1991 Volkswagen Golf

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1991 Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine Control Module (ECM), the Distributor, the Fuel PrePump and the Ignition Module, and an occasional problem is failure of the Idle Stabilizer Valve. Failure of the Distributor or the Ignition Module will prevent the vehicle from starting.The cost to repair the ECM is estimated at $495.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Distributor is estimated at $320.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Fuel PrePump is estimated at $88.65 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Ignition Module is estimated at $177.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Idle Stabilizer Valve is estimated at $245.25 for parts and $45.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Blower Resistor.The cost to repair the Blower Resistor is estimated at $28.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor.This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-3 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$700.00 parts and labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Starting & Charging

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Starter and the Starter Interlock Relay. Either one of these failures will prevent the vehicle from starting.The cost to repair the Starter is estimated at $517.00 for parts and $52.00 (Manual Transmission) or $117.00 (Automatic Transmission) for labor.The cost to repair the Starter Interlock Relay is estimated at $48.00 for parts and $19.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

When considering this vehicle for purchase, be sure to check the following:

  • Starter
  • ECM
Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1991 1992
Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Starting & Charging Significant Problems Significant Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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