2005 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

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

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2005 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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2005 Volkswagen GTI Questions

this is an automatic transmission 190000 miies (1 answer)

Some times skip the third gear only the third gear. Most of the time during lunch time, but if I drive on low rpm shifts fine.Also when skips the third gear the checking engine light turn on , and then after i drive the car for 20 or 25 minutes it turn of

Is my turbo compressor blown? (1 answer)

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.

Door switch. (1 answer)

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...

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2005 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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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