Cam Belt Re-call

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by toonaroon, 7 Jan 2020.

  1. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Having had my 2017 t32 150ps kombi in for a re call last week, I was told that the cam belt that is fitted is OK, THIS BELT IS A DAYCO BELT, the other one which apparently is at fault I do not know, they were a bit reluctant to tell me!!!

    It was only by chance that I phoned them and they told me about the re call ????

    Please phone your dealer if you are concerned

    Hope this may be of some use...
     
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  2. Dilbert

    Dilbert Just travelling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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  3. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Interesting read @Dilbert, according to them there are only two types, so must be the Gates at fault!!
    Will also be checking mine for engine under tray (when it stops raining).
     
  4. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    I was going to check mine but the cover seems reluctant to come off, anyone got any tips or tried this?

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  5. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Fingers crossed @Loz it's a dayco, as per usual they just would not be specific about what the problem was! I was not sweating to much having only done 13k but warranty is up in March causing me yet another quandary...(extended not taken out when purchased)
     
  6. Dilbert

    Dilbert Just travelling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    If it is a Gates problem, I guess it is a specific batch affecting certain engines/VINs. Gates are normally a very good brand of belts.
     
  7. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Sorry I could not get more information from them, I did ask what the problem was and just got the answer "if it's the at fault one we will have to book you in for a belt change" so I was just relieved when they said mine was OK, there was no mention of VINs or certain engines. I'd be interested to find out myself..
     
  8. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Success, you need to pull up on the protruding knob on the side whilst you use a flat screwdriver to release each clip and then it pulls up.
    I cannot see any markings on the belt to identify it. I took a slow-mo video whilst running so I'll review that to see if I can see it.
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  9. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    It looks in pretty good condition Loz.
     
  10. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I'm due to have a new cam belt fitted later this week. Do I need to check which cam belt is being fitted about that its OEM VW?
     
  11. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I have now sent a email to the dealers, asking if they can be more specific about this re call, watch this space...
     
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  12. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Update, this is the reply I had back today. 11/01/2020

    Hi Anthony,


    Sorry has been so busy here!


    I believe there are certain VINs that are affected although we are unable to tell from our end.


    If they do have any concerns they should call their dealer with their reg or chassis and they will be able to tell them if the recall applies to their vehicle.

    Hope this helps...
     
  13. killisickconversions

    killisickconversions Dub Buyer VIP Member

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    Just took a look at mine, it's a Contitech. Booked in for next week, will see what they say about that one.
     
  14. toonaroon

    toonaroon Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Would be interested to know, considering they told me there were only two types fitted ??
     
  15. killisickconversions

    killisickconversions Dub Buyer VIP Member

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    Apparently contitech isn't affected. Will pull the cover off tomorrow to double check as they had the van quite some time.
     
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  16. $immo

    $immo Built not Bought VIP Member T6 Guru

    I have just dropped mine in for a service, the guys at SMG Tonbridge confirmed it's a Gates Timing belt. He even showed me the recall which stated a Gates Toothed Cam Belt.
    Not sure if mine has it, guess I find out when I pick it up :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    I pulled the cover of mine, had a look, but any writing that was on it has gone now. So none the wiser.
     
  18. Dilbert

    Dilbert Just travelling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    What is your model year and engine type? Would be a useful reference.
     
  19. $immo

    $immo Built not Bought VIP Member T6 Guru

    It's not confirmed I have a Gates belt yet, I will post when I collect it along with engine and build etc. :thumbsup:
     
  20. $immo

    $immo Built not Bought VIP Member T6 Guru

    Just had the call, mine did have a Gates cam belt so it's being changed as part of the recall.

    Mine is a 150hp manual Kombi Highline Reg Jan 2017. If that assists anyone. :thumbsup:
     
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