hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,048 miles

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2006 Volkswagen GTI engine problems

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2006 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 052016

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,145 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Gti. While driving at a low speed, the high pressure fuel pump failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the camshaft was fractured. The fuel pressure pump and the camshaft were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,145.....updated 08/29/16

- Balsat, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 102010


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Gti. The contact noticed a reduction in power along with a shuddering of the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated intermittently. The dealer replaced the crank case breather hose and a fuel pressure sensor; however, the problem intensified and the vehicle was almost inoperable. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealership and the vacuum hose was replaced. The dealer also performed the ignition coil recall repair on the vehicle. When he picked up the vehicle, the check engine light illuminated when he turned the vehicle on; however, the dealer suggested that he had a valve lash and fuel pump module repair. While driving long a distance, the vehicle check engine began to blink on and off. The failure was diagnosed by a second dealer who stated that there was a major failure with the camshaft system which needed to be replaced along with the high pressure fuel pump, and a cam follower. The vehicle was repaired and the check engine light was illuminated at the time of the complaint. He called the manufacturer and was told that they could not assist him. The current mileage was approximately 85,000. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 142010


  • 81,000 miles
My 2006 VW Gti has been serviced every 5000 miles by a VW dealer. I purchased the car under the assumption that it would be in good condition since the dealer was the one who performed all service. I took the high pressure fuel pump off to check the condition of the camshaft follower. The camshaft follower was completely missing the top, the hpfp was completely missing it's tip and the camshaft has large gouges in the metal. This is an awful design, and should be rectified by Volkswagen.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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