pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace control module (1 reports)
  2. replace ignition coils (1 reports)
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problem #2

Mar 202016

GTI Autobahn 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Car ran smoothly - than began to misfire violently at 37,800 miles. EPC and Engine light came on and stayed on. Local, reliable service shop recommended replacing ALL the ignition coils - as they have seen this very same issue with a number of late model Volkswagens.

- Kevin L., Alexandria, KY, US

problem #1

Jan 152013

GTI 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,000 miles

On my drive back from vacation noticed that the EPC light came on and would not go out after restarting the car. Car also started to overheat when I got home. Then the next morning it would not start because of a fuel pump failure. Radiator, fuel pump, and control module all in on trip to the dealer after a vacation road trip. Will never buy another VW again.

- iddyott69, La Mesa, CA, US