2012 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Volkswagen GTI
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2012 Volkswagen GTI ProblemsIgnition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
2012 Volkswagen GTI RecallsDrivers Side Air Bag Does Not Function In Crash
The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.