Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Volkswagen GTI
1998 Volkswagen GTI
1998 Volkswagen GTI Problems
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.
1998 Volkswagen GTI Questions and Answers
How much should it cost to have the ignition switch replaced on a 98 GTI?
Temp rises at red lights, fan wont come on.
I have a 98 VW GTI VR6 that I just bought. Had it for a little over a month now with no issues. Today I tried to start the car and noticed that the door chime sounded even when the key was not in ...
Is there a sensor that shuts engine off as a safety feature? Car runs great until it gets warm then just cuts out like it is not getting fuel. Fan does not come on then. Sometimes it will restart r...