Re: Check Engine Light: Incorrect Airflow, Secondary Air Pump (behvw)
A List member was nice enough to lend me a hand with his VAG. Here is the code:
1 DTC Found
16795 - Secondary Air Injection System: Incorrect Flow Detected
Does anyone know how to look this up and give me some pointers on what components to troubleshoot? Or where I can look the codes up myself?
Re: Check Engine Light: Incorrect Airflow, Secondary Air Pump (JimH)
I appreciate those of you who have responded to my request here. Unfortunately this car will go to the stealer tomorrow morning for repairs.
I think the lack of substantive responses to my post shows how over complex modern cars are becoming and how VW and other higher end manufacturers are going to make their money. The check engine light can come for hundreds of different reasons; all require at least a $75 diagnosis from herr VAG tool and a visit to the dealer. No more shade tree mechanics wanted as owners.
In my search to avoid using the monopolistic dealership in Atlanta, I found many independent repair shops that flat out said the newer Volkswagens are impossible to work on without the factory approved VAG. My only option was the dealer. What a shame and a sham.
Which brings up another point:
I must be a dying breed; I take pride in troubleshooting problems with my automobiles and benefit from knowing the work is done correctly; I only have myself to hold accountable.
Upon repair of this car, I am turning around and selling it. Not because of the car and the light that points out the problem, but rather the PROCESS of getting it fixed. I guess my desire to own a finely engineered German sedan from new and maintain it by the book is dashed by the ineptitude of the dealer network and the utter frustration I find in staring at the check engine light.
For anyone that is still reading this diatribe, my litany of service woes at VW dealers has tempered my enthusiasm for riding the resurgence of VW in the US because I see the light (no pun intended) at the end of the tunnel here. VW will end up in the doldrums again in the coming years as their marketing hype and record sales put the onus on their service departments to perform; a requirement that they will find challenging.
Enough ranting. I have a flat six requiring service; better grab my shop light and some hand tools. I step down now and off of VW vortex.
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