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Speedo error should not be tolerated

I rabbit's speedo reads 60 when I am doing 57 mph. I have taken it up with the dealer and they seem to have corrected it by 1/2 mph, but they did not document the complaint. I will give them two more attempts to fix the problem and document my complaint. If they are unable to remidy the problem then I will want an extension on my warrenty. After all it's not just the leassees that are impacted by the clock error.

:drive: I have driven many cars that i LIKED, but the rabbit is the only car that I LOVED!!!!!
 

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Ringworm, you are the open sore on every dealers butthole. EVERY car produced today is going to read slightly fast. If you are going to "give two more tries" and demand an extension onto your warranty from the dealer because your speedo is off by 2.5 MPH at 60, then they will probably just ban you from that dealership. If EVERY vw is like that, then there is nothing in the world you can do about it.

Also, as per the TSB, The odometer is 100% accurate but the speedo on the cluster reads a bit fast. This has NOTHING to do with your warranty or lease mileages. If your speedo reads 60 and you are really going 57.5, then the odometer is reading you are going 57.5.

Honestly, don't hastle the dealer about something so petty and useless because they are not going to be able to do anything about aside from call helpline and have them advise the dealer to do the TSB...which they seemed to have done.

What device are you measuring speed with to compare it with the rabbit's speed? Unless you are on a closed track with an accurate measured mile and a device to trigger the start and stop time while you are going 60MPH read from the COMPUTER, NOT cluster, then you have no right to bash the dealer about this issue.
 

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I have to agree with Nito. First off a small error is no big deal, you will still get home in time. And where it comes to getting any service, not just fro your car, choose your battles wisely. If something real bad happens, you will want the dealer on your side.
 

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That's the guy that calls his attorney if he has bad service at Long John Silver's...or at least threatens it. OOooooOOOoooooOOOOoooOOOooo....... whatcha gonna do sue me for slander or liable or something now?
 

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Nitroscope8

It is laudable that you have such a passion for your employer. It is, However, regretable tha you lack the ability to express yourself without the need to resort to vulgar and disparaging remarks. That aside, I considered your comments to be a little more valuable than what I paid for them. Obviously more valuable than what you considered of my opinion.

You and I both assumed too much from the last thread. For that I must apoligise to everyone. You assumed that I lacked the ability to accuratey measure the discrepancy between the indicated speed and the actual speed. Also you assumed that the odometer was accurate. After all, That is what you were told, and "IT"S THE LAW". I assumed that the odometer was coupled to the speedometer and off by the corresponding ammount. Furthur testing revealed that we were both right-- sort of!

The odometer is not coupled to the speedometer but it was of by the same amount. ( .05%) The speedometer is not adjustable but the ODOMETER IS.
.05% is not a big deal in speed but .05% equals 3,000 miles less warrenty. THAT IS A BIG DEAL. (My odometer has now been adjusted to now read accurately-- end of my problem.)

Companies will often ignore or fuge the law untill they get caught. (Rember ENRON?) 3,000 miles less warrenty multiplied by the thousands of cars sold is a VERRY VERRY BIG DEAL.

Volkswagen has made an incredably fantastic car. It is worth every penny I paid for it. They set the standards higher than any car I have driven, and I have driven many cars. The fit, finish and performance is absolutely astounding. That is why I am suprised that the speedometer would be inacurate. Not only can I live with the discrepancy but I would buy the car again and recomend to every one that they are missing one of life's pleasures by not dirving one.
 

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I just brought a used Rabbit(8k, factory 16s and tires) home and using my GPS I noticed that when I was running 125 on the speedo the GPS indicated 118. This seemed consistent with my wifes T&C van which I was following as she said she had her cruise set at 120 "on the nose" (her words) I have only noticed a discrepancy in the GPS once before and that was in a friends 540. I guess the GPS is more accurate than the cars. I kind of like this discrepancy.

KMs eh!!!
 

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Did the test today twice.

1. My friend was in his civic (with the damn digital display). I was going 80mph (in cruise control) and he was in the next lane going 77mph right on par with me.

2. I borrowed his GPS and did the same thing (80mph on cruise control). GPS read 76-77mph

Thing is. I actually really like this :) That way I can go 75mph and not really be in much danger of being pulled over :)
 

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I saw another thread and it reminded me of the speedo error debate. My 08 is DEAD ON. Its been verified by mile markers, gps and those speed signs. With 225/40/18 rubber it 100% accurate. With 205/55/16 its ~0.5 mph fast at 70 mph. 225/40/18's are the tallest optional OE tire size and thats what the speedo should be calibrated too, and in my case its perfect.
 
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