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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,200 miles

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2006 Volkswagen GTI clutch problems

clutch problem

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2006 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 172006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,200 miles


While commuting to work, vehicle experienced a catastrophic failure of the clutch system. This immediately immobilized my vehicle while still within heavy traffic. There were no signs of this impending failure; it happened suddenly and without warning. I was fortunately able to maintain control of the vehicle and safely pull to the shoulder. However, I do feel that my personal safety was in jeopardy during this incident. This vehicle is approximately 9 months old with approximately 20,000 miles on the odometer. The clutch plate apparently broke into several pieces while in operation. I believe this to be either a design or manufacturing defect.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

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