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Most reported Volkswagen problems

 

Verified for the Volkswagen Cabrio

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

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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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Eos

2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. Our technicians tell us that whenever the high pressure fuel pump is replaced the camshaft and the follower should be checked for wear. The camshaft lobe pushes on the follower to operate the high pressure fuel pump. Frequent oil changes and use of synthetic oil may help with this wear issue.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

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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Verified for the Volkswagen Golf TDI

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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Reported by 2009 Jetta and 22 others for the Volkswagen Jetta

Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.

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Verified for the Volkswagen GTI

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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