2008 Volkswagen GTI Problem Reports

Most Reported 2008 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.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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.

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 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.

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

Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

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

Condensation in the heater case may cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

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.

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.

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

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to throttle valve related fault codes. The repair is to replace the appropriate connectors, if the problem persists the throttle body should be replaced.