Originally Posted by prince1971
Needless to say I have a few questions.
1) is it reasonable to expect fuel injectors to last the lifetime of the car?
2) has anyone had similar issues and if so did VW take care of it?
3) my understanding of consumer protection legislation in the UK is that regardless of manufacturer warranty the goods should be of merchantable quality therefore if it is reasonable to expect fuel injectors to last longer than 3.5 years they are substandard?
4) any ideas what could have caused the failure if not faulty parts? I am concerned that if I pay for the repair and something else casued it - what is to stop it happenning again?
sorry for the essay - there are lost of issues with this one!
any comments welcome.
1. Injectors will never last the life time of a car, and will need to be replaced at some point. Im surprised it happened at 80k miles though.
2. VW usually will help, but not do anything for free. If its after warranty, then its your responsibility.
3. They usually last a little longer than 3 years, but who knows who had the car before you, and how long it sat !
4. You can do injectors yourself, and save alot of money, its pretty simple. It could have been your fuel pump also that cut off ??