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
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2001 Volkswagen GTI 101,500 mi,
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
2006 Volkswagen GTI 90,000 mi,
Mass sensor keeps failing even when new one was put in