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Volkswagen Golf Problems

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Most Common Volkswagen Golf Problems

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 engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller.
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1 Known Volkswagen Golf Brake Problem

3 Known Volkswagen Golf Drive Train Problems

4 Known Volkswagen Golf Electrical & Lights Problems

13 Known Volkswagen Golf Engine Problems

9 Known Volkswagen Golf Exhaust & Emissions Problems

2 Known Volkswagen Golf Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

2 Known Volkswagen Golf Miscellaneous Problems

34 Known Volkswagen Golf Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Volkswagen Golf years 1998, 2003, and 2002 are the most likely to experience problems.

1998 Volkswagen Golf
2003 Volkswagen Golf
2002 Volkswagen Golf
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