1996 Volkswagen Golf Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Golf

1996 Volkswagen Golf Problems

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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1996 Volkswagen Golf Recalls

Recall 98V160000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.

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1996 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

my golf hss 202,000 miles on it and the engine still runs strong the only problem with it is the brake switch breaks other then that it is a great car

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