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Rory, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi There I started up my Polo 2005 yesterday and checked my service indicator come up and showed in how many kilometers i need to service the car, great! But this morning when i started up, there is now an additional indicator the comes up after the service spanner indicator and it looks like a clock can someone please help me out... what is this indicator??? i don't have a manual...

Submitted: 09/01/2016 16:00:25 | ID: 125806

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victory, South Ayrshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi de, I have a vw polo classic 1.6 1999,it takes to long 2 start&wen I accelerate it bek fires-wen I drive 15kilos or so it stops by itself then I have 2 start after 45 minutes,cn somebody help guys.....

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hi the problem with the vehicle is turbo. mike from South Africa

hi the problem with the vehicle is turbo. mike from South Africa

Submitted: 09/01/2016 03:56:12 | ID: 125787

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andile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I've got a problem with my polo it keeps picking the rev up one way especially when I'm driving on gear number 4&5 and also if I'm on a top gear and I leave the accelerator the car start to accelerate on its own. what could be the problem?

Submitted: 08/01/2016 10:07:50 | ID: 125731

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JOHN, Lesotho

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have Polo 1.4 petrol automatic. After driving for about 30km, the engine stops and i have to wait for some couple of minutes for it to cool down so as it can drive. when i have to go up the hill, it become more problematic because it cant go up the hill without switching the engine off. I went to my mechanic and ran some diagnostics and the machine shows nothing wrong with the car. I am really troubled because when ever it has driven for 30km, the engine stops and i have to a wait for the car to cool so as i can start the engine. please help

Submitted: 06/01/2016 16:05:51 | ID: 125648

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Bongani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi im Bongani Kovu driving a Polo Vivo 2011 now i bought fog lights,when we try to install the we find out that these no wire ring for fog lights, all are wana now which weri ring and switch must i get,if you dont mind you can send a picture of everything i need to get.

Submitted: 06/01/2016 11:00:24 | ID: 125640

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Pravesh, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hello I have a 2001 polo player 1.4. Please can someone tell me what type of spark plugs I can use in my car. Im in South Africa.

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Yes, fella, same as the ones you have in there now would be best. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/01/2016 10:43:33 | ID: 125638

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Lindelani Mudzanani, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I am Edward I drive polo 1.6 2006 model so when I am driving it every time I reach 190km/h the battery lamp come on can anyone tell me what to do please.

Submitted: 05/01/2016 07:21:00 | ID: 125565

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Tshabalala, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My polo vivo 1.4 2010 sedan struggle to start and when it does it drives few metres and the engine temperature will be too hot , what is the cause of this

Submitted: 05/01/2016 05:09:48 | ID: 125564

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DAVID, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Polo

hi guys can any one help my vw polo 2003 1.2 reversing lights have both failed its not the bulbs iv checked also the obd port is not working iv tried hooking up my scanner to it not detected i think this could be connected as iv read some where any help would be great also just before these issues came to light i had a stuck cassette {music} yes it still has one in it does not work now as cassette wont go in i was told this could be related to my issues please advise

Submitted: 02/01/2016 12:35:03 | ID: 125420

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Melrick, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

I have a vw polo hatchback 1.4 trendline 2007 model.Sometimes my powersteering light comes on and my powersteering fail completely...my abs light also comes on occasionally with a warning sound and at night when i am driving with my lights on, they flicker whenever i use my indicators and also when i brake ,what could be the problem?

Submitted: 30/12/2015 07:50:30 | ID: 125301

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Jo-Anne, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive a 2002 VW Polo Playa. On Christmas Eve I while driving on the highway (at around 100km/h) i went over something that looked like a bag of wood. I couldn't avoid it as there were cars on all sides of me. The car in front of me could swerve in time but I saw it to late. I thought my car would clear it as it wasn't very big, but unfortunately it didn't. I managed to hit it centered. ( not going over it with my wheels) but I could still here it scratch underneath. Could this have damaged the undercarriage of my car? My right front wheel makes a scratchy or "clacking" sound when I turn sharp right ( as if the wheel scratches against the body or the wheel goes Clack-clack-clack) (pardon the technical terms) It's always done it but now it seems like it's more and louder.

Submitted: 29/12/2015 08:27:57 | ID: 125267

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freddy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I want to set ignitipn timing

Submitted: 26/12/2015 03:44:51 | ID: 125136

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kondwani, Malawi

Volkswagen Polo

After parking my 2000 vw polo the following morning istarted it but it failed checking on the plugs there is a spark coming when cranking but injectors are not opening though i bought another fuel pump wat can be the problem???

Submitted: 24/12/2015 18:13:05 | ID: 125098

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Rona Letlhogile, Botswana

Volkswagen Polo

Why does my 1.4 VW polo keeps cutting out at a speed beyond 80km/hour?

Submitted: 22/12/2015 07:02:09 | ID: 125016

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Rona Letlhogile, Botswana

Volkswagen Polo

My polo(automatic transmission) shuts down engine once it reaches a speed beyond 80km/hr. What could be the cause? It went thru major service 2 months back

Submitted: 21/12/2015 18:27:54 | ID: 124996

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Tim Davies, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi my 2010 Pola Playa 1.4 trendline has a over heating intermitant problem. Bottle boils over some times. Repaired cylinder head. Flushed raiator, replaced plastic tank and cap, checked thermistor. Drops down to 250 to 350 ohms in boiling water. Fan comes on regularly. New spark plugs. Regular service. 225000 on clock. No temp indication on new polo playa? ABS light comes on now and again? Please help felling desperate! Thank you Tim

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my 2002 Playa went in for a service a few weeks ago, I also had an over heating problem, It turned out to be a faulty censor on the coolant pipe/tank. Jo-Anne from South Africa

Submitted: 20/12/2015 13:55:33 | ID: 124920

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timdavies77@gmail.com, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I small unsure if I have selected the right model. I have got a 1.4 16 vavle Pola Playa Trendline. I haha prob ls with the car overheating. Replaced head gasket. Flushed radiator refilled with coolest. Water still boiled over after 300 kms. The problem is intermitant. When the low level warning light comes on I stop. Fill water after 1hr and go? Does trendline have a water temperature indicator? It has an ambiant temp indicator.Thank you. Tim.

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Tim, you say it has problem with overheating... and you changed the head gasket.. well overheating also causes a warped cylinder head mating surfaces.. you may well have changed the gasket but if the mating surfaces are not perfectly flat against eachother, you'll still get problems. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi Mr Evans. Thank you for your response. I did have the head skimmed before replacing the gasket. The major problem I have understand why this would be an intermitant problem? Another intermitant problem I have is the abs light comes on on goes of after a while. The car perform very well and is not sluggish. A friend said it could be the wiring loom. Is it possible to see the engine temperature?the is no indication. Thank you again. Tim Davies from South Africa

OK.. I missed a hint in your original post... "when the low level warning light comes on"... suggests you have a leak somewhere.. and if you can't find one, it's going through your engine.. you may have hairline crack in cylinder head.. caused by previous overheating. Also try changing the thermostat.. it may be a little sticky R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 20/12/2015 13:07:08 | ID: 124915

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Audry, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. Hope you can help. I bought a VW Polo Bluemotion Hatch 2013 model two weeks ago. And yesterday while driving long distance it suddenly started making a ticking noise in the bonnet when exceeding 120 km/h. What can the problem be?

Submitted: 20/12/2015 05:24:48 | ID: 124900

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shanil, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi guys I got a polo playa 2002 millenium edition 1.6i, car is jerking on no.5 gear and sometimes wen I press it a little I can feel it pulling bk really need help thanks

Submitted: 18/12/2015 04:35:11 | ID: 124817

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Rommel, Philippines

Volkswagen Polo

Good day, i had problem with my Polo classic 97 model, It wont start after a heavy rain. What should i do?

Submitted: 17/12/2015 14:19:49 | ID: 124796

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Gary wile, Northumberland

Volkswagen Polo

Replaced CV joint right hand side then left now car pulls violently from left to right

Submitted: 16/12/2015 09:48:06 | ID: 124758

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Damien Watson, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there, please could someone assist me I have a VW Polo 1.9tdi 2006 Highline and I have been struggling with ABS. No warning lights and when did diagnostics it didnt pick up any fault. I've read up on a VW Forum club that it could be the pipe leading to the Vacuum pump or a fuse on the front battery cover. Please advise. Regards D.

Submitted: 10/12/2015 14:02:42 | ID: 124550

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Conrad, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I put petrol in my diesel polo and i didnt start it.the drain it and after 100km it wont rev it stays on 2100 revs

Submitted: 08/12/2015 16:43:34 | ID: 124479

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Yusuf, Swaziland

Volkswagen Polo

Dear sir I have a problem of a polo 1.6 which does not want to start after I re ring it. It just keep on making the plugs wet yet the timing is correct. What could be the cause

Submitted: 08/12/2015 14:50:15 | ID: 124474

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ismail, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

hi i have a polo 1.9 tdi sport 2005 had a slight knock on the left fender this damaged my power steering pump had the pump taken out and replaced it with a good 2nd hand one now the pump goes on but still i dont have any power steering need help please what can be the problem the dash power steering warning lights is also on.

Submitted: 08/12/2015 10:10:34 | ID: 124463

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Mohammed Asakia, Ghana

Volkswagen Polo

When ignition is off gearshift but when ignition is off gears fail to engage

Submitted: 08/12/2015 09:12:09 | ID: 124461

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DORCAS, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

polo ask for coolant so often.Problem?

Submitted: 08/12/2015 07:46:28 | ID: 124459

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Tee, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

my polo wont pull through uphill. it does not switch off but it stops and picks up after about 30seconds. in a level ground it moves swifly. What could be the problem.

Submitted: 02/12/2015 08:19:59 | ID: 124268

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michael, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi im driving vw polo playa, in the mrng when i start the car i have to put down the food on the exelerator so that it can adleal. As soon as i let go the accelarator it cuts off,then i whout start it again and go but as soon as i let go it cut. Robots stop srns i strugle, after i drove about 15 to 20k then is fine again. Pls help thanks oh and every time i have to shake the key inside the ignition or else it wont start

Submitted: 01/12/2015 07:50:11 | ID: 124235

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Tony, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I am having problems with my car, when l select 3rd gear, the gear leaver moves vibrates and moves randomly, what might be the problem

Submitted: 27/11/2015 08:34:11 | ID: 124067

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Brown Bathusi, Botswana

Volkswagen Polo

My 2006 polo does not pick up speed even at full throttle. It would take around 3km to reach 140kph and won't go beyond that. The Rev count also l goes very high. Above 120kph it begins to shake. It also consumes a lot of fuel. It's an automatic transmission.

Submitted: 24/11/2015 05:36:43 | ID: 123918

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SINCLAIR (1999 1.4i POLO CLASSIC) , South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi Guys I own a 1999 Polo Classic 1.4i, the car starts, and just dies. When I select a gear, i have to keep the revs up in order for the car not to die, but as soon as i depress the clutch, the car die? I there any solution to this problem?? Help is needed urgently please.... Kind regards

Submitted: 20/11/2015 10:19:26 | ID: 123723

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John Harding, West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo

When I switch the ignition on there is a sharp 'ping' noise but no screen indication what this is for. It only goes when switching the ignition on.

Submitted: 19/11/2015 13:36:58 | ID: 123698

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leonie chapman, Gwent

Volkswagen Polo

How many reverse lights should I have

Submitted: 14/11/2015 21:28:55 | ID: 123504

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dinosh, United Arab Emirates

Volkswagen Polo

please , when am on the way some times my acceletor not workin ,like a forget accseletor . when i swich off engin and start again it will work again . not every times only some times happen .there is epc error on my dash board , please some one can help me

Submitted: 12/11/2015 05:22:46 | ID: 123411

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Wesley, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi when my polo gti engine is hot, and it pull away in 2nd gear (dsg) it would shudder. Its happening more often now. Also theres this tapping/clunking sound coming from the from driver wheel on pull away only as well.this too happens when engine is hot. the more i accelerate the louder it becomes. What could be the causes? Took it to VW NTT and they did a ''gearbox'' test and said gearbox is fine. But its just getting worse now (the shudder and clunking sound). Please assist?

Submitted: 05/11/2015 23:52:09 | ID: 123190

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Ashwin, India

Volkswagen Polo

hi my polo is a 20-12 edition 1.2 litre non turbo 3 cylinder engine ya that sucks. It works perfect in the city but on the higway after i hit abt 130 km. the car starts slowing down to 110km the u have to shift it back in to fourth gear and rev it back up to 130km also it doesnt cross 130km i fail to understand why its performing this way. Any help wud be appreciated

Submitted: 05/11/2015 11:34:47 | ID: 123155

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stefan, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi i have 1.4 auto polo i jus changed the cambelt and done a oil change but still having problems with the car. The car feels so slow its feel like it go no power and goes no where its even worse trying to get up a hill. Also when the car is hot and sitting in traffic the car will shake the epu with come on then turn off but will start again straight away but will sound and drive terrible. I have cheekd all the pressure of the valves n there reading are hight but just dont under stand whats going wrong. Can you help

Submitted: 04/11/2015 13:10:29 | ID: 123115

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rodz, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi guys I have 1997 polo classic 1.8i off wich th idle hunts from 1500to2500 rpm and I can smell rich fuel took car diagnostics but not reading any faults can sumone plez help.thanks

Submitted: 02/11/2015 11:31:06 | ID: 123020

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sean cassidy, City of Edinburgh

Volkswagen Polo

problems with the wipers switching them selfs on this only started after getting a black box fitted. phoned the fitter to see where he took the live wire from he said the head light switch wierd place if i say so myself.my friend works for vw garage and recomends i get them back to take a live from the fuese box its self any ideas out there

Submitted: 31/10/2015 13:04:29 | ID: 122926

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