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julius, Bournemouth

Volkswagen Polo

hi there,am driving a vw polo 20014 model,1.4cc.after travelling for like 5okms,the engine light,ABS,EPC are all warning.i tried diagnising it on a computer and the lights went off for afew mininutes.They are now showing again. what could be the problem and what should i do?am afraid i might be driving and the engine automatically stops.juius uganda

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Ok, the sign of ABS I think it`s an ABS sensor, you must check your ABS sensor but it`s not a big deal mendara from South Africa

I had this exact problem with my 2011 polo and it was a spark plug :/ I changed it and haven't had this problem since Ben from Kent

I had this exact problem with my 2011 polo and it was a spark plug :/ I changed it and haven't had this problem since Ben from Kent

Submitted: 01/12/2014 12:23:32 | ID: 107184

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tamer, Belgium

Volkswagen Polo

i made the water away from my polo 6n2 desil model 2001 sdi 1.9 , after that every time in morning the heat lamp start to go on i wait time tell the car going warm and i make the motor out wait again 20 secound and then start the lamp is off , the think there is air in system , if that is true i can't found from where i need to make the air out

Submitted: 29/11/2014 11:55:09 | ID: 107074

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Don, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Dear sir. I have a 2005 , 1.4 vw polo trendline. I have had numerous problems with the car in the last 3years. The most recent problem now is that the EPC light came on. Since then I noticed a miss and now from a miss..its a low rerve like it cuts off when I am driving. We have tried to fix various things but nothing works. I changed fuel filter,sparks plugss etc. Pls help if you can . Thnks.

Submitted: 27/11/2014 19:14:05 | ID: 107002

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Don, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Dear sir. I have a 2005 , 1.4 vw polo trendline. I have had numerous problems with the car in the last 3years. The most recent problem now is that the EPC light came on. Since then I noticed a miss and now from a miss..its a low rerve like it cuts off when I am driving. We have tried to fix various things but nothing works. I changed fuel filter,sparks plugss etc. Pls help if you can . Thnks.

Submitted: 27/11/2014 19:05:39 | ID: 107000

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delahoya, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Does polo cLassic 98 model doors fit on playa same model

Submitted: 24/11/2014 18:12:09 | ID: 106799

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Caroline, Greater Manchester

Volkswagen Polo

Hi just bought this car but hazard warnings lights come on during driving no problems with engine or any things drives great just not sure why they r coming on

Submitted: 23/11/2014 11:38:15 | ID: 106699

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washington david, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo 1.4 16V, gas,shows red oil lamp on dash after service,wires checked ok,oil pressure switch and pump replaced because the red light was there before service,oil pressure 5-7bar,sump opened to check strainer clogging-ok.Please help.Wire 10v ignition on-13.5 when idling

Submitted: 22/11/2014 12:00:18 | ID: 106656

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Harry Goliath, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo 1.4 Comfortline 2013 model - about a monthe after I bought this car (Brnd new) onemorning the EPC light came on when I started the engine, but because it stood overnight outside I thought it was because of the cold (winter). After some driving the light went off. A few weeks later it did it again. I took it to VW and they said the negative terminal was a bit loose. But the light came on again but this time the engine had no power the car basically stalled; what could be causing this problem?

Submitted: 21/11/2014 06:18:04 | ID: 106581

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maurice, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I drive a polo classic 1.6 2007 model after pulling over this morning my steering wheel warning light turned on and the steering became stiff it really is driving me insane not knowing what the cause is any clue?

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Please check the power assist fluid as I assume it must be low or totally gone. Also check the main belt to see if it is intact. Hope this helps Ali Yehia from Egypt

Please check the power assist fluid as I assume it must be low or totally gone. Also check the main belt to see if it is intact. Hope this helps Ali Yehia from Egypt

Submitted: 21/11/2014 06:17:19 | ID: 106580

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troy, Luton

Volkswagen Polo

I just recently bought this car and driven twice and I got a service inspection message on the dashboard, plus my second time driving I went 100 yards and the car was smoking very badly from the engine? I have topped up the oil prior to driving it the second time since it was bought. I am a first time driver and this is also my first car. Thank you

Submitted: 20/11/2014 13:29:52 | ID: 106533

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kellie francis, Kent

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I need to replace my oil in my diesel 1.8. Can you advise what type I need? 52 reg. Many thanks

Submitted: 20/11/2014 11:26:50 | ID: 106529

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ld, Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a 53 Polo and it`s started using loads of coolant. There is no visible leak and it doesn't look milky in the engine so I was wondering what was causing it? Also I`m not sure if it`s linked but a lot of times I have trouble starting the car and when it does start a big puff of smoke out the back but it`s white not containing unburnt oil/diesel. When it's cold temp the car starts straightaway. Glow plugs have been checked. Thanks for any help.

Submitted: 17/11/2014 17:43:14 | ID: 106353

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Patrick, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a Polo Classic 2001 model, engine keeps switching off everytime I reduce speed or take a turn, or even stopping at the the robot. The idling is also not up to scratch. Mechanic checked timing but couldn't pick up anything. Can someone help.

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I had this problem. Common fault with Polos is the throttle body being clogged, due to where they placed the EGR valve. Just take it off, clean it with carb spray, should sort out the problem. Carl from Suffolk

Submitted: 17/11/2014 16:17:10 | ID: 106352

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Thembeka, Southend-on-Sea

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a problem with my pollo classic 1.6,99 model,when it's raining and I drive through water it stalls then stands,I try to restart doesn't responds,if it does the rev goes up and down,I have to push the accelerator hard or it cuts off, then I have to leave it alone until it dries it seems,once it's dry drives like nothing has ever been wrong,where does the water go to which makes it to respond this way, someone said it goes to the plugs or distributor but when I checked there most of the time is dry,how can I fix the problem,thanks

Submitted: 17/11/2014 08:17:30 | ID: 106329

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Anita, India

Volkswagen Polo

Why is my new Polo Trendline not beeping when I lock it since today after Volkswagen karnavati did a free car wash at Alpha mall in Ahmedabad?

Submitted: 13/11/2014 20:52:02 | ID: 106179

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John De Souza, Greater London

Volkswagen Polo

How many pints of Power steering fluid do I need for my VW Polo 1.4 1998 model?

Submitted: 13/11/2014 07:27:59 | ID: 106137

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Seebo, Somerset

Volkswagen Polo

Good day. My Polo Playa 2000 1.4 was about to reach 300,000 kms, I was watching readings at 299,999, taking pics and whilst waiting instead it switched back to 0 kms. I was shocked! Is there a problem? Should I be concerned in any way?

Submitted: 13/11/2014 04:59:38 | ID: 106135

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sibonisiwe, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

After changing the clutch kit on a VW Polo classic 1.6 2003 model, the car engaged reverse once and moved, after taking it out of that reverse it could not engage any gear. Funny that the gear lever selects all of them when the engine is off, but won't move when started in gear. Even when the engine runs, it is not taking them. Can someone tell me what the problem is and the solution as well please?

Submitted: 10/11/2014 07:34:07 | ID: 105977

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sibonisiwe, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

What could be the problem and solution? I changed the clutch kit on a VW Polo calssic 1.6 2003 model and now the gear lever shifts to all gears but will not engage all gears. Even if you put it in gear when the car's engine is not running and try to start it, it does not move as expected. Can someone help me please?

Submitted: 10/11/2014 06:55:53 | ID: 105975

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sibonisiwe, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I replaced the clutch kit on a VW Polo 2 classic 1.6 2003 model and now the car cannot engage any gear. It engaged reverse once and refused to take any after that. It starts but cannot engage any gear bur the gear lever shifts to all. Can someone help please?

Submitted: 10/11/2014 06:47:35 | ID: 105974

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bonginkosi, Southend-on-Sea

Volkswagen Polo

hi,i have the problem with my vw polo classic 2000model,the temperture suddenly ois running up to 98*c,that wories me a lot,and is using toomuch water,the fans are taking time to start,eevn if the car is hot, pplease advise me what wuld be the problemy

Submitted: 07/11/2014 01:50:29 | ID: 105806

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William, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Please help! My steering has become very stiff when turning and the orange steering light appears on the cluster. I have removed the battery and tray to check the hydraulic fluid and topped it up, but the light on the cluster still appears and the steering is stiff?

Submitted: 06/11/2014 04:21:54 | ID: 105738

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John Loggenberg, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Can someone help me with the "Black Box" vacuum pipe sequence 1 to 7 for a 2002 Polo 1.4 Tdi? Which pipe goes where? Thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2014 17:03:55 | ID: 105717

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Jeffrey, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

driving 2002 polo classic 1.8i , problem is not starting some one sad it might be a petrol pump so I replaced it but still please help.

Submitted: 05/11/2014 09:54:15 | ID: 105694

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Karen, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

A light towards the left of my dash board has come on I'm not sure what the light is meaning but it is shaped like a steering wheel,and since this light has come on my steering is stiff when I turn

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Probably means the power steering fluid is finished. Check the level in the tank with the green lid close to the coolant tank Natasha from South Africa

Probably means the power steering fluid is finished. Check the level in the tank with the green lid close to the coolant tank Natasha from South Africa

Submitted: 05/11/2014 08:47:37 | ID: 105692

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Terry Stephenson, Hampshire

Volkswagen Polo

I have a problem with biting point it's so high that my foot has about a inch from biting point to completely of I am a new driver and still using a biting point can any help with adjusting it step by step guide or a diagram I have looked online and can't seem to find anything about it it is a hydraulic clutch and I have never worked on one of them before

Submitted: 04/11/2014 13:03:50 | ID: 105651

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khumbu, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I am driving a Polo Vivo 2011. I took it for 90,000km service while EPC lights on, now the service adviser says it is ignition coil and the car is cutting out. I just want to make sure if I change the coil will it be fine?

Submitted: 03/11/2014 12:29:55 | ID: 105574

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kuben, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day. I just had my clutch changed about a week ago. When I picked up the car when changing gears 2 to 3 there is a high rev and then there is a light, like a steering wheel on the left side of the cluster that comes on. When that happens my speedometer does not work and there`s no more over-revving when changing gears. Please advise - Polo Playa 2006. Thank you.

Submitted: 03/11/2014 09:51:51 | ID: 105559

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lundi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2010 polo has totally lost power, it starts normally but when I accelarate it does have power at all, what could be the problem please help me

Submitted: 01/11/2014 14:57:30 | ID: 105455

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lundi, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2010 polo has totally lost power, it starts normally but when I accelarate it does have power at all, what could be the problem please help me

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Hi. This could be down to the car entering "limp mode", which is when the engine automatically reduces the speed down to a "limp" to avoid further damage. An occurrence of this is commonly accompanied by the glow plug warning light, as seen below: http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/assets/common/content/owners/warning-light/icons/diesel-engine-management-lamp-light.jpg The best thing is to get in touch with your local VW garage as they will be able to diagnose this problem. More often than not, the error is in fact that the sensor has broken, rather than the component it is sensing. I hope everything sorts itself out!Jake from Kent

Submitted: 01/11/2014 14:56:48 | ID: 105454

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zingisa, Southampton

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo comfortline bt my steering is locking some times it shows on the desh bord

Submitted: 30/10/2014 19:27:58 | ID: 105352

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zingisa, Southampton

Volkswagen Polo

What mast i do if my polo comfortline steering weel lock some times and my

Submitted: 30/10/2014 19:08:35 | ID: 105349

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Wim, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

When driving my diesel Polo revs are very high?

Submitted: 30/10/2014 17:06:41 | ID: 105343

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diane penn, Norfolk

Volkswagen Polo

When I turn the ignition on it beeps. What's wrong?

Submitted: 29/10/2014 21:13:50 | ID: 105313

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ASSER MAKHENE, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

i have a 1999 polo playa 1.4i , the problem with the car is that it cut fuel while driving after 3-5km. i have put in new fuel pump, fuel filter,fuel pump relay and injectors but this did not solve my problem. anyone with any idea on what might be the cause of this please help.

Submitted: 29/10/2014 13:53:06 | ID: 105287

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Collin Khumalo, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2009 Polo Trendline 1.4 , has recently started showing ABS sign & handbrake sign on the dashboard .This keeps on coming and dissapearing on the dashboard .I have checked the front brakes they are still fine . At times when it happens the steering wheel becomes stiff and does not allow me to turn . I wanna know what's causing all this .

Submitted: 27/10/2014 15:07:25 | ID: 105190

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neil, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I own a 1.4 Polo hatchback, 2004 model and the idling of my car is going up and down and the car is vibrating and sometimes it displays "EPC". Also it sounds like it`s missing when idling? Please help

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Hi, there is a problem with your ECU, you must take the car to a VW dealer asap. claassenwillem7@gmail.com from South Africa

Hi, there is a problem with your ECU, you must take the car to a VW dealer asap. claassenwillem7@gmail.com from South Africa

Did you take yr car to vw? if you did, did they manage to fix it, as mine is doing the same thing. Lebo from South Africa

Hi, I did take it to a VW dealer and they fixed it. claassenwillem7@gmail.com from South Africa

Submitted: 27/10/2014 04:00:01 | ID: 105168

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justine nleya, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My car starts but does not idle. What could be the possible problem?

Submitted: 26/10/2014 06:56:17 | ID: 105127

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scott, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Polo

my vw polo 1996 saloon loses power as soon as i hit up to 3000rpm starts jerking and slows down when foot is flat i have had a few time wasters have a look at it and not got no where could someone please tell me what the problem is thanks

Submitted: 25/10/2014 16:07:51 | ID: 105105

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siphumle, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I'm owning 1.6 Polo hatchback, 2004 model, the idling of my car is going up and down and the car is vibrating, and Sometyms it displays "EPC" ........ Positive response will be highly appreciated

Submitted: 24/10/2014 17:53:27 | ID: 105068

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