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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Problems

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Most Common 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Problems

Leaking cylinder head O-rings and/or porous cylinder heads can cause coolant loss and engine overheating. A porous cylinder will require replacement.
Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
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0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Brakes Problems

2 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Drive Train Problems

Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Electrical & Lights Problems

2 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Engine Problems

Leaking cylinder head O-rings and/or porous cylinder heads can cause coolant loss and engine overheating. A porous cylinder will require replacement.
Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

1 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Air flow, oxygen, and coolant sensor failure is common.

0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Problems & Complaints

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Air flow, oxygen, and coolant sensor failure is common.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.
Leaking cylinder head O-rings and/or porous cylinder heads can cause coolant loss and engine overheating. A porous cylinder will require replacement.
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