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2004 Volkswagen GTI accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 202007

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I drive a 2004 Gti 1.8T and for the past two years it has been in the shop for the following: Defective hood latch, defective radio, defective alarm, window recall, defective battery, and numerous defective head lights, tail lights and break lights. Each time, the problem is fixed, due to the warranty, then I am told that its just defective parts. Is the whole car defective"?"

- Port Washington, NY, USA

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