Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure on Volkswagen GTI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 74,666 (22,000–160,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 2010
10 people reported this problem
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Replaced. Spent 800+ $. Now VW has a recall but I need it replaced again now at 100000 miles
Car start but initially rough after a week of no driving. Surges just after shifting into higher gears with gas pedal depressed and going uphills is a challenge. Once car is warmed up or has been driving for 20 minutes all problems go away (except check engine light)