Close

1994 Volkswagen Golf Problems

Find the most common issues based on 1994 Volkswagen Golf owner complaints.
Tap theto learn more about the most common 1994 Volkswagen Golf problems.

Most Common 1994 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.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Common 1994 Volkswagen Golf Repair Estimates

Looking for a particular 1994 Volkswagen Golf problem?

0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Brakes Problems

2 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Drive Train 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.

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Electrical & Lights Problem

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...

6 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Engine Problems

An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

2 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Miscellaneous Problem

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Suspension & Steering Problems

13
Known 1994 Volkswagen Golf Problems & Complaints

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
An engine coolant leak may develop, most commonly from the water pump. The valve cover gasket is also prone to leaking engine oil.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Researching a 1994 Volkswagen Golf?
Get maintenance costs, reviews, recalls and more.