2001 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Massive Sensor Flaw

2001 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Massive Sensor Flaw
By Jason Wallace on


2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Good car, fun to drive and great feul
economy but the mass air flow sensor
has broken four times in two years.
This causes the car to lose about 75%
of it's power. Imagine going 70mph on
the highway and suddenly dropping down
to 30mph. Very annoying, potentially
very dangerous, and $350.00 to fix. I'm
getting rid of the car because of this

Best Features

Interior design. Smooth handling. Heated seats.

Worst Features

Cup holder gets in the way of the radio when it's open. Needs better lumbar support. Window safety feature, which keeps the window from going up when it encounters resistence ( like someone's hand), is very sensitive and often activates for no apparent reason.
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