Common Leon MK2 Problem Log

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  1. ECB

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    Much aprriciated. Thanks

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  3. steveleigh13

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    Is this the front i take it?

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    My experience - Leon MK2 2011 (1P) 1.6 TDI Ecomotive Manual, Media + Convenience Pack

    Here are all the things I've noticed in my car with about 5 months (4000 miles) of ownership of my above car. See if any of the things below apply to you, you can send me a message and we can discuss anything you have concerns on.

    I will add to the list and I will eventually post solutions/planned actions or ideas or anything else I am aware of in the appropriate sections. :D

    Funny enough, none of them are major and I still love driving it with no (major/huge) issues to the operation of the car.

    - Clutch pedal can develop a clicking sound as you operate it ( my dealer replaced the pedal, but i think people have mentioned you can replace a clip)
    - Clutch in first gear bits harshly and sometimes when shifting down.
    -Boot struts are a bit dead, boot stops half way ( going to put some new ones plus high force to make the boot open itself. (Like this example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq9U5QBMN5Q)
    - AC ( Air conditioning) pump noise matched with engine rpm. It's bit noisy, works perfectly fine!
    - Engine makes a revving sound at idle sometimes with the ac on (assume it's the AC pump as when I turn it off engine sound is fine)
    - sometimes start-stop freezes (when you press the clutch too fast and to the floor.)
    - Speaker/window rattle, notice on some tracks/ bass/ quality of music ( hope to locate it and fix up anything loose)
    - water ingress into the engine bay (very common it seems)
    - Wipers have been eaten up by the metal frame they are inserted into, so they become loose and the wipers make a scrapping sound now and again depending on the amount of water
    - Rear wipers seem to get stuck like going on lots of speed bumps
    - It's very torquey! - sometimes in the lower gears, you can accelerate a lot better than you can break on country roads! (looking to get good brake pads next replacement)
    - Navigation is decent ( needs an update though as it doesn't offer any alternative routes and isn't efficient at selecting the root, so end up using my phone and google maps)
    - MPG - not as described - have got about 55 mpg on mostly motorway(highway) journeys (70-75MPH) and about 45 mpg on mix journies - although can achieve 600 miles out of the tank (50 Liters). I could probably get a little more if I didn't use all the acceleration in the first 2 gears
    - Last 1/4 tank - the fuel needles move around depending on how you drive ( so not fully accurate)
    - Speedo designed as if you're going to do 100mph all the time, bottom end 0-30 mph hard to see, I've lowered the steering wheel slightly and now got used to it!
    - If you go fast enough around a corner, you will feel like you're going sidewards, the suspension is firm but you can't corner like an FR/GTD! Helps to lower the seat and sit slightly closer to the controls for a 'slightly' sportier cornering.
    -You can't Cruze in 5th at 50MPH( well mostly down to the long gearing and the fact it's at 1400 revs at that point)
    - Long Gearing, so you have to stay in the lower gear longer before you shift up, for example, you can't really shift to 3rd gear from 2nd until you hit 30mph and the difference in revs is, 2500 in 2nd @ 30 mph and 1500 in 3rd @ 30 mph - so you can see the long drop in revs hence - long gearing.
    - I'll add more later!

    So whats actually good? Haha - well lots of things.

    - All the above are not major things
    - Punchy engine in first 3 gears, 1st/2nd gear acceleration puts a smile on your face :p
    - Good amount of tech
    - Fun driving, steering is light
    - Very good Cruiser + cruise control
    - No Tax!
    - MPG is still respectable
    - It looks fabulous with those curves!
    - Fairly reliable overall (being a VW) - no major issues yet.
    - Fairly roomy in the back, practical, seats fold and center middle seat fairly low
    - Cool features, like folding mirrors with holding the lock button down, which if held closes all the windows too! And on open if you hold it down it opens the windows until you let go ( mirrors open with the key in the ignition position, nice touch!)
    - I'll add more later!

    Happy Driving all, and hope to communicate with you whoever has anything common with my car!

    :bleh: Have a good day!
     
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  6. zalifr170

    zalifr170 New Member

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    Hi all i'm new here... I have a leon fr mk2 2007 and i will list the following problems which i have. i will appreciate any comments/remedies that anyone has.

    -ESP light on
    -Flywheel judder
    -substansial Knock when pulling away in 1st or reversing and sometimes under harsh acceleration.
    -DPF stinks to high heavens
    -i'm getting rubbish fuel economy compared to my mk5 golf 140 bhp or is that normal???
    -and finally i get a grinding sound from the front drivers side wheel region when i go round a tight left hander and its not rubbing and its not bearing, and my mechanic is scratching his head over it. Any ideas??

    also i'd like to know is drilled and grooved disks enough stopping power for a stage 1 remap?

    Cheers
     
  7. Mickeemac

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    Vibration/ shudder on take off on clutch

    Seat Leon 2009 Tdi 1.9 just got this car and I’ve noticed when iam taking off or in reverse there is an vibration or shudder when I release the clutch
    All help welcome
    Thanks mickee
     
  8. STU3Y

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    Probably means your clutch is on its way out. Monitor and it will probably get worse over time so you should know when to change it. Mine has been doing it for months but hasnt got any worse yet
     
  9. ECB

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    My clutch and dual mass has been like that since I got the car, 5 years and 80k ago. Wouldn’t worry massively just keep an eye on it. (Also a 1.9tdi, which are known for being more less refined)


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