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VW Polo's air filter box assembled wrongly after service

After the service, I came back to office and while leaving in the evening, when I started the car, it sounded unusual.

BHPian TSI47 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I am utterly anxious and starting this thread to share a disappointing event which happened today. I got the 6th month service done of my Polo 1.0 TSI MT today. Initially I was satisfied with the service done and shared the same with photos on the Polo TSI review's thread which can be viewed here.

After the service, I came back to office and while leaving in the evening, when I started the car, it sounded unusual. I did deduce that something was not right. I opened the bonnet and to my horror, noticed that the air intake pipe that is present at the end of the air box was not inserted into the intake pipe of the engine and was resting loosely over it.

I couldn't insert it and called VW's service centre manager to report the issue. He sent 2 persons in with a RSA vehicle and they came in an hour and fixed the pipe.

My area of concern is that I drove the car from the service centre to my office which is approximately 6 km with that open intake as I had no idea it was in that state. I am worried that dust may have entered the engine and will it cause further issues? What should be my plan of action please suggest. Or should I just let it be like that?

Here's what BHPian Samba had to say on the matter:

Do not worry. Nothing will happen. Volkswagen cars are generally sensitive. If anything goes wrong you will get a 'check engine light' warning. Unless you get it, do not bother. In case it comes up, you can get the MAF sensor cleaned.

Here's what BHPian Kosfactor had to say on the matter:

The distance traveled without airbox connected is small enough to ignore. You should really worry about the remaining work which they claim to have done. Clearly there was no QC or road test done before handing the vehicle back to you.

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