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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Volkswagen Golf engine problems

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2004 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 102005

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • 1,000 miles


Turbo failed on my 2004 Golf tdi (100hp) two months after I bought the car. The dealer told me this was unusual, but had to send to germany for a replacement turbo unit. The car does not seem to have the same pep since the new turbo unit was installed. I have heard of one other case where the turbo failed as well. I suspect my turbo unit has been replaced by the dealer with the one for the 90hp Golf tdi. How can I find out if I have the correct part installed?

- Ottawa, 00, USA

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