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Old 01-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Manual Drivers, Power LOSS while driving.

Alright so i was just driving around and all the sudden, all power was lost.... no acceleration to be found and the whole car went in limp mode, as if i was trying to take off in 5th gear from a dead stop. this was true in all 5 gears.... just no acceleration at all with the pedal to the floor and every position in between. i limped it home and for S&G's, i shut it off and turned the car back on... viola, back to normal.


This puzzles me, absolutely no warning light, chime or message on the base models info screen. when i pulled over to look under the hood.. no smoke, leaks or abnormal noises. Just smelt like really hot plastic or something of the sort.


I am terrified to drive on the highway in fear of it going into limp mode again.
Who else has encountered this? I know DCT owners have, but what about the Manual drivers? I just had the ECU reprogrammed last week for a launching issue. is there a hidden issue i dont know about? Ive been trying to get out of my $8000 negative equity i have in this car since last thursday. with no luck. Im growingly HATING this car.


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Old 01-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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Don't even bother taking it to the dealership. If they can't reproduce, they won't even look at it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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Don't even bother taking it to the dealership. If they can't reproduce, they won't even look at it.
Oh trust me, I am not taking it back to my less then satisfactory dealership.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #4
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It happened to me too but I've got the auto. Its only happened once.

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i felt a very little loss in power when i have stepped ont he accelerator but i put it down to bad petrol here in china..
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i felt a very little loss in power when i have stepped ont he accelerator but i put it down to bad petrol here in china..
Maybe it wasn't unleaded.
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No issues reported with my manual, it has been solid since day one. Where all the lights still on, but the engine was not responding? Where you accelerating and then there was no power?
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Car was operating otherwise normal, despite the engine accelerating like an arthritic dog.

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Happend once. Took it in about two minutes after, since I was right by a dealer. I had already restarted, so they cold not reproduce. No codes either. Never happened again.

In my vw golf his wold happen every week, and I would restart while coasting down the highway. Worked every time. That was caused by a clogged fuel filter. It would thow a code though related to turbo overboost.
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If it happens again ill swing into a dealer while its still running in limp mode.

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