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My dealer tried to sell me 3 years of additional yearly maintenance (my purchase came with 2). I asked what exactly is done in the yearly maintenance. Both the sales person and finance guy shrugged and laughed saying they had no idea. Needless to say I didn't get it.

At any rate the sales person said he'd check with the service guys and get back to me. This is his answer:

I just wanted to get back to you. I asked our EV tech what he does for yearly maintenance.
He will scan the vehicle, check tire pressure and look for any faults in the system.

Right now not all the updates can be done OTA. He did not know when everything would
be OTA.


Not mentioned are fluids, I assume they will check and top those up as well. At any rate, I wanted to share what I learned.
 

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The only prescribed fluid change is brake fluid at year 3, then every 2 years thereafter, and there's a biannual / 40,000 mile cabin air filter change. Everything else is an inspection item.
 

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And they want how much for this maintenance? No tire rotation is mentioned, not even side to side.
 

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VW's cost is $50 for odd years and $115 for even, if I recall correctly. The dealer is free to mark that up to whatever they want.

My dealer misrepresented it, also offered it to me at cost to meet month end quota, in trade for removing $350 door protection (vinyl tape).

I accepted it, but already sent the request to VW for a full refund of my $495.
 

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If we are talking about VW Care, I was told it could be canceled all the way until used/needed. When I expressed my concerns to the GM about having gotten it, he told me to just keep it and if I decided later on that I was not going to use it, I could just cancel any time. He said there were no restrictions on canceling as long as it was not used, he also said the same for Lease End Protection.
 

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And they want how much for this maintenance? No tire rotation is mentioned, not even side to side.
Since F & R tires are a different size, side to side is the only logical rotation. At least for the 1st Ed.
 

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VW's cost is $50 for odd years and $115 for even, if I recall correctly. The dealer is free to mark that up to whatever they want.

My dealer misrepresented it, also offered it to me at cost to meet month end quota, in trade for removing $350 door protection (vinyl tape).

I accepted it, but already sent the request to VW for a full refund of my $495.
That seems like a pretty good trade on your part. It was just regular VW Care maintenance package or something? And you can definitely cancel and get the money refunded?
 

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Just regular VW Care, yep, years 3 thru 8.

VW only received my request on Tuesday, so still waiting for confirmation. All the cancelation info is contained in the VW Care documents.
 

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On the topic of cabin air filters, I found this handy video today:

Do you know if these are in stock yet anywhere? I didn't see them listed on the VW parts websites as of a week ago, and I doubt third party ones have started being manufactured yet. Given how easy it is to change, I think I'll be swapping it out more often than the recommended frequency, especially given the pollen we have around where I live.
 

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Do you know if these are in stock yet anywhere? I didn't see them listed on the VW parts websites as of a week ago, and I doubt third party ones have started being manufactured yet. Given how easy it is to change, I think I'll be swapping it out more often than the recommended frequency, especially given the pollen we have around where I live.
VW Part Number: 1EA819669

 

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If all the talk of VW saving costs through parts commonality is really as big a part of this car as it's made out to be, there's already a compatible filter sitting on your auto parts shelf somewhere. But, like brake pads, I haven't found the part number listed yet.
 

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Cool, thanks for that. I'm itching to find the brake pad part no. so I can change out for something that produces less wheel dust. I'm sure that wheel dust is clogging up my cabin air filter! :D
 

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Hey, you found my video! :) I'm going to do a 12V battery replacement video as soon as I get some time as well.

The air filter is so easy, I was surprised at its location too.
 

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Your well done CAF replacement video is in my playlist as well. (y)
Hey, you found my video! :) I'm going to do a 12V battery replacement video as soon as I get some time as well.

The air filter is so easy, I was surprised at its location too.
 
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