Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail on Volkswagen GTI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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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
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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.
when driving fast car cuts out lake of power
Mass sensor keeps failing even when new one was put in