Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen Cabrio

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.

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Average mileage: 190,000 (150,000–230,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
12 people reported this problem
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio- 2.0L 4 Cylinder230,000
Over the last 100,000 miles I've probably gone thru 3 or 4 water pumps. What's up with that?
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