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Old 04-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #52
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Iím going through this right now at the moment I will keep the thread updated.


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Assume related to having an ECU tune.. look forward to hearing about this
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #53
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Assume related to having an ECU tune.. look forward to hearing about this
I assume he does not have an ECU tune and he should not correct my assumption on the public forums .
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:46 PM   #54
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I assume he does not have an ECU tune and he should not correct my assumption on the public forums .
Yea, i think its safe for us to assume this, he can keep that fact to himself ofcourse if he wishes.. would still like to hear the story nonetheless
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:02 PM   #55
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I felt it was necessary to maintain relative silence while my car was under the microscope at a dealer, I didn't know, for a failed turbo. Just felt like the right thing to do (leave unknowns unknown). Posted the story/outcome after the FACT. My turbo was not covered as well as the no coverage for contaminated intercooler and trashed downpipe and I'm sure some other bits. I will say that I was handed keys to a loaner for a week that didn't cost me anything even after the VW corporate report with a TD1 showed up.

But the OP's pic makes me feel a little better
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #56
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I felt it was necessary to maintain relative silence while my car was under the microscope at a dealer, I didn't know, for a failed turbo. Just felt like the right thing to do (leave unknowns unknown). Posted the story/outcome after the FACT. My turbo was not covered as well as the no coverage for contaminated intercooler and trashed downpipe and I'm sure some other bits. I will say that I was handed keys to a loaner for a week that didn't cost me anything even after the VW corporate report with a TD1 showed up.

But the OP's pic makes me feel a little better
Was yours a '15?
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:40 PM   #57
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:53 PM   #58
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So now I feel it's time to add my story... somewhere in Mexico...

2017 under 10K miles had the car under 5 months... had AP w/ MA performance stage 1 on the car. Turbo absolutely blew after 2k miles with AP. Flashed back to stock, and unmarried the AP. Goes to dealer, confirmed turbo is gone and engine is also gone. Dealer doesnt find tune. Dealer sends diagnostics over to VWofM and they dont find tune. 2 weeks later turbo/engine is replaced under warranty... I complained, and I got a top trim 18` GTI. So my two cents, Cobb does something different or I just got lucky...
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:03 PM   #59
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So now I feel it's time to add my story... somewhere in Mexico...

2017 under 10K miles had the car under 5 months... had AP w/ MA performance stage 1 on the car. Turbo absolutely blew after 2k miles with AP. Flashed back to stock, and unmarried the AP. Goes to dealer, confirmed turbo is gone and engine is also gone. Dealer doesnt find tune. Dealer sends diagnostics over to VWofM and they dont find tune. 2 weeks later turbo/engine is replaced under warranty... I complained, and I got a top trim 18` GTI. So my two cents, Cobb does something different or I just got lucky...
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:00 PM   #60
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So now I feel it's time to add my story... somewhere in Mexico...

2017 under 10K miles had the car under 5 months... had AP w/ MA performance stage 1 on the car. Turbo absolutely blew after 2k miles with AP. Flashed back to stock, and unmarried the AP. Goes to dealer, confirmed turbo is gone and engine is also gone. Dealer doesnt find tune. Dealer sends diagnostics over to VWofM and they dont find tune. 2 weeks later turbo/engine is replaced under warranty... I complained, and I got a top trim 18` GTI. So my two cents, Cobb does something different or I just got lucky...
Damn, here i was hopeful 17s finally had the turbo issues sorted out.



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Old 05-08-2018, 12:49 AM   #61
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Who says they aren't sorted out?

Mechanical things break. It happens. It doesn't mean the entire run of them has "issues".
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:44 AM   #62
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So now I feel it's time to add my story... somewhere in Mexico...

2017 under 10K miles had the car under 5 months... had AP w/ MA performance stage 1 on the car. Turbo absolutely blew after 2k miles with AP. Flashed back to stock, and unmarried the AP. Goes to dealer, confirmed turbo is gone and engine is also gone. Dealer doesnt find tune. Dealer sends diagnostics over to VWofM and they dont find tune. 2 weeks later turbo/engine is replaced under warranty... I complained, and I got a top trim 18` GTI. So my two cents, Cobb does something different or I just got lucky...
Can you further explain what you said for them to agree to upgrade you?

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Old 05-08-2018, 02:48 AM   #63
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Can you further explain what you said for them to agree to upgrade you?

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It's standard procedure for them... So many people who have bought 17's that went through this all got upgraded to brand new 18's I think timing is definitely a factor. It didn't help VW that they changed the model lineup for 18' so people who bought 17's get upgraded trims to make sure the options are comparable.

It also helps that when we experienced failure at such low miles and early ownership it falls under a different category in terms of the Lemon Law... VW does not want to go to court, it's better for them to just replace it and keep the customer happy.
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Personally, I’m most interested in how these 3rd party warranties will handle powertrain claims.

If Fidelity doesn’t know what a td1 is then I’m ditching the JB4 and going to Cobb.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:08 AM   #65
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Who has had their warranty claimed denied because of their tune / TD1 Code?

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Personally, Iím most interested in how these 3rd party warranties will handle powertrain claims.

If Fidelity doesnít know what a td1 is then Iím ditching the JB4 and going to Cobb.


If I recall correctly (brain is getting old though) the 3rd party warranty wouldnít cover anything till the expiration (miles or time) of the primary manufacture warranty for that particular coverage area.

For example your AC compressor fails today at 45k miles, thatís outside the factory 36k miles, so the 3rd party would step in. But if your tranny takes a shit today at 45k miles itís still under the factory 60k warranty so it would default to the factory not 3rd party.

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Old 05-09-2018, 01:54 PM   #66
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If I recall correctly (brain is getting old though) the 3rd party warranty wouldnít cover anything till the expiration (miles or time) of the primary manufacture warranty for that particular coverage area.

For example your AC compressor fails today at 45k miles, thatís outside the factory 36k miles, so the 3rd party would step in. But if your tranny takes a shit today at 45k miles itís still under the factory 60k warranty so it would default to the factory not 3rd party.

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Yeah Iím with you, I mean when the factory powertrain warranty is up, do ECU tunes matter? Very little evidence here.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:49 PM   #67
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When it's the same type of failure that has plagued these cars since the mk7 introduction, another failure means exactly that.

Sure makes it seem like something in the IS20 is playing russian roulette with your motor at anything much over stock power.

More and more it seems that even stage 2 cars would be better off with a detuned IS38 setup.

Will be interesting to see if the hybrid turbos solve the shaft breaking issue.
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Who says they aren't sorted out?

Mechanical things break. It happens. It doesn't mean the entire run of them has "issues".
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:14 PM   #68
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When it's the same type of failure that has plagued these cars since the mk7 introduction, another failure means exactly that.

Sure makes it seem like something in the IS20 is playing russian roulette with your motor at anything much over stock power.

More and more it seems that even stage 2 cars would be better off with a detuned IS38 setup.

Will be interesting to see if the hybrid turbos solve the shaft breaking issue.

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You only hear about the ones that did go boom. Not the other 100 people that had no issue for that 1 person that did.

The MK7 turbos past 2015 very are reliable, but of course there can be defects that only rear their head after a tune.
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