Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail on Volkswagen Jetta

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 110,500 (56,000–150,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
5 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2010
13 people reported this problem
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My car was in the dealership 3 times before they fixed it. Changed the MAP sensor twice, and finally found the leak in the air intake and was leaking onto the engine. Valve gasket had to be changed. Spent over $2,000.00 before they finally got it right.
Check engine light came on - read the code and it said it was the mass airflow sensor so I replaced the part. Overall it was a pretty easy part to replace.