Fuel Pump Problems of Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf owners have reported 13 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen Golf based on all problems reported for the Golf.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Golf 1
Failure Date: 03/24/2012

During regular slow traffic driving conditions my 2011 Volkswagen Golf tdi displayed the "engine control malfunction" light on my instrument panel. I quickly pulled over and turned off the engine. After waiting several minutes I started the vehicle again and the light turned off. After about 10 minutes of driving, the light came on again and I noticed an extreme loss of power. I pulled over again within a few minutes and turned off the engine. This time I waited almost 15 minutes before trying to start the vehicle again and it would not start. I thought I was out of diesel as the low fuel light had also just come on so I called someone to bring me 5 gallons of diesel thinking maybe I was out. After refueling, the vehicle still wouldn't start so I had it towed to the closest vw dealer. The dealer said it was the fuel pump and I am currently waiting for it to be repaired. This happend on a Saturday and it is now 4 days later.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Golf 2
Failure Date: 06/17/2011

Engine stalled while moving on the left-hand turn lane. Battery and engine lights came on and stayed on. The car had power but it could not start. The vehicle was towed to the vw dealer. Diagnosis: burned fuel pump fuse (blue 15a). Fuse replaced and the car is running.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf 3
Failure Date: 01/11/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Golf. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to stall and then stopped. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but it continued to stall. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the fuel pump. The failure continued. The failure mileage was 10,000.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Golf 4
Failure Date: 08/22/2005

2000 Volkswagen Golf gti was brought in for service for a strong gasoline odor inside the passenger compartment. There exists a recall on this model for a problem with the fuel pump cracking due to a design fault. This recall was not honored because the vehicle was purchased in mexico. Volkswagen of America doesn't deal with any vehicles not purchased in the united states or canada nor do they attempt to deal with any other segment of Volkswagen worldwide.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf 5
Failure Date: 06/10/2005

1999 Volkswagen Golf, fuel pump was leaking because the supply fitting was cracked. This was caused by a manufacturer's defect, which caused a pool of fuel to form under the back seat. Also, fuel was leaking out of the vehicle onto the ground. The consumer found various websites that there had already been a recall 05v154000 concerning this problem. In addition, the consumer had found that there was a letter from NHTSA to Volkswagen of America, pea-04-079. Consumer contacted the dealership, they indicated that they did not know anything about the recall. When the consumer contacted the manufacturer, they told consumer that there was no recall. Fumes were causing the consumer and passengers headaches and dry eyes. Vehicle leaked fuel when the ignition was in the on position, when the driver's side door was opened and when the vehicle was running. D. Patrick motoplex located on 200 north green river road evansville, in, 47716, ph. No. 812-473-6500, was the dealership working on this problem.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

Fuel pump leaked causing an extremely strong smell inside and outside of vehicle.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Golf 7
Failure Date: 08/09/2004

While driving the brake light switch failed. As a result, vehicle was left with no indication of stopping, and the cruise control was deactivated. Consumer was concerned that he would be rear ended due to the failure. The vehicle epc light illuminated. The dealer determined from the trouble codes that the brake light switch failed along with the fuel pump relay, oxygen sensor, ect and purge valve.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf 8
Failure Date: 06/11/2003

Fuel pump began leaking again June 11, 2003 at @ 30,000 miles. Fuel pump had already been replaced after severe leakage due to cracked plastic housing September, 2000 at @ 19,000 miles. Fuel pumps should not routinely fail in such hazardous fashion each 15,000 miles -- under warranty or no.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Golf 9
Failure Date: 04/13/2003

High pressure side nipple, exiting fuel pump/sending unit assembly cracked, spraying underside of vehicle above fuel tank, below rear seats with fuel. This area is well protected from road debris and no impact damage is evident. Vehicle has not been in an accident of any kind, purchased new in sept 2000.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf 10
Failure Date: 12/28/2002

Consumer stated that the fuel tank is pumping threw the catalytic converter causing and distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified. Ts.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Golf 11
Failure Date: 09/18/2002

The connector on the fuel pump cracked resulting in a fuel leak and a strong gas smell inside the car. The dealer mechanic where the part was purchased, reported that they have done 15 to 20 of these recently. The entire fuel pump had to be replaced. Nlm.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf 12
Failure Date: 08/10/2002

Car started smelling strongly of gasoline on the inside as well as on the outside. A gasoline puddle was forming under the car when parked. Car could not be parked inside any further. Vw dealer replaced the fuel pump (old part is not available). Replacement parts were covered under warranty. I had to pay for labor.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf 13
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

1999 Volkswagen Golf safety recall received regarding the defect with the fuel supply module. ** answer required***. The consumer stated he did smell gas coming from the vehicle, however the consumer no longer lives in the united states and where she lives now no one was familiar with american made vehicles or even the recall.

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