2001 Volkswagen Golf

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt, Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor (4 cylinder engines only), the Ignition Power Stage (1.8L engine only), and the Intake Manifold Air Induction Passages (1.9L engine only). Volkswagen has issued a warranty extension due to the high number of MAF Sensor failures. MAF Sensors are now warrantied for 7 years, 70,000 miles on 1999 through 2001 models. The cost to replace the Timing Belt is estimated at $62.00 for parts and $195.00 for labor on 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. The cost to replace the Ignition Power Stage is estimated at $125.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. 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. 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

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

Starting & Charging

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

Accessories

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

Overall

5 out of 5 5 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.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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