Author Topic: 2014 GTI Seized turbo - Twice in 4 years  (Read 1348 times)

Offline CA11EAN

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2014 GTI Seized turbo - Twice in 4 years
« on: 06 July 2018, 10:46 »

I am a new member to the site having only discovered it today.

Car: 2014 Golf GTI with Performance pack
Mileage: 30,000k

I have been informed by my VW dealer than the turbo on my car is seized, this is the 2nd time in two years that this has happened. 1st time the wastegate was seized and I am unsure of the exact issue this time as I am offshore and my parents are dealing with it.
1st turbo was replaced at 2 years old and now requires replacement again 2 years later.

I would like to know if this is a common fault with the turbo on the Golf to help claim costs from the garage?

Car is not modded. I use the car for 2.5months whilst I am back from sea and then when I am away for 3 months my parents run in twice weekly. Garage says that this idleness is likely to blame but I find it strange that the same part has gone in the exact same time period.

Any advice or guidance would be appreciated?

Offline jv

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Re: 2014 GTI Seized turbo - Twice in 4 years
« Reply #1 on: 29 July 2018, 21:28 »
Not using it kills the turbo in 2 years?!

The first time it was replaced would have been warranty covered for another 2 years - it inside that?
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