I think VW uses steel syncro, which need special fluid or they 'wear down' fast.
Well it's been parked sinse it arrived in the US. heh
You can check soot level with VCDS.
Changed fuel and air filter?
Check pump timing?
Looks as though your upside down on that vehicle. Also consider that your near major maintenance (TB,Clutch?,WP).
Are your the original owner?
Car without DEF or CANBUS probably will not be able to be fixed.
Not going for the recall?
Get stage 2 for extra exhaust.
Remove and inspect;
But 250k on a turbo is a good.
Replace actuator and turbo (if needed)
But I would...
The blower would not just act off in reverse. It's the fume protection flap servo (the fresh air vent). Try closing (recycle air) it first then put...
It's up to whatever the court says. VW has little to no say. If your car could pass a state safety inspection (without radio) , then they have to...
Easy fix and probably need one if it is over 5 YO.
BATTERY! is more than likely.
Sounds like the fresh air vent trying to close so it does not suck in fumes when reversing...
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