2003 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen GTI
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2003 Volkswagen GTI ProblemsHigh 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.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.