1996 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Volkswagen GTI Problems

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.

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

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

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

See More Problems (12)

1996 Volkswagen GTI Questions

battery stays running (1 answer)

1.when I turn the engine off, the "battery running" buzzing sound stay on, even when the key is out of the ignition. What could be malfunctioning? 2. My right running lamp stays on when the car is off, with (Q.1)and will drain the battery, so I have to disconnect the battery terminal, h...

oil pressure issue (1 answer)

losses oil pressure dramatically when it gets hot. does not leak

See More Questions (4)

1996 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

this 1996 gti is great i had no really problem,maintance is key

See More Reviews (1)