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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Volkswagen GTI

1996 Volkswagen GTI

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1996 Volkswagen GTI 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.

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.

Engine -- Verified

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

1996 Volkswagen GTI Questions and Answers

tonyz78, 1996 Volkswagen GTI, Minneapolis, MN

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

sfencinas, 1996 Volkswagen GTI, Tucson, AZ

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 t...

trucutu22, 1996 Volkswagen GTI, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Laurel, MD

I have check for loose hoses and wires ?

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1996 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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

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