hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,334 miles

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2006 Volkswagen GTI fuel system problems

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2006 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Dec 282010

GTI 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
2006 Volkswagen Gti - cam follower defect in October, 2010 I purchased a used 2006 Volkswagen Gti. After I bought the car, I took it to a VW mechanic to have it looked over. Everything looked good but he requested to inspect the cam follower as he knew there was a defect in its design that could cause major damage to the engine if not monitored. I had to pay him $75 in labor to remove the cam follower so that it could be inspected. It was fine. He mentioned it looked so new that it probably had been replaced. Anyways, he suggested that I have it inspected every time I have the oil changed otherwise I would risk up to $2,500 in repair costs to replace engine parts that could be damaged if the follower fails. I can┐T believe there's no recall for this? I have to pay an extra $75 every oil change to have this inspected due to the negligence of VW. I know that in newer Gti models they┐ve redesigned the follower. This defect is dangerous as if the follower fails when driving on the highway and the engine seizes, a major accident could occur. VW tsb #15 07 04.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 212010

GTI 4-cyl

  • 80,050 miles
Owner of a 2006 VW Gti, threw engine code for known tsb regarding cam follower and cam shaft wear at the high pressure fuel pump. Mechanic inspected site and discovered that cam shaft wear/ damage was extreme and would require replacement of high pressure fuel pump, cam shaft, and cam follower all outside of warranty. This is a known issue and should have some extension on factory warranties from VW of America instead of expecting owners to pony up $1600-2400 in repair costs when it inevitably fails. For note of known issue, see VW tsb #2013147/8.

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 042009


  • 80,139 miles
On April 4, 2009 I discovered that my fuel pump, cam follower and intake cam lobe have prematurely worn as described in a June 2007 VW tsb #15 07 04. The cam follower cap wore through, causing the fuel pump plunger tip to come into contact with the cam lobe, wearing all three parts to the point that they must be replaced, as per the tsb, even though the engine was maintained at the dealer during warranty period pursuant to VW specifications, and in excess of the intervals called for in the maintenance booklet that came with the car since the warranty period expired. Because my car never displayed a check engine light, the cam wear was never checked by the servicing dealer since they are instructed in the tsb not to proceed in the absence of a warning indicator, and by the time the issue was found, VW denied warranty claims due to mileage on the car (80,100 +/- at the time of discovery). It is my contention that the parts will continue to wear to the point that the fuel pump and/or cam shaft may fail during highway operation, possibly causing a collision or the release of fuel into the engine bay thereby causing a risk of fire. The VW maintenance booklet makes no mention of the necessity of replacing or even checking these parts for wear through 100,000 miles, and if the check engine light does not illuminate, the owner may have no warning of an impending failure of the parts. I have already replaced one cam follower, and have the original damaged part. An unscientific review of VW owner websites indicates this is a common failure, and in some instances has occurred in as few as 25,000 miles. I have contacted VW directly, and while they have not disputed the fact that the parts are defective, they refuse to offer any repair assistance.

- Harwich, MA, USA

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