Common Leon MK2 Problem Log

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by shnazzle, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. J8HKE

    J8HKE Guest

    If it's out of warranty I doubt you'll be able to get it done FOC, although I hear sometimes if you ring the right people you can get a contribution from SEAT. No idea on who to get in touch with though, I'd hazard a guess at customer service.
     
  2. bigdogg21

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    Seat leon Fr 59plate

    I've just bought a seat leon FR it's done 54,000 miles and its a 59plate. I've had it a few days and now the heating lamp light is flashing which makes the car go into limp mode. Can anyone help me?? And is this a common problem? :cry:
     
  3. Chris Bartram

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    Check your brake lights first. Failed bulbs or pedal switch can cause it. Otherwise, you need to get it scanned with VCDS.
     
  4. bigdogg21

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    I took it back to we're I bought it from they checked it and have said its a valve that makes the turbo kick in... Is this a common fault or am I just unlucky? I've paid just under £11,000 and didn't expect this to happen in the first few days of buying it
     
  5. Chris Bartram

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    Sounds like the N75 valve. Not hugely common, but not unknown either.
     
  6. markgb

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    Give it back to the garage to sort mate, IT is under warranty. And by law the have to rectify the fault mate under the Sales of Goods Act, has to be fit for purpose.
     
  7. crang56

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    Just a quick one, When l pull away in any gear, 1st 2nd or reverse, l hear a slight knocking and can feel it through the clutch, has anybody had or know abuot this, have 07 cupra
     
  8. dkaric

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    Silent blocks, I guess...
     
  9. ECB

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    Has anyone had a issue with the airbag light? Mine came on a while back and need to get it sorted.
     
  10. Jarre

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    Possibly the connector under the passenger seat. A quick search will bring up previous threads I imagine.

    You definitely do need to need to sort it ASAP. When the airbag light is on, all airbags are disabled in the vehicle.
     
  11. ECB

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    Ok cheers Jarre, didn't realise it disabled them all. Should have got it straight in. Thanks
     
  12. duncinascoob

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    Is there specific threads for the Cupra / Cupra R with known issues or ideally a buyers guide?

    My 55plate FR+ has now covered 100k now and while its been 100% reliable with only a popped boost hose in 4 years, its time for a change. After years of diesels I've decided its time for a bit of fun :)
    Car is my daily drive too though so needs to be reliable!!

    Going to look at a couple Focus ST's and a couple Cupra R's this weekend and wanted to know what to look out for. Looking at 2010 model cars. On the focus I may go a little older and get an early facelift from around 2009.

    I have a pretty comprehensive list on what to check / common issues on the ST but looking for similar on the Cupra R?

    Cheers in advance
     
  13. J400uk

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  14. shnazzle

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    The mk2s are all very similar and if there are specific differences that qualify as "common problems", it's been highlighted in this thread.
     
  15. duncinascoob

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    Cheers,
    I've noted the usual issues such as water in scuttle, ABS module repair, wheel bearings etc so no issues there but I have heard of more than just the above with these engines.

    Coil packs - I see there are various threads but is there now a revised part to solve the issue? Cost to replace?

    Oil Consumption - I know this is an issue on these engines but what if anything has been identified and recified on the Seat. I believe the issue is piston ring gaps. Makes sense given the fuel dillution seen on these engines.
    Audi have revised the PCV breather / seperator and if that does not solve the issue and oil consumption is above 0.5liters / 1,000km then they consider the replacement of pistons and rings in some places. Has this been addressed in newer models or do Seat not recognise the issue and say its all good?

    Carbon build up due to injector position. Any known failures? Scored bores as debris falls into the combustion area....

    Fuel pump followers - is this still an issue?

    Oil pump issues - are these a thing of the past? Have heard of oil pumps failing resulting in serious engine damage.

    Spark plugs - I've heard of a couple instances where the plugs have melted and dropped off into the combustion chamber - not seen that since the good old Fordy YB engine!

    I can live with small issues such as wheel bearings
    I also run pretty high performance Impreza engines so I understand all manufacturers have potential issues / weak points, I'm just looking to gain info on major mechanical failure modes to be aware of. I like to do my homework before parting with my hard earned!!
    Reading this thread I don't really see serious issues that would lead to an engine failure but the realist in my says thats just not the case. There must be examples out there that have had complete engine failures??

    Car will not be modified, it will be my daily driver so not looking at max liimits, just known issues / potential problems. If the Cupra R genuinely has no engine / gearbox failures then I will give the Focus ST a wide berth and I look forward to my Cupra ownership :D
     
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    Hi guys brand new to this so not sure if im even posting right!

    With the title being common probs and the experience ive had with my mk2 leon i expected far more responses.

    Only owned my bkd for 6 months and already suffering with

    • manual rear windows dropping
    • dreaded turbo siren noise
    • so many rattles ive gone mad
    • squeaking wiper problem that i just cant solve
    • condensation in headlights and windscreen

    Thats just off the top of my head! :confused:
     
  18. benj1989

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    My rear Manuel windows open my magic too. Only a tiny amount so you can't see it my view but can hear road Boise whilest driving. Headlights issues I got too and the wipers...... Still love the car tho lol

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  19. STU3Y

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    The only fix I have found for the windows is to take handles off and position them at 4 o clock position when looking at them face on. Obviously for the right door it will be 8 o clock. This way the weight is just right so they don't open.
     
  20. benj1989

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    Good idea just pull them off?


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