2008 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen GTI

2008 Volkswagen GTI Problems

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.

High 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.

Check Engine Light due to throttle body fault codes

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to throttle valve related fault codes. The repair is to replace the appropriate connectors, if the problem persists the throttle body should be replaced.

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Recalls

Volkswagen Recalls Certain 2006–2010 Models Due to a Possible Fuel Leak

Volkswagen is recalling certain 2007–2009 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagon, Golf, and Rabbit, as well as 2006–2010 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles equipped with a 2.5L gasoline engine due to a possibly damaged fuel supply line. Under hood fasteners may chafe against the fuel supply line, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will perform vehicle-appropriate inspections and repairs in order to protect the fuel supply line from chafing damage.

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

I recently purchased a 2008 GTI and could not be any happier with its performance. Decent fuel effeciency is not sacrificed by having a turbocharged engine. I can get where I need to go both quickly and economically. Of course, it is also a good-looking car, with many standard features lacking on comparable vehicles. Anyone who wants a smooth, sexy ride that is fast and fun, yet still quite uti...
My husband bought this car because everyone ranked it as a best buy...but we have been really disappointed with this car. From poor VW dealership/parts shops. To the VW policy that they are okay with the GTI burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles!? VW has also been delaying the release of a new diagonostic reader to tell if the engine is running properly. (We've been asking our local dealershi...
I love it! Everything is perfect from the back windshield wiper going on when it detects water when you back up to everything! lol

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