Volkswagen Golf Problem Reports

Most Reported Volkswagen Golf Problem Reports

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Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

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

To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.

Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.

To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

Head gasket failure is common on higher mileage vehicles.

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.