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About Volkswagen Rabbit

Also known as the Golf in Europe and the Caribe in Mexico, Volkswagen Rabbit made its first appearance in Canada and the United States in 1975 but has been officially built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, between 2006 and 2009 as a compact car. Originally introduced as the first-generation Golf in North American market, Rabbit was also seen as the successor to the Beetle in America. Competing against the Suzuki SX4, Toyota Matrix, and Chevrolet Cobalt, Rabbit return to Golf moniker after the 2009 model year after being manufactured for only one generation.
Volkswagen Rabbit made its debut for the 2006 model year, replacing the Golf in United States and Canada. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door and 4-door hatchback and came in two trim levels: Base and S. Equipped with standard air-conditioning, full power accessories and optional heated front seats, a fold-down rear armrest and an upgraded stereo, Volkswagen Rabbit was powered by a 2.5 L inline 5-cylinder engine rated at 150 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, which was upgraded to 170 hp for 2008. And this engine sent power through either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.

Volkswagen Rabbit Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Offering high-quality cabin, comfortable ride and competent handling dynamics, Volkswagen Rabbit is truly a well-rounded and practical economy car. But until now, the youngest Rabbit will be over eight years old, you should be careful about these common problems on it:
First, engine failure seems to be an unavoidable problem for any old model, including Volkswagen Rabbit. And most drivers know that once the engine has something wrong, the vehicle must be on the verge of breaking down. Therefore, these recognizable and simple symptoms of engine failure collected from experienced Rabbit owners are hoped to be helpful in solving it as soon as possible. This problem often starts with strange sounds from the engine such as whining, squealing or rattling, burning oil smell in the compartment and grey smoke from the exhaust pipe; gradually, the engine performance reduces so that it may misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issue; finally, the vehicle will also lose power when acceleration and have poor fuel economy. The illuminated Check Engine Light is the last obvious sign for you to inspect the Rabbit spark plug, fuel pump, engine mount, oil filter, air filter, exhaust manifold gasket and timing belt tensioner.
Second, for Volkswagen Rabbit drivers, braking failure is another horrible issue since it could put occupants' lives at stake. Every driver knows the significance of a well-functioning braking system as anything wrong on it could bring fatal consequences. Some professional Rabbit repairmen said that once you could hear noisy sounds when depressing the brakes, and the brakes respond poorly, the brake pedal pulsates, parking brake could not hold the vehicle properly, the rear brakes are locked up, especially on the wet surfaces; even both the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light come on, you are advised to inspect if the Rabbit ABS module, brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable are in order or not.
However, a best-shaped Volkswagen Rabbit is not that easy to sustain as some auto parts on it are bound to be vulnerable due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Rabbit windshield wiper and wiper blade are often made of soft rubber but work always under adverse weather conditions, they should be replaced every six to twelve months. Other parts such as seat belt, fog light, headlight, antenna, door lock actuator and cabin air filter should be put on routine maintenance list as well if you want to enjoy a safe and comfortable driving experience.
In order to extend your Volkswagen Rabbit's life expectancy effectively, you need to take OEM Volkswagen Rabbit auto parts as the only option for parts replacements. Not to mention that VWPartsPrime.com carries a broad selection of lowest-priced genuine Volkswagen Rabbit auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty. All these OEM Rabbit parts are guaranteed to be in high quality, reliable and durable, you even could return them if you have any dissatisfaction about them after receiving them at the fastest delivery speed. order now with confidence and you can get your Rabbit back to prime condition in the shortest time!