hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Volkswagen Eos:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #5

Jul 192017


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Eos. The contact stated that the vehicle consumed a quart of oil every month. The contact also stated after changing the battery, the ECM had to be re-flashed. The contact stated the rear door warning light was illuminated. A dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 152018


  • 110,000 miles
Car stalled and when brought to dealership was informed this car burns oil at a high rate and the engine needs to be replaced. Oil had just been added!

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 072017


  • 198,000 miles
Upon waiting for the traffic light to change to green, I depressed the accelerator and within seconds, I heard a low boom and then the engine power cut out. I coasted to the side of the road and at that point was no longer able to start the car. I was at that point, forced to have it towed to the nearest dealership. I was notified that the camshaft timing chain had snapped.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

May 282015


  • 101,841 miles
First incident (many more to follow) occurred while driving downhill on highway. The entire dash panel appeared to have gone haywire and then car just turned off. Coasted off of the road and was towed down the hill. Charged the battery and it started just fine, for about 20 miles, then the same thing occurred and car turned off. Had car towed to dealership, after diagnosis, had fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and gasket replaced. During their test drive, car stalled out again. Had to also replace alternator, freewheel pulley and battery. Picked up car, before I even got home engine lamp came on again, took back to dealership in a closer location to me. Now the problem was turbo underboost and evap system leaks, reccommended replacement of turbo purge valve, evap purge valve and evap vent hose. Volkswagen is aware of and has had many complaints for these same problems, yet they have done nothing about it, and can only apologize to their customers that they are having a problem with "their" particular vehicle. I am concerned that my vehicle will not even pass smog next year at this rate, given I could not find any smog records at all for this vehicle...is it possible to fake a smog check to dmv and re-sell a lemon?? I was definitely duped!

- Isleton, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172014

Eos 4-cyl

  • 75,875 miles
Ignition coil failed. Had to get the coil replaced as well as replaced all spark plugs in case failure affected them all.

- Lake St Louis, MO, USA