What are Some Common Problems with Volkswagen CC?
CC -- the iconic acronym, one that stood for "Comfort Coupe," recalling a car that truly lived up to its name, and then some.
2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine or 3.6-liter V6, it was one capable yet enjoyable ride, perfect for San Diego -- and it still is. Tech-savvy, too: VW Car-Net smartphone support, 6.3-inch touch-screen infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility -- it had it all, everything you'd come to expect from Volkswagen. It still does.
The car should run you a couple decades, in fact -- a couple hundred-thousand miles worth of Southern California freeway. You'll just have to service it regularly. Good thing you came to us for advice on how to do it. Here's a couple issues you might run into from time to time, and how to handle them.
Faulty Intake Manifolds
Nothing worse than a Check Engine light on the dash getting off I-15. Except maybe idling rough with a cold engine, hard starts, trouble speeding up, misfires, and black clouds of exhaust smoke. Imagine those during rush hour.
Run an inspection; see trouble codes? They start with P0, like P0300, for instance, up through P0304? Usually, it just means a bad case of carbon build-up in the intake manifold; this was a known issue for models from between 2009 and 2016, those with 75,000 miles or more on the odometer. Often, all you need is a good cleaning (of the intake ports, too). That doesn't fix the problem, though, and you might need an intake manifold replacement. Take care of that -- plus stick to premium fuel, and let your CC warm up before a drive -- and you should be good to go.
Bad Heater Cases
Driving a CC from between '09 and 2014, one with 50,000 miles or more? You might've noticed the car smells musty. That's because moisture's built up on the heater case, and that stink is wafting into the interior. Check the drain system for debris, and get rid of it. Then, clean the heater case. That should take care of things. It doesn't, you might need to replace the heater case.
Not sure how to go about these fixes? A VW dealer or an authorized VW service center will be happy to help.
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