Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen Cabrio

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 196,666 (150,000–230,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
13 people reported this problem
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Over the last 100,000 miles I've probably gone thru 3 or 4 water pumps. What's up with that?