as carbon builds up on the carbareta meaning it is closed rather than open so air is cut and the engine dies straight away, get a can of spray carb cleaner (only £3) take off the air cover casing and spray into the carb while the engine is running. only if your confident enough gordon from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/03/2015 09:03:55 | ID: 112644

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Carlos Kgatle, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My Polo classic 1.4I 1997 has a funny sound at the back wheel. I keep on changing bearing but doesn't last long. What can I do?

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Change the stub axle and put another bearing also send it for 4wheel alignment barns from South Africa

Submitted: 02/03/2015 19:23:32 | ID: 112602

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