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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,210 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 112009


  • 90,421 miles


My 2001 Volkswagen Golf was manufactured on 12/2000. The fuel pump supply line nipple cracked and had been leaking gas under the rear seat. It was taken to camelback Volkswagen in phoenix Arizona where it was purchased as a new. The service department acknowledged this was a common problem and that they replace a lot of the fuel pumps due to nipple cracks but Volkswagen does not recognize this as a recall or safety issue despite a recall notice for Golfs manufactured the same year with the same safety issue as my vehicle. The fuel line tension caused the nipple to crack off. Volkswagen refused to repair this as a defect. The old part is available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 162007

Golf 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Golf. The contact smelled gas fumes inside the vehicle. The contact lifted up the rear seat and uncovered the access cover to the fuel system. He noticed fuel spillage on the fuel tank due to a leak in the fuel line. The contact cleaned up the spill with a rag. When the vehicle was restarted, the fuel spilled onto the ground. The current mileage is 150,000 and failure mileage was 120,000.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

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