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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Engine Problems and Repair Histories

162 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 72 of these members (44.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 117 engine repairs to 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

36% of the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 14% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 325 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 4% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 47 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 22000    
24000 0 Burning oil 
 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 1000    
21000 0 Check engine light came on for air intake. Required known ECU flash. 
34000 0 Fuel tank vapor valve stuck - continuous clicking trying to open. 
98000 650 Turbo leaking oil 
99000  

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replaced engine control module power relay 
22000 0 Dead ECU. 
104000 320 EPC light, replaced crank sensor. 
122000 200 Fixed a muffler leak 
135000  

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 15000    
16000 0 Vehicle stalled without warning in traffic. Low fuel sensor malfunction caused engine to shut down. 
17000 0 Car stalling from "overheating solenoid." 
 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 8060    
15500 0 Check engine light came on at 24 500 km, went off by itself at around 25 100 km, after a ~200 km trip. 
16740 0 Check Engine light again at 27000 km. This time it's a misfire on Cylinder 2. Reset computer by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes to clear CEL. 
20460 0 Manufacturer TSB for intake flap motor replacement that was causing the frequent Check Engine lights. 
69440 650 Relay 167 failed, causing the ECU to stop seeing 4 critical sensors. This caused the ECU to shut down the turbocharger and put the engine in limp mode. 
71920 0 Extremely rough idle and check engine light when cold-starting engine. Dealership replaced injector for Cylinder 3 and R&R intake manifold. 
97700 90 Retaining sleeve rusted out and broke, separating the exhaust system in the middle. 
102940 600 Thermostat failed, causing low coolant temps and CEL 
106020  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 13000    
14000 0 CEL due to flapper motor. Replaced under warranty. 
 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
22000 0 Intake Flap Motor failed. CEL set. Part ordered. Parts replaced, code cleared. 
24000 0 CEL came on again. Took to dealer, found that the new Intake Flap Motor had failed. Ordered another. Scheduled appointment to return for installation. Replaced intake flap motor. Code cleared. 
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 3000    
3000 0 Sluggish performance and transmission roughness. 
 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 11000    
30000 0 ECP and MIL lights on. Reflash of ECU solved the problem. Also had the 30K miles service performed. 
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 7000    
8000 0 Intermittent hard start when the engine is cold. The engine will just crank maybe 10 times and won't start. If you turn the car off and try again, it will start right up Dealer could not replicate. Updated ECU. 
 

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