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EA111 1.2 TSI/TFSI Engine Problems and Reliability

The most common issue is a stretched timing chain and timing chain tensioner failure. That can happen on a relatively small mileage - between 40,000-60,000 miles (60,000-100,000 km). The engine produces a lot of vibrations - this is a normal cold engine operation! Also if you live in a cold climate it is important to know what the engine warms up only under a load (turn the key and drive without time for warm up the engine course it takes forever).

The engine required high-quality fuel (95 RON ultra-low sulfur unleaded petrol (ULSP)) and engine oil. The engine reliability also depends on the driving style of owners and how timely maintenance was. The average lifespan of the 1.2 TSI engine is 150,000 miles (250,000 km).