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Thread: Mk7 R feeling like a front wheel drive

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    That's some serious thudding... I'd also be inspecting for any broke or damaged mounts.

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    Hey Bill, who did your repair eventually? I hope my dealer is more useful than Sutherland.

    Also hopefully no damaged mounts as I haven't had any accidents.

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    Had my car repaired under warranty. They confirmed that the rear axle was not engaging. They said it was a software glitch that disabled the rear being engaged. There was a TPI on this (TPI 2046458/1) - the fix is resetting the error and updating the software. The fault code relevant to this is AWD mechanical failure.

    This is different to a previous TPI (TPI 2041327/5), which had a fault code saying Haldex coupling pump failure, and the fix is replacing the Haldex pump.

    Anyone has info on these TPIs?

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    Had my Wolfie wagon repaired this week with the same problem but when using launch control it seems the rear wheels were spinning (Vw technician tested it out). Without launch control the front wheels would thud/hop. The fault code was AWD mechanical failure and the fix was just the software update. AWD back to normal now.

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    Hi all
    My 2015 R (DSG) is tuned and has some traction issues. It feels like the rear diff is not engaging. I'm just out of warranty time.
    Can anyone advise how much to get the Haldex fixed? Is this a big dollar item?

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    @bigtinnie If you are sure itís an issue with the diff Iíd suggest talking to vw about getting it repaired under warranty
    If not, have a chat to consumer affairs. If itís 2015, itís just out of its 3y warranty and they should be willing to fix issues such as haldex issues which possibly could cost big $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishy View Post
    @bigtinnie If you are sure it’s an issue with the diff I’d suggest talking to vw about getting it repaired under warranty
    If not, have a chat to consumer affairs. If it’s 2015, it’s just out of its 3y warranty and they should be willing to fix issues such as haldex issues which possibly could cost big $$$
    Haldex pump is faulty and is being repaired under warranty.
    I went to a dealer that is not my usual dealer and they have also diagnosed the knock in my suspension. It is the strut top bearing. Also being fixed under warranty.
    I can confirm that Mt Gravatt Volkswagen on the south side of Brisbane are light years ahead as far as service is concerned with other dealerships I've used.

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