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Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Volkswagen GTI

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Volkswagen GTI is between $684 and $836 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Volkswagen Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1991 Volkswagen GTI
Clutch Replacement
$568 - $963
1991 Volkswagen GTI Engine: 1.8L 4 Cylinder
Timing Belt Replacement
$388 - $546
1997 Volkswagen GTI Engine: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Water Pump Replacement
$332 - $636
2003 Volkswagen GTI Service Detail: Front, One
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$80 - $244
2007 Volkswagen GTI Location: Rear
Brake Pad Replacement
$152 - $303
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Volkswagen GTI
$
877
to $
2,347
Volkswagen GTI
$
265
to $
1,078
Volkswagen GTI
$
403
to $
1,256
Volkswagen GTI
$
122
to $
532
Volkswagen GTI
$
156
to $
372

Volkswagen GTI Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Check Engine Light With no Drivablity Issue

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

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Volkswagen GTI Questions

EPC light is on. car runs. no throttle. (1 answer)

EPC light came on and the throttle no longer works. The o2 senser wire draged on the ground and got frayed. i'm not sure if that coused the problem or not. i replaced the gas pedal assembly and that did not fix the problem.

this is an automatic transmission 190000 miies (1 answer)

Some times skip the third gear only the third gear. Most of the time during lunch time, but if I drive on low rpm shifts fine.Also when skips the third gear the checking engine light turn on , and then after i drive the car for 20 or 25 minutes it turn of

Need jump start for battery (1 answer)

Dead battery

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Volkswagen GTI Recalls

Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Stability Control Fails

The anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control may fail to activate when needed due to a failure of the control unit that operates the systems. Dealers will update the anti-lock brake system control module software to perform a diagnostic test, and will replace units that fail this test free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Leaks Into And Out From Evaporative Emissions System

Fuel may leak from the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions charcoal canister filter element, and then externally. Dealers will replace the suction pump inside the fuel tank free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Power Assist Failure

The brake power assist function may fail due to failure of the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump. Dealers will repair affected vehicles free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) to resolve the concern.

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Volkswagen GTI Reviews

I recently purchased a 2008 GTI and could not be any happier with its performance. Decent fuel effeciency is not sacrificed by having a turbocharged engine. I can get where I need to go both quickly and economically. Of course, it is also a good-looking car, with many standard features lacking on comparable vehicles. Anyone who wants a smooth, sexy ride that is fast and fun, yet still quite uti...
I bought this car when it was three years old. The first two years it was low maintenance but then things started go wrong. I'm not sure if dumping $5000 into a car in 5 years would be considered excessive but it is likely more than all the other cars I've owned in 36 years put together. The brakes had to be done at 35,000 miles, which might be quite early. They also scared me that year when th...
Interior: Front seat (drivers) bolsters to high (causing wear), back seat ash tray from center console came out, many plastic switch parts had paint chip off (even though car is not parked in sun). At base of front buckets seats, electric access panels have never stayed in place. Brakes - excellent - original at 60K Electric and lights - Fair - brake bulks don't last long and a pain to g...

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