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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,065 miles

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2001 Volkswagen GTI windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 082005

GTI 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,540 miles

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

Two months ago my passenger side window broke - it was the regulator (cost me $400 +), that got fixed and two weeks ago my driver side window broke, I have not taken it to get fixed until I checked on recalls but I did not locate any. I am sure it is the regulator and will probable cost another $400. Have any others submitted this issue.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 262005

GTI 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Vehicle is in shop for replacement of catalytic converter and mass air flow sensor, both still under warranty because they are emission control. The culprit for the failure seems to be the coil pack has failed. The coil is not covered under warranty as the car now has 43,000 miles and is outside of warranty, cost is about $800. The coil pack failed and was replaced at 19,000 miles under warranty. Was told by dealer to expect to replace the coil about every 2 years. In addition had the drivers window clips fail twice and the window fell into the door, horn shorted 3 seperate times, the dealer finally replaced the relay the 3rd time it came in and that corrected it.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #7

Nov 082003

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,023 miles
While driving 2001 volkswangen Gti right side passenger window suddenly dropped into inside door panel without notice. This almost caused loss of vehicle control and it could have caused an accident.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 082003

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,023 miles

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

While driving 2001 volkswangen Gti right side passenger's window dropped into inside door panel without notice. This almost caused loss of vehicle control, and it could have caused an accident.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #5

Aug 102002

GTI

  • miles
While driving and with no warning electric two front windows will fall into window seal, and will be hard to get back up. Dealer notified.

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

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problem #4

Jun 012002

GTI Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, power window on driver's side fell down into the window seal with no warning. Consumer has tried contacting the dealer for the parts on several occasions. After six attempts, the dealer called consumer to inform that the parts had come in. The defective parts were replaced on August 21, 2002.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #3

Aug 032002

GTI

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

May 122002

GTI

  • miles
Window regulator failed, window dropped in door panel.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001

GTI

  • miles
This is the second time that my passenger window has fallen into the door. Please could you put pressure to bear on Volkswagen to rectify this annoying and potentially dangerous problem.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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