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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Golf body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012005

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Sunroof drains clog causing backup of water to settle on floors ruining carpet, causing mold. Water gets into door frames causing buckling of doors during winter months. Water damage also caused an electrical wiring short which caused an airbag failure as well as ruined two batteries. I have not used or opened the sunroof since for fear of more problems. I was informed that the cost to replace the carpeting again would be charged to me if the car had another water problem again due to the clogged drains.

- Exeter, RI, USA

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