1995 Volkswagen GTI Problem Reports

Most Reported 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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.

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

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

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

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

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.