One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
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2001 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
2001 Volkswagen Golf TDI Questions and Answers
have a tdi automatic golf. Timing Belt needs replacing. what is ave cost to do this repair?
2001 Volkswagen Golf TDI Reviews
Excellent handeling, great economy and decent power for a 90hp deisel engine. Repairs though over the last ten years, I would say are higher than average and more maintenance than a gas car. This car was originally recommended by Consumer's Reports but with all the problems it was later put on the not recommended list. I have to admit that the first three years had many problems but wer taken care of by the dealer. After these were taken care of the care has had it's regular worn out parts and maintenance is about average. Still driving with the original clutch and I do a lot of city driving. Great transmission.