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Volkswagen GTI Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure

Volkswagen GTI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2010

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 91,000 mi (22,000 mi - 160,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 160,000 mi

    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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