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Siemens piezoelectric injector recall

21st December 2011 | BY nosmokenopoke

News is spreading across the web that owners of VWs, Audis, Seats and Skodas are being contacted regarding a recall on certain vehicles fitted with the Seimens Piezoelectric injectors due to an inherent defect which has caused cars to not only lose all power from the engine, but also power steering and servo assisted brakes. A scenario that could prove very nasty indeed should you be travelling along at motorway speeds in the outside lane.

Vehicles with the potentially faulty Piezo injectors include:
Audi A3 2.0 TDI (170bhp)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI (170bhp)
Audi A6 2.0TDI (170bhp)
Skoda Octavia VRS 2.0 TDI (BMN)
Seat Exeo 2.0 TDI (170bhp)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI (170bhp)
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI (170bhp)
Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI (140bhp)

This problem has been rearing it’s ugly head for some time now and many owners have already had to dig deep in to their own pockets and pay for the work to be carried out themselves. However the manufacturers are finally admitting liability and sending recall letters to owners.

A quote from the letter many VW owners have received:

 “Small electrically conducting carbon deposits can settle on the Piezo Pump Injector element safter being carried in the engine oil. This can lead to running problems and in some cases to a short circuit of the Piezo Pump Injector element, which can cause engine running problems and in certain circumstances the engine to stop.

To ensure the reliability of your engine injectors we would like to offer you the opportunity to have a free precautionary check and if necessary repair your vechicle.

The check and any necessary rep[air work is free of charge

We strongly recomend that you take up this offer to avoid any inconvenience you may incur if your vehicle develops any running problems”.

If you have suffered or think that you may experiance this fault in the future, you should contact the relevant customer support group for your vehicle type.
Tel: 0800 0833914
Jenny Boyd
Stefan Elliott
Tel: 0800 699888
Victoria Carter
Isabelle Lindley
Jane Jones
Tel: 0500 222222
Simon Ackroyd

Tel: 08457 745745
Ian Walsh

If you’ve had a recall letter or have experienced problems with your injectors, please let us know in the comments below, Tweet us or leave a comment on our Facebook page.