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phenyo, Plymouth

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I`ve got a Polo 1.4 hatchback 2010 model and it was involved in an accident before. The problem with the car now is two things - when I lock it it keeps on flashing the hazards for like 20 mins before they can suddenly go off. The second problem is most of the time when I need to switch it on it shows "SAFE" on that lil screen and refuses to start, I have to take the key in and out before it actually starts, sometimes it even takes up to 30 mins. Please I need help, I don't feel comfortable with current situations.

Submitted: 04/01/2015 16:36:04 | ID: 108890

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peter newalca, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, my 2011 Polo Vivo front electric window won`t open, even when I turn on the ignition and press the opening button. But, when I remove and put back the battery, only the passenger window will eventually work perfectly and if I drive over a distance it won`t work again until I remove and put back the battery. Please help?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 06:21:01 | ID: 108865

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madeleine, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Where is the fuel filter on the millenium edition Polo?

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Behind the fuel tank under the car. Wynand from South Africa

Submitted: 04/01/2015 05:44:35 | ID: 108864

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sandile, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi...i have a polo playa 2000 model. My polo is having hard start due to the excessive oil gases from the crank breather pipe wich looks more like sump compression now and the gases lands up on the throttle.....what could be the problem and the solution to that? thanx in advance

Submitted: 03/01/2015 16:45:37 | ID: 108837

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Rahim, Tanzania

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I drive a 2001 Polo GTI 1.6 liter. recently have noticed the car is pinging a lot when accelerating. I have cleaned and oiled the K&N cold air induction filter and also added octane booster to the fuel. the pinging is still there. please assist

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It`s your timing buddy jonathan from South Africa

Submitted: 02/01/2015 07:19:23 | ID: 108747

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pule, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

my vw polo gives me a sound when I start the engine. what might be the problem. is it safe to drive or not.

Submitted: 30/12/2014 08:46:22 | ID: 108619

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lesley, Botswana

Volkswagen Polo

hie,i drive a vw polo 1.4 16v comfortline from 1999,so the central locking system is giving me a headache,now they key cannot lock or unlock the car,i have replaced the battery and it worked jsa couple of times and that was it,both front door locks are dead,the lock and unlock button on the driver door nw operate the front passenger window,and the passenger window button works to lock and unlock and now it ahs stopped working,tried checking the fuses but they seem fine,please help

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It might be a diagnostic problem,take the car for electronic ignition inspection. peter from South Africa

It might be a diagnostic problem,take the car for electronic ignition inspection. peter from South Africa

Submitted: 30/12/2014 08:46:20 | ID: 108618

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Tewodros zeru, Ethiopia

Volkswagen Polo

The battery and wiring are ok. But no lights and the only activity, a slight clicking sound on the relay positions but for the rest everything is dead.

Submitted: 29/12/2014 16:40:10 | ID: 108598

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Tewodros zeru, Ethiopia

Volkswagen Polo

The lights on ignition are dead and it is impossible to start(the car is dead though the battery and wiring is ok).

Submitted: 29/12/2014 16:36:49 | ID: 108597

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Mishkah, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

vw Polo 2003 I replaced my front and rear brakes and the discs have also been schemed. However since then when I pull away or drive in lower gears the car makes a hollow metal sound coming from the left rear wheel side. When the wheel turns it also makes the sound like u have a flat tyre. This happens when you make a left turn. All of this doesnt happen in 3rd and 4th gwars. Only 1st, 2nd and reverse gears. I took the car back so they told me I need to replace the left hand brake cable as the casing was damaged and causes this as the hand brake cable doesnt release properly. I did that but the sound is still there. What else can it be?

Submitted: 27/12/2014 13:40:58 | ID: 108478

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Isaac Khuze, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I bought a 2012 Polo 1.4 silver Hatch back recently, I noticed last week when I was taking a long trip that it consumes more petrol than it should or the readings on the dash board are faulty. The petrol readings were showing the petrol is in half tank, but when I was putting the petrol it took 46L and I wondered why because it suppose to take 45-46L when it is empty. And when I was coming back the readings were saying the petrol is slightly below the half tank and I put on the petrol it took 39L. I would like to know what could be the problem here.

Submitted: 26/12/2014 23:07:32 | ID: 108464

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Devan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

How. Do I load radio code on 1.4 vw polo Comfortline 2012?

Submitted: 24/12/2014 20:18:49 | ID: 108422

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colin, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a 2006 polo 1.4 that started with an annoying issue. While im driving it just looses all power. As if it is starving or being switched off in gear while driving. I then leave the accelerator and depress it again and it is fine, like nothing is wrong. This started a few days ago and isnt a regular issue but its becoming an issue as i have no idea what it could be? Like i say it drives perfect then at anytime and any speed its like she cuts out but if u leave the accelorator and repress it then its fine again????? Have u any ideas as to what this could be?

Submitted: 24/12/2014 12:14:46 | ID: 108407

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colin, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi. I have a 2006 polo 1.4 that started with an annoying issue. While im driving it just looses all power. As if it is starving or being switched off in gear while driving. I then leave the accelerator and depress it again and it is fine, like nothing is wrong. This started a few days ago and isnt a regular issue but its becoming an issue as i have no idea what it could be? Like i say it drives perfect then at anytime and any speed its like she cuts out but if u leave the accelorator and repress it then its fine again????? Have u any ideas as to what this could be?

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Hi. Wow I'm having the same problem. Just checking if your car is sorted out and what was causing this? While driving it loses power, revs drop, you can floor it and it won`t go but release the accelerator pedal and press again it will go. This happens a lot at low gears on take off, won`t rev up, keep releasing accelerator and press again but I worry someone might knock me from the back cause without warning it cuts off. Any solutions on this? My pedal was making a ticking noise so I'm thinking it's a faulty accelerator pedal sensor, because there's no cable, it's drive by wire controlled by sensors, sensor above the pedal is faulty, hoping it's that. Does anyone have any solutions? I hate to buy a part and it still occurs because electric parts are not returnable. Carl from South Africa

Hi Carl. I took it in for a diagnostic test, cost me like R200, it is the knock sensor or cam sensor that is busy going down the toilet. I too thought it was the mechanism behind the accelerator pedal but turns out it is not. Best bet is to replace both or if you like start at the cam sensor. Whats happening is the sensor must let the computer know when to fuel and when to fire, so when it bombs out the computer doesn`t know what to do and then does nothing. I hope this helps. Colincolin from South Africa

Submitted: 24/12/2014 12:14:26 | ID: 108406

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Audrey, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I drive a 2010 Polo Vivo 1.4 Trendline (Sedan) and this morning it did not want to reverse and when it did it made a loud bang sound? What is the problem? Thank you for your help.

Submitted: 22/12/2014 06:51:30 | ID: 108250

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carolyn, India

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a Polo 1.5 tdi and yesterday while selecting reverse I accidentally engaged the reverse gear without using the clutch. Suddenly a loud banging noise was heard and the engine went off. Is this a serious problem? Did I damage anything?

Submitted: 20/12/2014 07:40:01 | ID: 108169

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Drew, West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo

The gearstick lifts up high when changing gear. I`m not sure what`s going on here. Anyone else?

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Is the car engaging gears? sibonisiwe dalane from South Africa

Submitted: 18/12/2014 20:07:13 | ID: 108111

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Freedom, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I replaced oil pump and oil plugs but the oil message with the spanner still shows on the speedometer screen?

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Reset your service counter by pressing and turning your reset button to left and turn whilst holding it turn your ignition, it will reset your service counter for the next 1500km. mjust@vodamail.co.za from South Africa

Submitted: 18/12/2014 17:23:24 | ID: 108107

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Tapiwa, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Polo

Good day, I have a VW Polo 2001 1.4L 16v 5-Door. My VW all of a sudden loses power and goes off when I am idling in a traffic jam. I do not know what the problem is. Please help. I also noticed that my right passenger wheel is wobbling. What could be the problem? Your help will be greatly appreciated.Tapiwa

Submitted: 16/12/2014 08:32:01 | ID: 107976

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g, City of York

Volkswagen Polo

Interior fan is blowing but the heater is not working...how do I repair this problem?

Submitted: 14/12/2014 23:56:52 | ID: 107915

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mirosha, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2006 polo has lost its power whilst driving in any speed, the vehicle breaks speed on its own. then you take off again the it loses power. The engine is still running whilst this is happenin. I tested the battery and the alternater the workshop said itts perfect . could it be my tracking device that is causing the problem.

Submitted: 13/12/2014 09:19:03 | ID: 107825

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luke, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

i drive a 2006 polo classic 1.6 sedan (facelift) and i've just changed my clutch kit including the master and slave cylinders, bled the clutch line so there is no more air in but now it wont engage any gears once i start the engine. All gears engage normal when the car is switched off, any ideas as to what the problem might be or what i could have done wrong? Need help urgently as this car is my only form of income, delivery guy!!!!!!!!!!

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hi Luke, have you tried starting it whilst on gear? sibonisiwe dalane from South Africa

Hi Luke, have you tried starting it whilst in gear? sibonisiwe dalane from South Africa

Submitted: 09/12/2014 07:09:40 | ID: 107587

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Lucky, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I'm driving Polo vivo 2010 model, my question is++Is Polo vivo using a chain or camblet. Second question my car it show airbag on the screen.

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It`s chain driven, lucky. Andre from South Africa

Submitted: 08/12/2014 13:31:45 | ID: 107559

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hishaam, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi.i got a polo trend line. Recently it just shutdown completely! No power or anything at all! Please help.changed the battery and there's still nothing happening.need help asap and why it happened

Submitted: 06/12/2014 22:40:39 | ID: 107496

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ALTA BOTHA, Norfolk

Volkswagen Polo

the heating comes on at random to max heating and wont go off untill you switch off the car

Submitted: 06/12/2014 13:45:26 | ID: 107466

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JORGE, Uganda

Volkswagen Polo

My 2005 polo alarm sound suddenly turned off but the key nob steal shows that doors can open and close. what could be the problem?a

Submitted: 06/12/2014 12:33:41 | ID: 107463

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Eddy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

greetings I am driving a 1.4 polo classic 2003 model the oil light is beeping when accelerating, the oil pump and oiil pressure switch are new but the problem persist, what could that be?

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cambelt margeret from South Africa

Submitted: 04/12/2014 08:36:01 | ID: 107361

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Eddy, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

good day i drive a 1.4 polo classic 2003 model, the oil light is beeping even after the oil pump and oil pressure switch was changed what could the problem be?

Submitted: 04/12/2014 08:23:46 | ID: 107359

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rajesh, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

no power to injectors and car does not want to start.where do i start looking at

Submitted: 02/12/2014 10:36:31 | ID: 107235

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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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