Check Engine Light With no Drivablity Issue on Volkswagen GTI

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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Average mileage: 73,471 (20,100–151,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
14 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
27 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2011 Volkswagen GTI20,100
Just hit 20,000 and car was sluggish then the check engine light came on. One week left on factory warranty dealership replaced fuel pump and manifold major carbon buildup.
2006 Volkswagen GTI100,500
Check Engine light returned fault code for Fuel System. Replaced gas cap initially, but Check Engine light went on again. Smoke test found leak from fuel vent valve, which is part of leak detection pump. So replaced leak detection pump, but Check Engine light in on again after a few days.
2011 Volkswagen GTI64,000
In the shop now...under warranty...except now they say I need a waterpump....dealerships are not to be trusted...still waiting to speak with the service manager.
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