Steering rack leaking fluid

LittleJeff

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Hi all, just got back from my local garage having popped in to see if they could look at a strange whining noise coming from the engine bay, I am not at all technical with vehicles. I am told now that the steering rack is leaking fluid after only 28,000 miles! This seems very low mileage for a major component to fail. Vehicle is one month out of warranty, presuming it is 3 years, but I have been advised by the garage to take it up with VW directly as this should not have happened. Can anyone offer any advice please? Van is used as a daily drive by my wife, mostly, never carries anything like the load it can, T32 high line and is in modified apart from some different wheels and tyres.
 

Dellmassive

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whats the van spec and year?

28k is low for 3years old, so they may do it under warranty - has it been dealer serviced from new?

take it to VW for be looked and try for a FOC warranty repair.

if they refuse FOC, they may offer you 50%/50% as a good will gesture.

then all VW warranty/parts come with 2yrs warranty.
 

Loz

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I had mine done under warranty, but check the gators on the ends are perfect without splits otherwise they will decline it.
make sure you mention its started a few months ago whilst still in warranty, you have been trying to get an appointment but this was the first you could get!
BTW its a £1200 job for new rack and pump.
 
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