fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,600 miles

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problem #3

Jun 212004

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,800 miles
I was driving down the road and I heard a loud beeping noise and looked at my dashboard to see that a red light was flashing and my car was over heating at max temp.. car was towed to dealership and was found to have a "defective" water pump. I was without a car for 2 days, yippie.

- Fort Washington, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152002


  • miles
While driving the vehicle lose power. It's the ignition coil.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142003


  • miles
Consumer state while traveling without any indication vehicle engine failed. Vehicle was serviced by dealer techincian noticed engine coil pack needed to be replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA