hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2011 Volkswagen GTI suspension problems

suspension problem

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 082016


  • 54,000 miles


I've had quite a few parts on this car replaced. 2 defective water pumps, 2 defective clutches, 1 flywheel, 1 turbo oil line, door seals and various electronic switches. My car is currently sitting in the dealership due a blown upper timing belt cover gasket, a lower timing belt cover gasket and a suspected faulty oil pan gasket as well. All 3 seals seem to have suddenly failed at the same time and yet VW does not want to replace these under the factory power train warranty. The other reason my car is at the dealership is for "stretched" sub-frame bolts. According to VW it is perfectly normal for the bolts which hold the sub-frame to the car for these bolts to stretch with time and cause the subframe to shift around. There are technical service bulletins on the cc, passat and various Audi models to have these bolts replaced when a customer complains and yet Gti, golf and jetta do not have tsb and the dealer wants to charge 400$ to replace these bolts... again item not under warranty.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

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