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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Volkswagen oil monitoring system indicates when and what service your car needs.
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Subaru Forester: Which One Should I Buy?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Single
When you’re buying a vehicle that needs to meet the requirements of all kinds of passengers the process can prove to be rather tricky. However, if you happen to be single, you’re the one in...
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
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Carl lurches when I’m about to come to a full stop
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My car Has couple of issues
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Car lurches when I’m about to come to a complete stop but not if I go into neutral before applying brakes
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My car jerks quite a lot whenever I accelerate. Why is this?
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Fully charged battery that tested perfectly fine dies overnight when the car is off.
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Car key won't turn in ignition. Car is in park and turning the wheel and stepping on brake doesn't help.
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fuse box diagram makes no sense. I'm looking for the left tail light fuse which says it's F48, which doesn't exist in my fuse box.
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Car is giving me problems.
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Hi, I’m in an emergency situation. Where do I put radiator stop leak in my 98 Beetle. I have water in the reservoir
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What kind of oil do I need for my 2008 Volkswagen Passat turbo
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The VW dealer, both sales and service, do not know how to set the SDVC on my 2016 VW Beetle. Any ideas?
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How do I reset my memory drivers features on a 2008 Volkswagen Passat?
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I bought a battery a year ago and now my car wont start
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i turned on my Golf gti it kicked over but popped up with the engine light, EPC, and battery light all at once then stalled
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