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VW Coil Failure

What Is A VW Coil Failure, and Should You Be Concerned?

VW Coil Failure-It’s Stall The Rage!

What is an Ignition Coil?

The ignition coil is the component of your engine that supplies the electricity to the spark plugs for them to fire and ignite the fuel and oxygen which drives your engine. It’s a small electrical transformer meant to take the low voltage power from the car’s battery and crank it up to the required 15,000 to 20,000 volts to power the spark plugs. Each spark plug has its own ignition coil connected with wires or physical contact. While Volkswagen has a reputation for building reliable vehicles, some models have exhibited problems with ignition coils over the years. Suppose you notice any of the symptoms noted below in your Volkswagen. In that case, you should take it to a certified Volkswagen repair shop like Rocco’s European Garage in Atlanta, GA.

Symptoms of a Faulty or Failing Ignition Coil

One of the first things you’re likely to notice if you have a faulty or failing ignition coil is your vehicle will backfire. A backfire results from unburned fuel from the combustion chamber exiting through the exhaust system. You’ll likely see black smoke from your exhaust and smell the gasoline in that smoke if the backfire results from faulty ignition coils. Failure to repair this issue as soon as possible can result in expensive and time-consuming repairs. Faulty and failing ignition coils can cause reduced fuel efficiency. Because the engine is not burning all the fuel released into the combustion chamber, the vehicle will consume more to keep your vehicle moving. You may also notice engine misfires with failing ignition coils. Since each spark plug has its own ignition coil, if one has failed, you’ll hear the skip in the engine’s cycles as the failed ignition coil doesn’t spark the plug it’s connected to.

Bring Your VW to Rocco’s European Garage

Whether you’re having trouble with your ignition coils, or need an oil change, the Volkswagen repair experts at Rocco’s European Garage in Atlanta, GA (West Midtown), are here to help you get your Volkswagen in top running shape. They will help you set up and maintain a maintenance schedule to assist in catching problems with your vehicle early and can handle any repairs your Volkswagen might need. Give them a call today to make an appointment for an engine inspection and diagnostic if you’re experiencing any of the issues mentioned here, or stop by the West Midtown shop to speak with our certified technicians and knowledgeable customer service advisors in person.

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