1996 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

Coolant and Oil Leaks

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

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 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

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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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