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
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2013 Volkswagen GTI 40,700 mi,
Coolant leak, Dealer diagnosed water pump failure.
2013 Volkswagen GTI 16,000 mi,
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 Cylinder 12,000 mi,
Old was plastic housing, new is metal
2009 Volkswagen GTI - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 39,000 mi,
Coolant leak. Dealer diagnosed as faulty water pump.