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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,609 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Volkswagen GTI engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 292008


  • 40,218 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Gti. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for 40,000 mile service. At that time, the contact was informed that there was an oil pan leak. The oil pan was aluminum and the oil pan drain bolt was made of steel, which has become stripped over a period of time. The stripped bolt was the cause of the oil leak. The contact would have to replace the oil pan at her expense. The current and failure mileages were 40,218.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112005


  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Check engine light came on intermittently. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and was told that the fuel injection system needed to be serviced at consumer's cost. Also, consumer experienced the same problem with another vehicle of the same make and model. The check engine light remained on.

- Monticello, NY, USA

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