Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen GTI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 50,000 (50,000–50,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2012
7 people reported this problem
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Waterpump died, engine overheated. Replaced waterpump and radiator under warranty.
Then got rid of the car.