Coolant and Oil Leaks on Volkswagen GTI

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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Average mileage: 52,275 (12,000–120,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
18 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2013 Volkswagen GTI40,700
Coolant leak, Dealer diagnosed water pump failure.
2013 Volkswagen GTI16,000
Low coolant light came on, and found that almost all coolant had leaked out of reservoir. Diagnosed as a faulty water pump, and was replaced under warranty by VW dealer.
2013 Volkswagen GTI- 2.0L 4 Cylinder12,000
Old was plastic housing, new is metal
2009 Volkswagen GTI- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo39,000
Coolant leak. Dealer diagnosed as faulty water pump.
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