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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$300.00
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coil packs (1 reports)
2001 Volkswagen Golf engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032011

Golf GLS 1.8t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Coil packs (ignition coils) are susceptible to failure. This has been widely documented by VW owners and there is now a recall campaign (2011). In my opinion, VW severely damaged their reputation by not issuing the recall on these coil packs sooner. Many, many VW owners were stuck with the bill on replacing the flawed coil packs. I ended up replacing 3 of the 4 coil packs on my own dime (purchased and installed myself) a few years ago. They recently just replaced all of the coil packs for me under the recall, after I had already spent ~$200 replacing them before the recall.

- , Gilroy, CA, USA

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