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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,500 miles

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2011 Volkswagen GTI fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022016

GTI

  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Car bucked and shut off multiple times while droving vehicle. Was determined it was defective fuel pump.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 042014

GTI 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Engine will stall and die within 5-20 seconds after starting. Happens on a warm engine after it sits for 45-60 minutes. Happened multiple times, each after engine has reached operating temperature. This is potentially a deadly problem if the car dies on a street, as it won't steer or have propulsion! had it seen at VW dealer: They suspect it is the "in-tank fuel pump" but this part is not covered under drivetrain warranty? I called VW customer service but they said they can't help on this $834 repair. I'm perplexed how a fuel pump goes bad on a 2011 with only 45K miles, and that a vital component that will make the car stall & die is not covered under drivetrain warranty. This is a potentially deadly problem if it dies suddenly and cars following cannot swerve around. Very disappointed. This will be my last VW, ever. If you own a VW with 2.0 tsi you should look into this.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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