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Hi all posted this on the VWortex forum and thought I would post this here too for your thoughts,

So my 2022 Taos SE FWD (first VW purchase ever) with 2k miles sprung a check engine light last week on my drive home. I took it to the dealer next day to diagnose the issue. They scanned it and said there was some internal oil separator malfunction so they recommended not driving it and gave me a loaner. No ETA on the part either so I'm guessing weeks for a fix. Anyone know what might have caused this? Defective from the factory? Has anyone seen this on other VW models this soon? Its strange but I suppose its the risk I took buying this brand new model albeit still frustrating and disappointing with my first VW purchase .

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Sorry to read about the CEL on your new Taos. I used to own a 2011 VW GTI that has the EA888 2.0L TFSI engine that is related to the current EA211 series engines. At around 10k kms, it suddenly ran rough, went to limp mode, and displayed a CEL including an EPC error message. Drove it (in limp mode) to my VW dealer and they did a diagostic on it. The culprit is a torn oil separator/screen filter. It is a tiny screen found above the timing chain close to the camshafts. That thing got torn to shreds. Cylinder head was opened up and the screen replaced. It took a while for the part to come in. The dealer had a loaner for me to drive.

The thing is that almost all of the parts are manufactured by OEM suppliers. Parts reliability is dependent on the quality of the materials and manufacturing of the different parts. In the case of your Taos, it is probably just a luck of the draw that this particular part went bad.
 

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Sorry to read about the CEL on your new Taos. I used to own a 2011 VW GTI that has the EA888 2.0L TFSI engine that is related to the current EA211 series engines. At around 10k kms, it suddenly ran rough, went to limp mode, and displayed a CEL including an EPC error message. Drove it (in limp mode) to my VW dealer and they did a diagostic on it. The culprit is a torn oil separator/screen filter. It is a tiny screen found above the timing chain close to the camshafts. That thing got torn to shreds. Cylinder head was opened up and the screen replaced. It took a while for the part to come in. The dealer had a loaner for me to drive.

The thing is that almost all of the parts are manufactured by OEM suppliers. Parts reliability is dependent on the quality of the materials and manufacturing of the different parts. In the case of your Taos, it is probably just a luck of the draw that this particular part went bad.
Ah thanks for the reply. So I'm curious how was your gti after that similar issue im having was the engine and such all good for a while after? I do wonder if this issue might lead to other issues down the road or if there's damage already there not seen. I'm probably just being paranoid tho. 😄
 

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Ah thanks for the reply. So I'm curious how was your gti after that similar issue im having was the engine and such all good for a while after? I do wonder if this issue might lead to other issues down the road or if there's damage already there not seen. I'm probably just being paranoid tho. 😄
The GTI was problem free after that event. I think your Taos will be fine especially while it is still under bumper-to-bumper warranty.
 
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