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1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Repair Histories

Percentage of 1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Chart based on 23 repairs.

1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Missouri, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
366000 mi US $70 Replaced rear wheel bearings.  Replaced CV joint boot. 
403700   Replaced master cylinder. 
425000   Replaced ball joints. 
425000   Replaced glow plugs. 

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1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
176000 mi US $387 The water pump broke and had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen in Georgia, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
155000 mi US $50 Anti-theft on the frizz. Alarm would go off even if the key was used. EXPENSIVE repair from dealer, so I bypassed the alarm, which cannot be done according to the dealer, but an internet search helped me solve the problem without spending $500 dollars. 
172000   CV shaft seal leaking. Parts ordered and replaced. Good to go 
181000   Replaced heater core, the dash had to come competely out. 
Volkswagen in Ghana
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
127720 mi   Engine fails when vehicle comes to a stop. Noise in the tensioner pulley 
130200   Overhaul of engine 
Volkswagen in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
149000 mi US $220 Blower motor was making noise when the outside temp is below freezing. Remove and replace blower motor. 
Volkswagen in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
155000 mi C $700 brake work new starter motor 

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1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - May 2012
131440 mi   Tranny was not working except the R and the 3th speed. 
Volkswagen in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
141000 mi US $290 Radiator had rusted out and was replaced. 
147000   Oil leak dripping onto exhaust manifold, creating smoke 
150000   Replaced shocks and struts. Could still drive the car, but it would not have passed state inspection. AC had no coolant remaining. 
Volkswagen in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
196000 mi US $375 Middle and rear exhaust replaced. 
209500   Replaced rear muffler (under warranty) and exhaust extension. 

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1998 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
139000 mi US $95 Replaced ignition coils. They'd short out in wet weather and generate a check engine light. Took maybe 15 minutes to replace. Known problem on VR6 engines. 
145000   plastic shift linkage broke. New part was replaced at a cost of $30 and owner installed. 

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