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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Engine Problems

167 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 61 of these members (36.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 136 engine repairs to 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 395 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 56 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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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

24000 mi   Burning oil 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

21000 mi   Check engine light came on for air intake. Required known ECU flash. 
34000   Fuel tank vapor valve stuck - continuous clicking trying to open. 
98000 US $650 Turbo leaking oil 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

8000 mi   Replaced engine control module power relay 
22000   Dead ECU. 
104000 US $320 EPC light, replaced crank sensor. 
122000   Fixed a muffler leak 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

16000 mi   Vehicle stalled without warning in traffic. Low fuel sensor malfunction caused engine to shut down. 
18000   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

15500 mi   Check engine light came on at 24 500 km, went off by itself at around 25 100 km, after a ~200 km trip. 
16740   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   Manufacturer TSB for intake flap motor replacement that was causing the frequent Check Engine lights. 
69440 C $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   Extremely rough idle and check engine light when cold-starting engine. Dealership replaced injector for Cylinder 3 and R&R intake manifold. 
97700   Retaining sleeve rusted out and broke, separating the exhaust system in the middle. 
102940   Thermostat failed, causing low coolant temps and CEL 
108500   Intermittent communication faults between accelerator and throttle body on cold starts (not while driving). Misfires, goes into limp mode, DTC code appears. Returns to normal when code cleared. Dealer replaced wiring based on TSB for different engine. Replaced accelerator module myself, problem reoccurred two days later. 
110980   Vehicle went into limp mode, same issue as previously reported, ongoing problem. Reset ECU and car started correctly again. Root cause still not found. 
112220   Replaced engine cover with integrated air filter as current one was coming apart (wear & tear) 
14000   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

22000 mi   Intake Flap Motor failed. CEL set. Part ordered. Parts replaced, code cleared. 
24000   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. 
5000   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

30000 mi   ECP and MIL lights on. Reflash of ECU solved the problem. Also had the 30K miles service performed. 
8000   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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