200 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 53 of these members
(26.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 91 engine repairs to 2011 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 0.5 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Hard start and loss of power due to intercooler icing. Wanted to apply VW TSB for issue, dealer refused, "unable to reproduce" (problem arises under very specific conditions)
Hard starts when cold due to intercooler icing/water ingestion from melted ice. Well-documented problem with Mk VI TDIs
Car would occasionally lose power at approx. 3000 rpm during vigorous acceleration. High-pressure fuel pump not performing to spec. HPFP replaced. Not covered by powertrain warranty. Complained, VW paying 2/3 of cost
Car occasionally and suddenly loses all power at 3000 rpm during acceleration. Car still in the shop, VW unable to diagnose issue (HPFP changed in June for same issue-repair unsuccessful). VW HQ involved; 3d attempt to solve issue.
Hard start in near freezing conditions, power loss. Dealer found intercooler hose choked with ice. TSB already carried out did not cure problem. Removed air intake duct to draw intake aire from engine compartment instead of outside.
Exhaust flap failed, check engine light on. Fixed under VW TSB and extended warranty for the part
Diagnose and replace intercooler with redesigned cold weather model. Currently condensed water pools in intake, leading to MIL and limp mode. Parts on order; should arrive in 5-6 weeks.
Intercooler replaced with a cold weather model incorporating a bypass to prevent ice buildup under near-freezing conditions.
Engine rattle which has no fix as of yet per Volkswagen North Scottsdale (TSB 211001). "Silenced by more than 50%" but is still present.
Engine vibration/rattle when accelerating between 2,000-3,000 RPM. VW released a TSB over the summer of 2011 to attach a small metal clip onto an engine component. The rattle/vibration is nearly gone, just barley audible now.
Radiator failed and leaked coolant
Intake manifold flaps were broken, resulting in illuminated check engine light, replaced entire intake manifold. Wastegate rattle at low revs under load (heavy throttle). Replaced wastegate actuator rod clips per TSB.
CEL came on. Took car to dealer. Faulty part related to turbo intercooler was fixed. Loose passenger door was also fixed.
Misfire cylinder 4
Engine misfire. Coil pack replaced
Check engine light. Low high side fuel pressure sensor.
Oil pick up clogged. Engine needed replaced. All regular maintenance followed to a T prior to failure.