Independent VW Specialists Exeter

Offering a comprehensive range of VW Transporter services for T4,T5 and T6.

AWS Auto Services can assist with servicing, modification, repairs, tuning, split charging systems, and just about anything else you need for your Volkswagen van or campervan, including engine rebuilds, TDI engine conversions, and tuning.

We provide a genuine alternative to dealer servicing and repairs, and we are confident that we can beat any other garage in the area on cost

Our Trust My Garage approved garage accreditation is a badge of excellence. We promise the highest levels of service as members of the respected Institute of the Motor Industry.

VW Transporter T4 Common Problems.


If your tires are wearing unevenly, it might be due to a variety of things, or a combination of them! If the van has been lowered, this may have thrown off the steering geometry, which should be confirmed by a four-wheel alignment check. Another factor to consider is worn suspension bushes. On bumpy roads, knocks or clunks are frequently caused by worn bottom or top ball joints, drop links, or anti-roll bar bushes.


While the T4 has no serious known issues, a routine brake inspection of the hydraulic pipes and hoses, brake pads, brake discs, and other components should ensure everything is in good shape. If the van pulls to one side or the other when driving, it may be an indication that maintenance is needed.

The rear hand-brake cables can accumulate water over time and freeze up in really cold weather, making your hand-brake seem stuck on!! This can be fixed by replacing the rear hand brake cables. However, the front hand brake wire might deteriorate and fray/snap over time and should be changed as needed.

The only other point worth mentioning is that the brake Vac pumps (2.5 TDI) can wear out, resulting in a troubling tapping/knocking sound from the engine. 

(*TIP* To test, simply depress the brake pedal and listen for the noise to subside; if it does, that’s a good indication you’ll need a new brake Vac pump.)

Instrument Cluster

Oil light beeping and flashing. Although this might be an alarming light to have flashing on your T4, don’t panic. This problem is frequently caused by a faulty alternator or wiring (blue wire). Low and high engine speeds (worked out from the alternator) and low and high oil pressure sensors on the engine make up the oil pressure warning system, which is pretty temperamental.

AWS Auto Services is more than just a garage; we are the specialists in Exeter for all your vehicle service and repair requirements, no matter what kind of car or van you have!