Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen Golf

The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. 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: 125,047 (66,000–211,552)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
25 people reported this problem
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2006 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 113,702 mi,
Engine overheats, replaced thermostat and engine coolant sensor, new G12 fluid. Drove around the block a few times, still overheating. Got back home, upper radiator hose is hot, lower hose is cold. No visible leaks, coolant level is right on the marks.
1995 Volkswagen Golf - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 133,000 mi,
Overheating in the interior of the vehicle & oil splash on the inside of the bonnet. Temperature guage light starts flashing. Please Help!!!!!
1998 Volkswagen Golf - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 82,000 mi,
Sometimes car won't warm up in cold weather, or the heat will be on full blast and suddenly the blown air will become cold. Technician said there was an issue with the water pump, and recommended replacing the water pump, thermostat, flushing the coolant and the timing belt. Said there was a package including labor for $1000 to replace those items.
1999 Volkswagen Golf - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 211,552 mi,
It raises up to 70 while ac is on,when ac is off it's higher than 70 temperature
1995 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 91,243 mi,
the impeller for the water pump was made of plastic and desintegrated inside the pump
1998 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 180,000 mi,
Car suddenly started leaking coolant, overheating occured, and I lost power steering. Taking it to a shop to have it fixed as it's too cold and I lack tools to do it at home.
2001 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 97,000 mi,
I just purchased the car from a little auto sales place, and now have to replace the radiator fan and water pump which is expecting about $600-$1000 of costs. Replaced the thermostat in a number one attempt but really it's issues with the water pump.
1999 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 125,981 mi,
OVER THE WEEKEND THE ENGINE STARTED TO OVERHEAT