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Nikki, Middlesex

Volkswagen Polo

Please can you tell me where the OBD 'plug' is and how to access if it is behind a panel. Thank you

Submitted: 29/01/2016 13:47:41 | ID: 126856

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zonke, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I have a polo classic 1.6i and 2007 model. The car does not rev at all. The car start well and does idling but it does it rev when the accelerator being pressed. The engine light EPC its coming up. The car has been ringed and changed the water pump.

Submitted: 26/01/2016 05:59:02 | ID: 126711

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Lamont Minnis, Bahamas, The

Volkswagen Polo

Please help. Changed throttle body, EGR, knock sensor and coils still car goes into limp mode. just bought car from overseas and cant drive because car wont go above 5 miles per hr.

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Lamont, if the car goes into limp ode then get it plugged into diagnostic to see what fault codes are stored rather than buying random new parts. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 19:01:50 | ID: 126589

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nathan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day guys I drive a Polo Classic 1.6i, 1998 model, yes it is a fuel injection motor. My car doesn't want to start due to it over fuelling, what can the problem be? I've just serviced it a week ago, it was running fine, but this week is another story. Please could you assist me with any information, thank you?

Submitted: 21/01/2016 08:30:41 | ID: 126466

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Filip, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I bought a 2013 Polo Vivo 1.6 sedan (the Vivo is a Polo made in South Africa) about 3 weeks ago. Tonight when I got home I switched the car off, I then turned the steering wheel while it was off and it locked. I then switched the car on and turned the steering wheel an suddenly the power steering was off. I got it into the garage and switched it off. I thought it might be a leak somewhere, I checked but didn't see any fluid lying around. When I switched the car on again the power steering was back on, I then tested it to see what it does if I turn it off, turn the steering wheel again. The steering wheel locked again but this time the powers teering turned off again. What might cause this? The car is still under warranty luckily. I saw on the previous service records that the steering column was fixed under warranty previously. So I hope it does not have a faulty steering column.

Submitted: 18/01/2016 20:57:31 | ID: 126354

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michael, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Polo 1.8 1999 model it won't start it makes plugs wet and a dark air comes out of the exhaust

Submitted: 18/01/2016 16:10:58 | ID: 126338

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Liam, Monmouthshire

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I have a vw polo and for some reason it keeps cutting out when on a motorway\ dual carriage way and its also losing a lot of oil but can't seem to find any leaks around the engine bay?

Submitted: 15/01/2016 19:47:18 | ID: 126202

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MOHAMMED kHAN, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

HI MY CAR STARTS UP FINE PROBLEM COMES IN WHEN I TAKE OFF AND STOP SOMEWHERE IT SWITCHES OFF AND IF I START IT IT DOESNT GET POWER WHEN I ACCELERATE DIAGNOSTICS SAID SPEED SENSOR I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS ITS LIKE IT GETS TOO MUCH FUEL AND IF IT HOLDS IDLE FOR A WHILE IT TAKES AND I CAN MOVE AGAIN

Submitted: 12/01/2016 15:00:12 | ID: 125998

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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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