Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Volkswagen GTI

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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Average mileage: 149,000 (111,000–187,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L VR6
10 model years affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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