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

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2010 Volkswagen GTI brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022011


  • 10,000 miles


I have a 2010 VW Gti currently with 13,000 miles on it. The first instances happened at about 10,000. It started with brake vibrations, and engine stalling. Took it to VW, they found no issues. Had total brake boost loss on the way home, brake didnt work felt stiff as hell. VW took it for 3 days, did an engineering assist, found no issues and couldnt reproduce it, gave it back and said to monitor it. Drove down to tampa, the cars transmission went into neutral, an error popped up on the display and the cars brakes wouldnt respond. E-braked on the median, I had a child in the car, this car is dangerous. VW towed the car to the local dealership, found the mechatronix unit was faulty, couldnt find any in Florida, had to order from VW estimated 1 week delivery time. Mechatronix unit was fixed under warranty after a lengthy repair. Now the cars still acting up, stalls occasionally, has trouble starting, and jerks violently between 1st and 2nd gear and makes a loud popping sound. VW took it for 2 days and still cannot reproduce these issues and gave it back after I told vwoa that it was an unsafe vehicle and I didnt want it. I am now driving an unsafe vehicle, and because the vehicle has safety concerns I am unable to trade the vehicle in or sell it privately due to having to notify the buyer of said safety issues. Im suck with this dangerous vehicle that stalls at lights and has trouble starting/getting into gear. Im scared for the safety of my passengers and other motorists around me. And im not getting anywhere with this company!

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

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