2005 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volkswagen GTI

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.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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While driving from work,entering a curve at 40,i dropped it into third and hit the gas.The car hesitated momentarily,then it sputtered and had a significant power loss,asr light also came on,turbo whistles and has some power but it boggs down when i try to push it.

I noticed after I had signed the title for this car and driving away that the door light was turning on but every thing was shut tight. I'm not to worried about the dome light cause it can be turned off manually but have to turn the radio up to drown out the warning sound. Where is it located...

I was curious about how to do this on my own. What types of fluids are required?

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I like driving the Volkswagen GTI, the Tiptronic Automatic Transmission is fun to drive. Nice interior, great response, good brakes. Something to be careful of is that you better replace the engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles to keep the engine in good condition. Easy to park in San Francisco. The 4-Cyl. 1.8L Turbo is a gas saver 24-31 MPG.

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