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mmmoose 07-21-2015 09:59 AM

2011-2014 Water Pump Recall Incoming
 
Thought I'd share this link. The guy is very reputable. Runs a YouTube channel explaining common VW problems, DIY guides, and just has a lot of interesting informational videos. Glad to see VW is finally doing something about it. I know that there was some type of powertrain warranty extension to help, but this looks like it should also cover people out of warranty? I'm curious whether anyone who previously paid out of pocket will now be reimbursed?

Jaber 07-21-2015 10:02 AM

Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks :lol:

finklejag 07-21-2015 10:02 AM

What about 2010?

MTBFL1 07-21-2015 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaber (Post 2282462)
Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks :lol:

Now im worried about this lol

sushiplease 07-21-2015 10:18 AM

This is great news. More reason to keep my car =D Maybe the timing tensioner recall next!

mmmoose 07-21-2015 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by sushiplease (Post 2282477)
This is great news. More reason to keep my car =D Maybe the timing tensioner recall next!

Yeah exactly. I bought mine without expecting to keep it after my extended warranty ran out. But this may change things.

Is the timing tensioner really that big of an issue? Even in the later model years?

I've always read that the water pump and carbon buildup were the two biggest problems surrounding the Mk6 GTI. With the water pump thing out of the way now, it's all basically down to cleaning the intake manifold occasionally (which I can live with).

SnailPower 07-21-2015 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mmmoose (Post 2282483)
Yeah exactly. I bought mine without expecting to keep it after my extended warranty ran out. But this may change things.

Is the timing tensioner really that big of an issue? Even in the later model years?

I've always read that the water pump and carbon buildup were the two biggest problems surrounding the Mk6 GTI. With the water pump thing out of the way now, it's all basically down to cleaning the intake manifold occasionally (which I can live with).

A lot of cars require carbon cleaning or just that most people don't do it. The reason MAYBE that this car is put on blast with it is because it's a "performance" car that requires it probably more than the usual? I think that's because the car keeps the RPMs so low when just cruising around to save MPG and that causes crazy build up since your not burning it out from driving hard. How many cars you drive tell you to be in 5th gear at between 30-35mph? lol

Oh and in regards to the topic, that's cool and all but I had mine replaced about 10k miles ago. So far so good. Take the chance?

NYCSuits 07-21-2015 10:46 AM

OMFG Yessss...now recall the HPFP and I'll be set

CMGTI 07-21-2015 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaber (Post 2282462)
Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks :lol:

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Originally Posted by MTBFL1 (Post 2282471)
Now im worried about this lol

LOL to both. So far so good on mine, only had it since January and 5K miles so far.

Tkulhanc134 07-21-2015 11:04 AM

something that should've been done long ago, vw finally woke up.

SwiftGTI 07-21-2015 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaber (Post 2282462)
Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks :lol:

This would be my concern as well. My water pump is fine so I wouldn't want them to replace it. And I've had VW dealerships do TSB work on my car without asking me first, so there is some precedent here.

Vroomer 07-21-2015 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by finklejag (Post 2282463)
What about 2010?

Sounds like this is one of those recalls for only those under 5 year power train warranty. It would make sense, since its not life endangering type of thing, so it might be too late for you and me.

steemax 07-21-2015 11:15 AM

So what? The recall will put the latest revision pump on the car (like the 4th revision now) which already just failed on me.

sterkrazzy 07-21-2015 11:15 AM

That's pretty sweet. I'm at 47k on the original pump tho, so I'm worried about the replacement too lol


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