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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,150.00
Average Mileage:
159,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace/rebuild transmission (1 reports)
  2. replace/rebuild transmission second time (1 reports)
1997 Volkswagen GTI transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 302009

GTI 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 162,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had to replace a second time! The reverse gear in these rigs are very touchy. BAD TRANSMISSION!

- , Arlington, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262009

GTI 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 157,000 miles

This was a huge bill to pay. This was due to the reverse gear defect. CHECK THOROUGHLY PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

- , Arlington, WA, USA

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