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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Eos
The Eos is the practical convertible lover’s dream. With a hard top and four seats, this car breaks tradition by offering luxurious touches at a less-than-luxury price. For those who want an affordable,...

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Check Engine light on with code P2181
Having the OBD code for your Volkswagen Eos is a great start to narrowing down a proper diagnosis on your vehicle. The code, P2181, stands for Cooling System Performance. This code is meant to give a certified mechanic a starting...
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Problem with low beams, high beams work fine.
You may have a shorted wire going to the headlights. A technician can test all the fuses and check to see if the wiring is shorted to ground and diagnose the problem. I would look at the fuses to the...
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Dashboard lights and speedometer malfunctioning
Hi there. A problem such as this can be caused by many things. Anything from a bad battery, to wiring problems, can cause the vehicle's cluster to behave erratically. As problems like these can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I...
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Convertible top stuck partially open
There is a technical service bulletin from Volkswagen for updated programming to remedy inconsistent operation of the convertible top; you may want to take your Eos to a dealer to get the update. Also, disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes,...
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windows trunk gas cap
Hello. If all of these occurred at the same time then it is an electrical issue. Most of the time this is caused by an issue with the ground for these circuits or it may be a broken power supply....
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SmartTop setup console roof
Hello. It sounds like the module is bad. The module on this vehicle fails for this system frequently and causes this to occur. Some of the time it is a programming issue, but if the firmware if up to date...
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Sqealing noise EPC light
Hello. It sounds like it may have a failing alternator. If the alternator is failing or if the belt is loose due to a bad belt tensioner then this will occur. I would check and see if the belt is...
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TMPS won't turn off
Hello. If you maintain the pressure on the tires then you do not need to worry about it if the warning light does not bother you. If you want to get it to turn off then you need a computer...
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Electrical fault with my car alarm.
Hi there. Car alarms come with different kinds of sensors that affect how they respond to activity around them. Car alarm systems also come with tilt sensors, which trigger the alarm if the car's position is moved. Check all of...
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Spike in costs around 120,000 miles?
Hi there. Your question of what to expect in service costs is difficult to answer. There are variables involved, whether the vehicle was driven hard by the previous owner(s), or whether the vehicle has had maintenance performed at the recommended...
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Car cranks doesn't turnover
A P2181 doesn't necessarily mean that you need a coolant temp sensor. What it does mean is that the running temperature of the engine is out of the proper range. It could mean your car is overheating or that your...

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