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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Volkswagen Golf

1999 Volkswagen Golf

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1999 Volkswagen Golf Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

1999 Volkswagen Golf Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.8L VR6 ENGINES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, ┬┐TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.┬┐ THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE PUBLISHED ON THE LABEL FOR TIRES OF THE SIZE 205/50 R15 86H IS 0.1 BAR (1.45 PSI) TOO LOW. IT SHOULD BE 2.5 BAR (36.3 PSI). THE LABEL RECOMMENDS 2.4 BAR (34.8 PSI = 35 PSI).

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 15, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SOUND ABSORBING MAT ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE OF THE B-PILLAR SIDE TRIM PANEL COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. SURFACE AND EDGES OF THE MAT COULD HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS. IT COULD IGNITE WHEN EXPOSED TO THE EXHAUST GAS OF THE SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER IGNITER IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE FRONT OR SIDE COLLISION.

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Electrical & Lights, April 27, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

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Engine, July 25, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES AND DOUBLE-LAYER FUEL TANKS, TENSION ON THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP SUPPLY NIPPLE TO CRACK WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LEAK.

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1999 Volkswagen Golf Questions and Answers

driver18, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, South San Francisco, CA

the engine dies while im driving, i changed the ECM twice and that didnt seem to work, now the car needs a new fuze almost every 3 blocks

Lanwanman, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Aragon, GA

The Golf recently developed a problem where the flasher/turn indicator occassional just stays on - no blinking or noise. Turning it off and on again sometimes gets it blinking, sometimes doesn...

Romayo1999.5G, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Van Wert, OH

my car just started to do the unusual, the little beep it does after locking the car is going off like it's unlocking and locking right away, before this happpened, driving around and parking ...

mrssmith, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Bozeman, MT

My car shakes pretty violently anytime I am accelerating and get close to the 40mph mark. It seems to be less violent after I exceed 50mph and seems to only happen when I am accelerating. What coul...

khalid kashouty, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, Garden City, NY

first thanks. that problem happen when start engine. car start after several time .hent my battry good spark plug good my engine 1400 4cylinder petrolim (92) help me pls

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1999 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Bought the car used with 120,000 for $3,500. So far I've encountered no problems other than replacing a front wheel bearing(127,000). The transmission is tight and the engine has a lot of life left in it.

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