Volkswagen GTI Problem Report

Volkswagen GTI Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure

(7 reports)

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

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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