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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Golf R recalled

VW has issued a recall for approximately 516 units of the 2018 Golf R with issues over a fuel hose. It is believed that the quick connector could detach, resulting in leaking fuel and possibly leading to a fire. Affected models were assembled between March 13 and August 8th and owners should be notified beginning Feb 1st. https://www.carscoops.com/2018/12/20...-fire-concern/
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 02:36 PM
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Sorry to see these issues are still happening. VW includes some cutting edge features but they don't hold up, thus impacting resale values.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 10:38 AM
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2018 has been a huge year for recalls and I'm surprised at how many of them can result in vehicle fires. This is going to become an even more serious issue as we move towards EV's.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 02:58 AM
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2018 has been a huge year for recalls and I'm surprised at how many of them can result in vehicle fires. This is going to become an even more serious issue as we move towards EV's.
Some due diligence goes a long way. As cars get more advanced we'll have to use that to our advantage.

I always favored buying vehicles with proven build quality and a track record to back them up, without you're at a higher risk.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 10:38 AM
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The important thing here is that most of the recalls have been sent out before any owners experienced symptoms. VW needs to ensure they don't get up any market share of the hot hatch segment, because more rivals are joining.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 04:54 PM
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I think even Peugeot is planning to enter the U.S. market and they've been known for releasing hatchbacks. Hatch's might have more life to them just executed differently.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Was hoping we would one day see models from Renault under the Nissan alliance, but that might be out of the cars with this Ghosn mess. Really like the Megane RS.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 07:27 PM
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Nissan and even Infiniti are having a tough time but are seeing some success with new models like the Altima.
Improving Nissan first before moving on might be the strategy going forward.
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