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Volkswagen Eos Water Leaks



  • ideadesignideadesign Posts: 4
    I have a 2008 EOS Kumfort and couldn't be happier with the car. Yes its pricey and yes more so given it size, but lets face it it is a specialty car and that always has a cost. As for problems, the only one that I experienced was with rattles and creaks that developed about two months after I got it. It drove me crazy and I took it to the dealer for warranty repair. At first, the technicans did this and then that, and I was given the car back with the understanding that the problem was resolved. It wasn't and it was a bad as before or worse. I drove it immediately back to the dealer with making more noise than the car.

    As I was complaining the Service Supervisor came over and said that it was unacceptable and that he would take over and resolve the problem. He too hunted and poked and then came back to me with a question. "Do you take this car to a car wash." Answer: "Yes, when I cannot get to it." Supervisor "Thats the problem."

    According to the Service Supervisor, the rattles and creaks are coming from seals that lack lubrication, if not dry, made worse and accelerated by the car washes. He then took the car back to the service bay, sprayed silicone on every seal and low and behold problem resolved. He even gave me can for my troubles.

    In short, the creaks and rattles are now absent. Ok, not an rocket science answer, but right on target.
  • ideadesignideadesign Posts: 4
    By the way, nothing I have ever driven get the looks, stares of amazement, and positive comments, like an EOS. Mine in black with ivory interior. Drove the car to Daytona duing bike week and, even with all machinery to look at and ride, it still became the talk of almost every discussion.
  • ideadesignideadesign Posts: 4
    Final note. Found something today that no salesperson ever noted. When you lift the truck lid (boot), on the inside face below, there is a recess with straps; hidden from direct view. Again, I have not confirmed this, but it appears to be an umbrella holder (at least that is what I use if for and perfect fit) - nice feature.
  • As I understand, silicone is not the prefered lubricant for Eos seals.
    Do a search and you'll find the stuff... I've got to get to work.
    Glad you're enjoying your car!
  • cb391cb391 Posts: 24
    That notch is for an optional folding reflective warning triangle. It is standatrd in some parts of the world, but not here
  • cb391cb391 Posts: 24
    The stuff you're looking for is VW pt#G 052 172 A1. Also people have been using Krytox 105 which may be the same stuff but can be bought cheaper.
  • aghagh Posts: 3
    You guys looking for help in curing water leaks through your EOS folding roof seals should find this helpful. It is a good guide to lubricating seals with the recommended lubricant.
    My mother is interested in this car but I became concerned about all the water leak reports. This seems to reliably sort the problem. I think avoiding automatic car washes and pressure washers is wise with this car.
    Onwards for a test drive soon.
  • kls7rfkls7rf Posts: 2
    I have had the same problem with my 2008 komfort. It is one of many I have been having. I took it in to the dealer twice and both times they said it was normal. The third I made the service manager ride with me and he agreed it was not working correctly. We came to the conclusion that around 1-3 miles an hour is when it is at it's worse. He is ordering a new part for my transmission, but the part can not be found anywhere in US, Germany, or Asia so who knows when it will be fixed. I have had the worst customer service with this company and agree I will not buy another car until it has been out on the market for a while, and I will definitely not buy another VW.
  • johnvwmtjohnvwmt Posts: 1
    im an eos specialist, have you got it sorted
  • photogal57photogal57 Posts: 11
    Yes I did. They told me I was crazy. I put the gears in park and the car rolls...too much. The car jumps forward. They said it was the gas. I alsp had the condensation problem. It gets real bad. Have 2 more months before the lemon law does not apply...I want a new one. I must be crazy but I still like the car.
  • 6y7u8i9o6y7u8i9o Posts: 5
    water collects at rocker panel between inside an out side seals will this be a problem in the winter i live in new england 2008 eos
  • shdzshdz Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2008 Eos on saturday (yes, only 5 days ago). Love the car!! But, had a bad rain storm last night and discovered small leak where hardtop meets rear driver side window (on the downslope part). Not too much water in the car, only a few drops, but I think it was just soaked up by the cloth that covers the inside of the hardtop. Took to dealer today, waiting on their response, but they said they've had complaints of leaks in other places of the hardtop, not in that spot (not being difficult, just commenting). All the posts on here are kinda scarring me.....hopefully this won't be a problem, as it is a great car!!. BTW, bought the car at Gunther in Coconut Creek, can anyone comment on their service dept. Customer service while buying car was great, hopefully it won't be a different experience once it's taken for repairs.
  • I have had to have the seal replaced twice by VW and it is still leaking-though not as bad. The leaking only seems to start after you open the door. If it has been raining overnight, there is no water when I get in, but then during the journey there is a constant drip on both the driver and passenger doors. Does anybody else have this problem?
  • koolkat4koolkat4 Posts: 10
    Sorry to hear about your water leaks, for you and me!! I bought a brand new 2007 EOS and have had nothing but water leaks along with transmission problems. They finally agreed that this was a lemon :lemon: . They agreed to replace my 2007 with a 2008 but after hearing your complaints, it sounds as though I am going to have the same problems. They had my car more than I did. After a while they started to get nasty with me and I believe they just kept my car longer out of spite after I complained that I never had a chance to enjoy the top down. Hey - any problems with the top getting stuck half way down. I have been through it all, the top never did stop leaking, even after they replaced the seals three times. They are still jerking me around - after telling me to bring in the 2007 for the transfer to the2008 there was nothing in the 2008! I had heated seats, dual temperature controls, automatic seats, lumbar in the drivers side, 5 cd player - my car was loaded, of course i paid for all of the extras. The 2008 that they gave me had nothing!! This was just a basic car with a single cd player, no heated seats, no dual control, no nothing. Needless to say, I refused it. So here I sit, waiting for a new car, which they say is forth coming while I drive around in a car that leaks every time it rains, has had the transmission replaced 3 times, had a fuel part replaced because it was recalled and I was never told. Once I get a replacement car I am driving it straight to another dealer and trade it in. I never want another wv in my life!!! : :mad:
  • I was so fed up with the water problems, I persisted with emails to VW AG Germany, VW UK and the supplier that we were offered a replacement car. I refused the new car and agreed terms with the dealer and ordered a new Audi TT Coupe. I have had the TT three months, it is a joy to drive,and will knock spots of the Eos for performance.
    Good luck everyone, keep pestering, do not let the bugg--s get you down or get let them get away with it.
  • genie3genie3 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2008 Eos for 412$ a month on a 3 year lease. I have had it 12 days and it started leaking today when I took it out in a rain storm. I am sooo... disappointed. I bought the car in Orlando close to Sanford, Florida. It had about 60 miles on it. I wonder if someone else brought it back to the VW dealership before. How did they keep it outside with the roof leaking on both sides for almost a year? I wish I could just switch it for another EOS that doesn't leak. I am not sure what my rights are in this area from a legal perspective. They want to seal the front on both sides in the morning at the dealership. I hate to pay so much money for a car that isn't perfect. I wish I knew that EOS cars leak. I just googled my problem and found this site today. Does anyone know if you can insist on another car due to the fact that it has flaws? Thank you for your help.
  • Never wanted to admit I'd have a problem with my EOS, but after 7 months, 6K miles and 5 weeks in the shop, I would not recommend this car. It was in the shop for 3 weeks with problems with the top (it would only open half way then stop) they replaced every conceivable part before finding one of the wing sensors was bad. Then the deck lid would not close, two weeks to fix that, now, we had a major rain in Texas and trunk was half full of water after the storm. Brings "quirky" to a new level.(2008 Eos Lux Pkg)
  • koolkat4koolkat4 Posts: 10
    I know how you feel! I got an attorney and they agreed that it was an official lemon and agree to replace it with a new car; however the new car had nothing in it, just basic. Now I am waiting for another one that has everything in it that mine had. At this point I am hearing that the 2008 also leaks. I think they should just recall all of them until they work out the kinks.
    I am now shopping for a new attorney because I don't even want another EOS, I want something else.
    Once I find an attorney i will post the process.
  • Wow I'm sorry for you guys.
    I've got a '07 and she hasn't leaked a drop (fingers crossed).
  • aw57aw57 Posts: 12
    I picked up my 2008 Eos at the end of May. I park it in a garage, but have driven through a few rainstorms and have had the car washed in a car wash. No leaks. Also, I have never had a problem with the top being stuck mid-way. So far, the car is a complete joy to drive.
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