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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 miles

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2007 Volkswagen GTI fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152009


  • 39,000 miles


Despite regular maintenance, the cam follower and cam of my VW 2.0T fsi engine failed in under 40K miles. This resulted in fuel cuts and power drop offs. A very dangerous combination when merging onto a highway. These items were replaced under warranty, but would have cost me nearly $1400 to repair if they weren't covered.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #1

May 012009


  • 20,000 miles
The high pressure fuel pump cam follower system on the 2.0T fsi motors is prone to failure, I had a follower wear through the protective coating in about 20,000 miles, and due to this reason further wear would be accelerated, damaging the camshaft and the cam lobe, as well as the fuel pump, causing the car to be out of service for at least fifteen days. I replaced the follower myself but demand that Volkswagen finds a reasonable solution to fix this. They refuse to do any repairs until there is a failure. But when a failure occurs more than 5000 dollars with of labor and parts must be put into the car to fix this issue. And if it is past the warranty period than this problem is just a ticking time bomb. This must be solved in order for these cars to have at least some chance at longevity without a repair that will break later on.

- Renton, WA, USA

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