Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail on Volkswagen GTI

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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Average mileage: 115,375 (81,000–189,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
13 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
17 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
when driving fast car cuts out lake of power
2006 Volkswagen GTI90,000
Mass sensor keeps failing even when new one was put in
2001 Volkswagen GTI101,500
My MAF has failed, been replaced and failed again about 4 times now in the last 18 months. The latest idea was that it 3rd party MAFs weren't up to snuff so we're trying the OEM part now.
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Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

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