TSB List for the 1997 Volkswagen GTI

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 GTI are official communications between Volkswagen & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • SEATS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • ENGINE (PWS)

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #9705309704A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53615

      CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

    • TSB #34 9703

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53605

      TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #9704109702F

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53606

      DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    • TSB #34 9703

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53605

      TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #9705309704A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53615

      CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #9704109702F

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53606

      DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #9704039704F

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53617

      SERVICE MANUAL ON ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATOR MOTORS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #27 9701

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53647

      BATTERY CABLE CLAMP WILL NOT TIGHTEN ON BATTERY POST. *AK Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #V941901-2011521

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10158533

      Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. TB updated to include model year 2019 applicability. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #60 9704

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54060

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO POWER SUNROOF CONVENIENCE CLOSE FEATURE, FUNCTION CHANGE. *AK Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #0101

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #621613

      SUBJECT REGARDING LATCH SYSTEM LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, INSTALLING / RETROFITTING. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SM 33-2019

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159010

      The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #SM 44-2017 EN

      Date Announced:
      JUN 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155644

      This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward. Read More »

    • TSB #VHW-17-11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157383

      VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TT 200901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125661

      Update to existing tip for fuel quality checking. Read More »

    • TSB #1-2017 Update

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128055

      This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests. Read More »

    • TSB #V691601 2010479

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126785

      Update model year applicability to include 2017. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 97-12-02

      Date Announced:
      SEP 23, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127969

      Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-29-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128105

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - GOLF GTI T

      Date Announced:
      FEB 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122255

      Golf/GTI Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - GOLF GTI T

      Date Announced:
      JUL 17, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125765

      Golf Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has ... Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - GOLF GTI T

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125850

      Golf Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has ... Read More »

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