GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)
|Ratings Key||Minimal Problems||Moderate Problems||Significant Problems|
Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt and Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor (4 cylinder engines only), the Ignition Power Stage (1.8L engine only), the Intake Manifold Air Induction Passages (1.9L engine only), and the Water Pump, gasoline engines only. Problems with the Water Pump can result in engine overheating.
The cost to replace the Timing Belt is estimated at $62.00 for parts and $195.00 for labor on the gasoline engines, and $63.00 for parts and $175.50 for labor on diesel engines. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor is estimated at $380.00 for parts and $58.50 for labor. Volkswagen has issued a warranty extension due to the high number of MAF Sensor failures. MAF Sensors are now warranted for 7 years, 70,000 miles on 1999 through 2001 models. The cost to replace the Ignition Power Stage is estimated at $125.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to clean the carbon from the Intake Manifold Air Induction Passages is estimated at $11.00 for parts and $169.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Water Pump is estimated at $81.00 for parts and $208.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
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|Overall||5 out of 5|