Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure on Volkswagen GTI

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

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Average mileage: 91,000 (22,000–160,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 2010
7 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
1997 Volkswagen GTI- 2.0L 4 Cylinder160,000
Car start but initially rough after a week of no driving. Surges just after shifting into higher gears with gas pedal depressed and going uphills is a challenge. Once car is warmed up or has been driving for 20 minutes all problems go away (except check engine light)
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