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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Golf transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 262004

(reported on)

Golf

  • 24,000 miles

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

The vehicle's transmission would not shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. As a result the vehicle could not be driven more than 40 mph. Please provide any additional information.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222000

Golf

  • miles
Transmission has locked into 3rd gear with out warning. This has caused a lack performance. Almost caused an accident due to the car not acelerating as expected.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 261998

Golf

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When pulling out the rpms reached up to 40,000 before transmission was shifted to the next gear and this is an automatic transmission. Dealer has been contacted.

- Winfield, NJ, USA

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