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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,800 miles

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2009 Volkswagen GTI exhaust system problems

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 042016


  • 120,800 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Gti. When starting the vehicle, the ignition switch failed to make noise occasionally before the vehicle started. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the intake manifold needed replacement. The contact also stated that the vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic for the same failure in April of 2014. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,800.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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