fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,480 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf fuel system problems

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 242012

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles


During regular slow traffic driving conditions my 2011 Volkswagen Golf tdi displayed the "engine control malfunction" light on my instrument panel. I quickly pulled over and turned off the engine. After waiting several minutes I started the vehicle again and the light turned off. After about 10 minutes of driving, the light came on again and I noticed an extreme loss of power. I pulled over again within a few minutes and turned off the engine. This time I waited almost 15 minutes before trying to start the vehicle again and it would not start. I thought I was out of diesel as the low fuel light had also just come on so I called someone to bring me 5 gallons of diesel thinking maybe I was out. After refueling, the vehicle still wouldn't start so I had it towed to the closest VW dealer. The dealer said it was the fuel pump and I am currently waiting for it to be repaired. This happend on a Saturday and it is now 4 days later.

- Waveland, MS, USA

problem #3

Dec 052011

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • 13,922 miles
As I was driving down the highway, the car lost power and the diesel engine light came on. My fuel injector had failed, shooting metal shaving throughout the system. Volkswagen replaced the entire fuel system.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172011


  • 2,000 miles
Engine stalled while moving on the left-hand turn lane. Battery and engine lights came on and stayed on. The car had power but it could not start. The vehicle was towed to the VW dealer. Diagnosis: Burned fuel pump fuse (blue 15A). Fuse replaced and the car is running.

- Scarborough, On M1p 4t7 Canada, NN, USA

problem #1

Mar 012011


  • miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf tdi. Consumer writes in regards to hpfp investigation

- Opelousas, LA, USA

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