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About Volkswagen Fox

As a variant of the Volkswagen Gol in North American market, Volkswagen Fox was built by a subsidiary arm of famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Group called Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda between 1987 and 1993 as an entry-level subcompact. Originally introduced as the first-generation Volkswagen Gol in North America, Fox was intended to provide Volkswagen dealers with a competitor to the them very successful Hyundai Excel and Yugo low-price cars. Competing against the Ford Escort, Chevrolet Cavalier and Hyundai Elantra, Fox was discontinued after the 1993 model year.
Volkswagen Fox made its debut in February 1987 as a 1987 model and was offered in three body styles, 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan and 2-door wagon. Over the course of Fox's history, it came in trim levels including Base, GL, GTS, GLS, GL Sport, Polo and a Wolfsburg Edition in succession. featured Bosch CIS-E type Jetronic electro-mechanical fuel injection, using an oxygen sensor to assist in fuel management, Fox received a facelift with revised grille, headlights, turn lights, badges and hubcaps as well as reduction of towing hook from four to two. During its lifetime, Volkswagen Fox was powered by a 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 81 horsepower and 93 lb-ft of torque, and this engine sent power through a 5-speed manual transmission to the front wheels.

Volkswagen Fox Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As being available at the same period when the Passat, Jetta, Golf are booming, Volkswagen Fox became a history very quickly. And even though you still own a Fox, these common problems on it deserve your full attention:
First, leaking fuel and won't start are what Volkswagen Fox owners complain most during driving. If you are a driver with some knowledge about working principle of automobiles, then you must know it is the engine that should be blamed. Considering once the engine goes wrong it could lead to many horrible consequences, you need to bear these typical symptoms of engine failure provided by professional Fox repairmen. This issue often manifests as strange sounds from engine, burning oil smell in compartment and grey smoke from exhaust pipe. Gradually, the engine will perform worse so that it could misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues including hard starting and inability to start. Before the vehicle breaks down completely, you will also notice a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. All these could be attributed to the Fox spark plug, oil filter, exhaust manifold gasket, engine mount, oil filter, air filter and fuel pump.
Second, for some Volkswagen Fox drivers, suspension failure is also a headache since it seems to arise out of the blue. Worse situation is that it could bring fatal consequences and even cause horrible accidents. In fact, for most Fox owners who do not have any knowledge background about working principle of automobiles, this issue is bad enough. But for you, these typical symptoms of it may be helpful. At first, you may hear clunking or grinding noses from underneath the vehicle, never overlook them and even take them as rock rubbing the tire; then the tire wear becomes uneven and excessive, vehicle tends to tilt to one side; finally, you will find hard to control the vehicle due to intense car vibration, unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. To avoid above symptoms, you need to keep the Fox wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, coil springs and coil spring insulator in order always.
To make sure your Volkswagen Fox's prime condition, you need to perform routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts. Some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Therefore, you are advised to maintain the Fox seat belt, door handle, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter routinely for a safe and comfortable ride.
In order to extend your Volkswagen Fox's life expectancy, you should choose OEM Volkswagen Fox auto parts as the first option for parts replacements. Not to mention that VWPartsPrime.com owns a wide range of lowest-priced manufacturer-warrantied genuine Volkswagen Fox auto parts online. All OEM Fox parts from here are guaranteed to be in high quality, reliability and durability, and they are also favored by hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service, you can shop now with confidence and have a best-shaped Fox in the shortest time!