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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,616 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Volkswagen Golf fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092009


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Golf. The contact smelled a fuel odor emanating from his vehicle. Upon further inspection he noticed a fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a fire. His vehicle identification number was excluded from recall# 04V586000 (fuel system, diesel); therefore, he was ineligible for a free remedy. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 94,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.

- Kearneysville, WV, USA

problem #1

May 172008


  • 47,233 miles
Tank mounted fuel pump failed resulting in loss of power difficulty in starting and running. Car driven home but not really operable.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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