Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen GTI

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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Average mileage: 50,000 (50,000–50,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2012
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problem details
2012 Volkswagen GTI 50,000 mi,
Waterpump died, engine overheated. Replaced waterpump and radiator under warranty. Then got rid of the car.