Due to the breakdown of the throw out bearing, premature clutch failure is common.
Problems for specific Volkswagen models:
Car problem reports
Problem with your car? See what our experts say or submit your own.
Repairpal verified Volkswagen problems
Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.
Valve cover oil leaks are common on the 2.8L engines.
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
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.
Ask a Question
More about this car