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Old 07-21-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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What about 2010?
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks
Now im worried about this lol
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #5
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This is great news. More reason to keep my car =D Maybe the timing tensioner recall next!
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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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).
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #7
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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?
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OMFG Yessss...now recall the HPFP and I'll be set
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:51 AM   #9
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Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks
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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.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:04 AM   #10
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something that should've been done long ago, vw finally woke up.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:06 AM   #11
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Sub'd. Saw it this morning. What if you're fine, they replace it to satisfied the open recall and that one leaks
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.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:10 AM   #12
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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.
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So what? The recall will put the latest revision pump on the car (like the 4th revision now) which already just failed on me.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:15 AM   #14
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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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