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2008 Volkswagen Eos Base 2dr Conv 2.0T Man Turbo

2008 Volkswagen Eos
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Convertible, Subcompact
21 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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February 24, 2013, 4:29 pm

Graesson B

Question: transmission fluid for a 2008 Volkswagen EOS

how can I tell if my newly purchased used 2008 eos needs a transmission fluid change it has 58,000 miles on it

February 25, 2013, 3:55 pm

Elizabeth K

Usual maintenance recommendation is every 30k (you can check the 'your service schedule' link on this site to see if that is correct for your vehicle), so you're likely due for one now. Or you can have a mechanic check your fluid, they should be able to tell if has been done recently.

But if I just bought a car, unless the fluid is new looking, I would have it done now and be on the safe side.

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February 25, 2013, 5:03 pm

Graesson B

Thanks Elizabeth. Followed up on the vehicle myself. It is a sealed system. You cannot check the fluid by dipstick. the service interval is every 40,000 miles and using the VIN, I was able to determine where and when the previous owner had the service done. Thankfully it was a 1 owner car and he was very meticulous. He had it done right at 40,000 miles. The Volkswagen service tech also advised that for this model the automatic transmission fluid is changed using some sort of computer system. Definitely sounds like something I'm not going to be taking to Jiffy Lube anytime soon.

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February 25, 2013, 8:24 pm

Elizabeth K

Thanks for the followup.

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