Volkswagen GTI Problem Report

Volkswagen GTI Coolant and Oil Leaks

(13 reports)

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

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. -
Old was plastic housing, new is metal -
Coolant leak. Dealer diagnosed as faulty water pump. -
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losses oil pressure dramatically when it gets hot. does not leak