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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2001 Volkswagen GTI fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 142005

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

The engine will buck or stall and then completely shut down. This happened at all speeds and even at an idle. Has been to the dealer 4 times. The dealer cannot find the cause of the problem. Vehicle has been diagnostically tested. Also, fuel injection wa scleaned. At another trip to the dealer, and they replaced the fuel pump and filter, and did another diagnostic test. Currently, the vehicle is in the dealership for the same reason awaiting repairs. Contacted the manufacturer, an area representative came to inspect the vehicle, no information on his findings.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042003

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,000 miles
My blinkers stopped working in August 2002. Dealer repaired under warranty. January 2003 check engine light came on. Car off warranty; turbo cut off valve replaced and coolant temp sensor. Check engine light came on a couple weeks later. Took Gti to dealer again. Dealer replaced the fuel pump relay. Now, 3 days later the check engine light came on again.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152000

GTI

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Air bag sensor light stayed on. Vehicle been into dealer on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. The fog light burn out while the vehicle was new. Also, the interior lights were defective. Check engine light comes on repeatdly and fuse panel replaced. Fuel pump relay replaced.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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