1997 Volkswagen Vento VR6 2.8 V6
Great Drive! But I got a lemon
Rear shocks lost all the oil.
Gel filled engine mounts collapsed.
Front strut mounts failed.
Front suspension bushes torn to bits.
Bad transmission oil leak x 2
Front electric window failed.
Heater system would deposit all the engine cooling water on the floor on the passengers side.
ABS light fault.
Excellent performance and driving characteristics, usual large boot. Smart looking vehicle and attractive trim. However heavy on fuel use and let down by the constant significant problems that were expensive to fix. The cooling system one was fixed by no longer having a heater. Bad idea not to have a transmission dipstick if your transmission leaks! Wished I never decided to change from the Mk2 Jetta to the Vento.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2005
12th Jan 2006, 16:15
Hi all, I'm an owner of a vento vr6. oh! what a wonderful car, the performance is wonderful, the air-con is also very effective.
But so far I've experienced the same heater problem, the floor of the driver side always got soaked, I went to to my mechanics and he bypassed the heater, so I don't use it anymore.
I'm also having problems with my ABS and AIRBAG indicators, they are constantly on, at first, it was the ABS indicator, but after a while the Airbag light came on too. Does anyone have any idea of how I can resolve this? I would really appreciate this.
2nd Aug 2006, 04:25
Hi, the airbag light was on in the above vehicle as well. Service agent said it was either a faulty plug, which they usually cut out and hard solder, or the rotary connector in the steering wheel, which was more expensive to fix.
12th Sep 2006, 12:51
On my Vento VR6 "safety" which have now 134000 miles (Switzerland) I had the same ABS light problem. After many tests my mechanic finally replaced the ABS calculator (more than 1000 CHF). My case is quite extreme and normally only sensors have to be replaced.
VR6 - What an engine!