I've heard there is a pump problem; the screw which holds the tandem pump can come loose resulting in the engine seizing. I don't think it is a big problem as they have identified the fault and are rectifying it - shame they can't do the same with the poor rear end design of the car.
On a 'VERY LIMITED' amount of new GTI's (specific chassis numbers) the bolt that holds the gear on the oil pump has not been torqued, so in order to save any future slagging they are advising not to drive the affected ones and get them fixed 'even before' the Pre-delivery Inspections.
The fix involves removing the sump and replacing the bolt and torquing it.
Edited - The earliest UK Dealers could have known was mid-day on Chrismas eve so for it to be on any forum is very up to date, well done members
Was sat in the parts dept of my local dealers today (a close mate is the parts guy there..)
He said to me - "Seen the new GTi out there Dan ?"
"Sure have dude.. looks great in silver"
"Shame you can't drive it !" and he points to a notice on the wall issued by vw to all dealers advising of a fault with Mk V GTi's.. the problem is related to the oil pump drive (same as above I guess ?) and is gonna need recalling apparently. Off to a flying start eh !
The earliest UK Dealers could have known was mid-day on Chrismas eve so for it to be on any forum is very up to date, well done members
if the stealers knew about it on Xmas Eve I guess most forums would have known about it last Easter. You know how informed the Stealers are. This would explain why I cannot book a test drive at the moment.
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