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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2009 Volkswagen GTI fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262011


  • 37,000 miles


I purchased my 2009 VW Gti on 5/6/09 with 217 miles on it. These are the instances that have occurred so far: 1)on 5/11/2009 at 610 miles the check engine light came after revving on its own. It returned a code P0171 'system too lean┐ which once again points to the intake. I was without my car for 1 day. 2)on 2/5/2010 at 19,743 miles the check engine light came on after strange idle speed symptoms. They replaced my intake manifold. I was without my vehicle for 7 days. 3)on 3/29/2010 at 22,114 miles the epc light came on and had to drive 30 miles back to the dealership on 2 cylinders. Wiring was repaired per tbs #2018652. I was without my car for 2 days. 4)on 9/16/2010 at 32,910 miles the check engine light came on after once again strange idle symptoms. It returned a code P2015, germany was called, everyone was baffled, and they reset the computer. I was without my vehicle for 5 days. 5)on 12/21/10 at 35,201 miles the check engine light came on, car was revving on its own. They replaced the intake manifold. I was without my vehicle for 3 days 6)on 3/26/2011 at 37K the car was revving on its own, and after 10 minutes the check engine light came on again. I returned a code P0507 ┐idle air control system RPM higher than expected┐ which once again is pointing at the air intake. So far I have been without my car for 3 days.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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