Volkswagen California engine failure - repair or reject?

My Volkswagen California camper van is 10 weeks old and needs a new engine due to the failure of the exhaust gas recycling valve causing coolant to be drawn into the block. How confident can I be with the replacement engine?

Asked on 9 December 2016 by Chris Butler

Answered by Honest John
It a Volkswagen. The 2.0 BITD engine has had a lot of problems. I would reject the vehicle for a full cash refund.
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