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P2181 Diagnostic Trouble Code Discussion for October 2008

Cooling System Performance

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Trouble Ticket Help Requests for DTC P2181
Help Request Posted
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
P2181: cooling system performance. we have done alot of work on this vehicle. customer told us that the coolant code (see below) has caused the light several times in the past and that she has had it at the dealer before. she can't remember what all they have done but says the light always come...
October 13, 2008
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M03
P2181: cooling system performance. This Jetta will set a code P2181 within a day or two of driving. As far as we know it has never been overheated. It runs ok otherwise. Heater and cooling system appear to work normally. Driving with scan tool and monitoring engine temp it does take awhile to c...
October 31, 2008