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#64 of 82 2007 GTI Check Engine Light and Fuel Issues.
Sep 04, 2007 (5:30 am)
I have a 2007 GTI base 6 speed manual that both I and the wifey adore its really a great car.
Anyhow at apprx 3000 miles while driving on the interstate the CEL came on and came on and off intermittently until the car began to "Buck and Jerk" and try to die on us while driving.
I had scheduled several appointments for the car prior to the bucking and jerking and was told that maybe the gas filler cap wasnt tight emough etc..etc.. and I did not get the chane to actually drop the car off until it began to truly fail us.
So I dropped it off 2 weeks ago and after 5 days in the shop they told me the car had a bad fuel pump or one that did not generate enough pressure? They replaced it and I got the car back. two days later the CEL came back on and I called the dealership service dept and they had me drop thye car back off. That was 10 days ago and so far I have been told that they have been in contact with the VW engineers and trying to pinpoint the problem or find the correct fule delivery part to correct the issue.
Has anyone else had these types of issues with their new GTI's?
I love the car and they gave me a rental car (very creepy Dodge Caliber)but I have some concerns about the lenght of time that they have had the car. Its a lease so i'm not so concerned about the long term I just want my car back Fixed properly!
#65 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI Check Engine Light and Fuel Issues. [chuck719]
Sep 06, 2007 (10:10 am)
Sounds like a problem I just got fixed on my '06 GTI (new model style).
Way back in February my CEL came on so I brought it to the dealer a week or so later. They ran tests on it for 4 hours at which point I got sick of waiting. They said it was a problem with my 'low side fuel pressure was reading too high'.
After getting the car back I drove it just fine for the next six months (good performance, good mileage, check engine light still on). During my next scheduled maintenance in August I had them take another look at it. At first they thought it needed a new fuel filter, but then they thought it was the low fuel pressure valve. They apparently replaced both of those parts but it was still giving them problems. They then replaced the high pressure fuel valve and that did the trick.
The car was in the shop a full week while they did the work and waited for parts. From the way it sounds volkswagen fuel systems are moronically complex. Not mad at the dealership, but I would like to smack whatever german engineer who dreampt that design up! Car seems fine now.
The repair was totally under warranty with no cost to me. I had a free rental (a pos nissan versa) that I abused the hell out of for a week. That little skateboards tires would scream at the drop of a hat!
#66 of 82 Tiguan; Anyone interested?
Nov 15, 2007 (12:20 pm)
I had looked forward to the Clean Diesel Tiguan ...believe it or not I won't buy it now because the second row seat doesn't fold flat; I need all the Utility I can get out of a small package.
#67 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI Check Engine Light and Fuel Issues. [chuck719]
Nov 27, 2007 (2:25 pm)
I promise you that the problem is your MAF Sensor. It is dirty. The dealers all know this and they play it to death. It is a scam. They use it to force you to bring the car into the shop. Once there you're car is a prisoner. Buy a can of MAF SEnsor cleaner, remove the sensor, give it 5 or 6 blasts, replace it and your good for 5000 miles. Trust me, I went through the exact same thing and even ended trading in our 07 for another 07 manual tranny thinking it was the DSG. When I found out what the cause was I cried because we loved our first VW. Dealers are scum!
#68 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI - Fuel Requirements [rmfolk]
Oct 27, 2008 (8:26 pm)
What VW/Audi will try to tell you is that the 2.0T will achieve less mileage on regualr gas which makes sense to me. However, it isn't true. I run my GTI on regular with spirited highway/city driving and achieve 24-25 mpg which is the same if I use even the best high-test, such as shell V-power. I will tell you this: They weren;t lying when they said the computer compensates for the lower fuel and restricts power... The loss in power is VERY noticable. You will notice gradually as you pass in 6th gear on the highway and everytime you let the clutch out in first gear, By now means is the car slow, it just doesn't feel as quick and it really isn't. Weigh out the savings verses lack of fun for yourself. I like SAVINGS!
#69 of 82 golf gti mk3 150 missing problem
Aug 19, 2009 (5:57 am)
i have a 97 golf gti and have a problem with intermitant missing,
have changed plugs, fuel filter, new distrib cap and rotor, fuel additive added, , but very randomly the car will start to misfire.normally when first driven it is fine but after it has stopped and restarted how ever long after then it starts to misfire.
any ideas of what i should try next
#71 of 82 2007 GTI (Turbo Lag?)
Sep 12, 2007 (5:02 am)
I just bought a 2007 GTI and I've noticed a bit of turbo lag both off of the line and also when the car is changing from first to second gear (in the automatic setting at high rpm.
Is there any way to get around this? ...or is it me?
#72 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI (Turbo Lag?) [jay115]
Sep 17, 2007 (3:05 pm)
All forced induction engines will experience a "turbo lag" to some degree. However, I know their are after-market accessories that will aid in lessening the turbo lag so it seems less apparent when you are driving (Neuspeed makes one for example).
Keep in mind that installing after-market parts may void the warranty.