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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,800 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092004

Golf 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,800 miles


While driving the brake light switch failed. As a result, vehicle was left with no indication of stopping, and the cruise control was deactivated. Consumer was concerned that he would be rear ended due to the failure. The vehicle epc light illuminated. The dealer determined from the trouble codes that the brake light switch failed along with the fuel pump relay, oxygen sensor, ect and purge valve.

- Weehawken, NJ, USA

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