1997 Volkswagen Golf

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1997 Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt and Mass Air Flow Sensor and a periodic problem is failure of the Vacuum Hoses. Failures of the Timing Belt and Mass Air Flow Sensor apply to 4 cylinder gas and diesel engines only. The cost to repair the Timing Belt is estimated at $28.00 for parts and $117.00 for labor on gasoline engines and $63.00 for parts and $227.00 for labor on diesel engines. The cost to repair the Mass Air Flow Sensor is estimated at $380.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the 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

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 Periodic problems on this vehicle are failures of the Air Conditioner Thermoswitch and Fresh Air Blower Series Resistor. Failures of the Air Conditioner Thermoswitch and Fresh Air Blower Series Resistor apply to (4 cylinder gasoline engine) only. The cost to repair the Air Conditioner Thermoswitch is estimated at $17.50 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Fresh Air Blower Series Resistor is estimated at $39.00 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.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Switch. Failure of the Ignition Switch may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $28.00 for parts and $136.50 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.

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.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1995 1996 1997 1998
Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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