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1995 Volkswagen GTI Problems

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Most Common 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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0 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI Brakes Problems

2 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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...

5 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI Engine Problems

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
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.

2 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

1 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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 1995 Volkswagen GTI Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI 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 1995 Volkswagen GTI Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1995 Volkswagen GTI Problems & Complaints

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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.
A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure...
Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
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.
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...
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