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Hi guys, after coming back from work last night I noticed I had a massive misfire so I dropped the car at a friends garage this morning for him to check out...

He called this evening and said It was fault coded and the code that came up was 00023 bank cmp sensor G300/ engine speed sensor G28 incorrect correlation ... Then there was a long pause and he said that he wouldn't want to touch this with a barge pole as he says that somehow the timing is now out and after speaking to VW they have said that this is a major job and could run into the £1000s to get sorted.. Iv only had the car just over 2 months and I'm really quite upset about this, the car is a 2007 with full VW history and only 32k on the clock.. I have an RAC platinum warranty with the car but I'm worried where they will send it to as my mechanic advised me that I will probably struggle to get anybody to take this job on...

Please help guys any advice would be appreciated .. Hope this makes sense
 

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You dont have to remove gearbox to change G28 on a MK5. Can be accessed from engine bay

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Try looking for a vw, Audi specialist they are about buddy I wouldn't wanna say what it is my chain snapped but I doubt it'll be that as you would of just been at a stand still

Misfire could of just been a coil but if nothing come up then maybe it's just the sensor at fault that came up with scan

Sensors on these cars are very sensitive and usually caused by dirt or getting jolted slightly if you've gone over any potholes or anything

With that mileage I would say it'll just be a sensor or just clear the codes take it for a run then scan it again

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VW have advised my mechanic that it will probably be an engine out job..really don't know what to do :-( my mechanic says it shouldn't be driven and has advised me to get it back to the garage I purchased it from as because the problem has come up after only a couple of months after purchase that they should sort this problem for me as it should be covered by their 3 month standard warranty ..It running like a bag of crap ... Also cam chain stretch was mentioned but the cars only done 32k
 

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VW have advised my mechanic that it will probably be an engine out job..really don't know what to do :-( my mechanic says it shouldn't be driven and has advised me to get it back to the garage I purchased it from as because the problem has come up after only a couple of months after purchase that they should sort this problem for me as it should be covered by their 3 month standard warranty ..It running like a bag of crap ... Also cam chain stretch was mentioned but the cars only done 32k
VW and your mechanic are being a bit hasty!

Use the PLatinum Warranty you paid for. And also get a 3rd opinion from a specialist. So unlikely to be chains its untrue
 

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Try looking for a vw, Audi specialist they are about buddy I wouldn't wanna say what it is my chain snapped but I doubt it'll be that as you would of just been at a stand still

Misfire could of just been a coil but if nothing come up then maybe it's just the sensor at fault that came up with scan

Sensors on these cars are very sensitive and usually caused by dirt or getting jolted slightly if you've gone over any potholes or anything

With that mileage I would say it'll just be a sensor or just clear the codes take it for a run then scan it again

Codes were cleared and it came up straight away as soon as the car war started . The garage I use is a German specialist (VW and BMW) and does very good work.. VW also said that with it being that code it won't be the sensor

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VW and your mechanic are being a bit hasty!

Use the PLatinum Warranty you paid for. And also get a 3rd opinion from a specialist. So unlikely to be chains its untrue
Think I might have to.. My mechanic does specialise in German vehicles (and also spoke to an ex VW tech regarding this) but you are right I do need a second opinion .. The RAC warranty only covers me for up to £1000 so I think I need to try the car dealer I purchased the car from first to see what they say.. Either way the car is going to have to be transported as there is no way I'm going to drive it and possibly cause more damage.

Thanks for your reply mate.. Really worried about this.. I'm normally quite good with mechanical stuff but this sounds really bad
 

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My guess is that the tensuoner has failed and the chain has jump a tooth or two.

Not heard of it happening on the 3.2 V6 but VW is having such issues with chain tensioners on the 2.0 EA888

It's certainly a warranty job and I wouldn't run it as you might do more damage.
 
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My guess is that the tensuoner has failed and the chain has jump a tooth or two.

Not heard of it happening on the 3.2 V6 but VW is having such issues with chain tensioners on the 2.0 EA88.

It's certainly a warranty job and I wouldn't run it as you might do more damage.
Thanks mate.. Might get it transported down to my local VW dealership early next week and just get them to diagnose it as well.. Ill speak to the garage I bought it from tomorrow morning... Doesn't sound good tho and defi a warranty job... Just to add my mechanic said that it sounded like its jumped a tooth to him but he just couldn't believe it with such low mileage
 

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Thanks mate.. Might get it transported down to my local VW dealership early next week and just get them to diagnose it as well.. Ill speak to the garage I bought it from tomorrow morning... Doesn't sound good tho and defi a warranty job.
Good luck and hope it gets sorted without you being much out of pocket. Really tough at such a low mileage and only a couple of months of ownership. I really feel for you mate.
 
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I was gonna say maybe its jumped a tooth if its had a misfire like that then get the chains and tensioners done etc

Depending where you are speak to Gaz jones on here he does them a lot but not sure if its a trek for you but well worth it when he's done a lot of them

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Stupid question, but did the EML come on when your car started to misfire?
Strangely enough no it didn't .. Both my Mechanic and I thought this very strange
 

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I was gonna say maybe its jumped a tooth if its had a misfire like that then get the chains and tensioners done etc

Depending where you are speak to Gaz jones on here he does them a lot but not sure if its a trek for you but well worth it when he's done a lot of them

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I'm in Notts dude.. Thanks tho
 

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Maybe the fault code is an old code? As the car is new to you... Did you have it scaned when you bought it?

Your misfire could just be coilpack?
 

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Iv been thinking .. I'm sure the consumer protection act gives me 3 months warranty on the vehicle from the date of purchased from the garage it was purchased from .. Being that I haven't had the car 3 months I might just call them and say iv got a major misfire, the car is undriveable and they need to sort it out for me.. Put the ball in their court and get them to deal with it...
 

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Maybe the fault code is an old code? As the car is new to you... Did you have it scaned when you bought it?

Your misfire could just be coilpack?
Fault codes were cleared and it came straight back up.. Have swapped the coil pack and made no difference :-(
 

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Iv been thinking .. I'm sure the consumer protection act gives me 3 months warranty on the vehicle from the date of purchased from the garage it was purchased from .. Being that I haven't had the car 3 months I might just call them and say iv got a major misfire, the car is undriveable and they need to sort it out for me.. Put the ball in their court and get them to deal with it...
Read your small print and T&C's then go in strong on the phone. Dont ask questions tell them! Remember that they wont want to pay, also they will come out with wear and tear bla bla, get things like mileage when you bought the car and mileage now etc
 

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As Cheempeej.says, do your homework and go in confident but not aggressive and whatever you do, as much as you may want to, don't lose your temper.

Tell them you bought from them because of their excellent reputation and emphasise your disappointment after such a short time and little mileage.
 

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Also make sure you know of any excesses you have to pay.

Am i correct in thinking you have an AA warranty AND a Dealer warranty?
 
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