GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)
|Ratings Key||Minimal Problems||Moderate Problems||Significant Problems|
Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt, Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor, the Intake Manifold Air Induction Passages (1.9L diesel engine only), the Water Pump and the Engine Vacuum Hoses.
The cost to replace the Timing Belt is estimated at $49.00 for parts and $175.50 for labor on the 2.0L engine, $62.00 for parts and $195.00 for labor on the 1.8L engine, and $80.00 for parts and $260.00 for labor on the 1.9L diesel engine. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor is estimated at $80.00 for parts and $58.50 for labor on gasoline engines, and $380.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor on diesel engines. 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 of cleaning 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 $113.15 for parts and $169 for labor. The cost to repair the Engine Vacuum Hoses is estimated at $25.00 for parts and $65.00 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||4 out of 5|