Engine Volkswagen AXA

The 2.0-liter AXA engine or Volkswagen T5 2.0 gasoline was produced from 2003 to 2015 and was installed only on the Transporter minibus, Caravelle and Multivan of the 5th generation. This power unit is considered very reliable, but gives the car mediocre dynamics.

The EA113-2.0 series includes: APK, AQY, AXA, AZJ, AZM, ALT, BSX.


Production years 2003-2015
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Transporter T5 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Caravelle T5 (7H) in 2003 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Multivan T5 (7H) in 2003 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Transporter T5 (7H) in 2003 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW AXA engine

  • This unit is simple and reliable, but gives the minibus mediocre dynamics.
  • The main problems are related to failures of the crankshaft position sensor, coolant temperature sensor and contamination of the idle speed controller.
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belt, as when it breaks, the valves usually bend.
  • The weak points of this motor also include the membrane of the crankcase ventilation system.
  • At a very high mileage, oil consumption is often encountered due to the occurrence of rings.

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