2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem Reports

Most Reported 2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem Reports

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Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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

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

The glove box hinges (made of plastic) on our 2000 Golf TDI have failed three times in the 10 years we have owned the car.

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.