2015 VW Golf turbocharger wastegate stuck closed- Replace it?
My 2015 Golf has been sitting in the garage quite a bit due to the pandemic, except for a short weekly grocery trip. A few weeks ago, the EPC light randomly turned on as I turned on the car - If I drove for a while, turned it off and then back on, the EPC light would disappear. Recently it seems to have come up more frequently, so finally I decided to bring it to a VW dealer.
Their diagnosis is that the wastegate of the turbocharger is stuck closed and that I would need to replace the entire unit for the convenient price of $3900. I'm thinking of getting a second opinion from another VW dealer.
I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and if you have any suggestions on what to do. Is replacing the entire unit the only solution? Can I still drive the car for short distances?
Thanks in advance