5th Generation VW Golf Stalling Issues With Warm Engine

The German automaker, Volkswagen, has been manufacturing its Golf model since 1974. It is one of the company's most popular compact car makes and has been produced for seven generations including the Rabbit in the US and Canada, and the Caribe in Mexico. As popular as the Golf is with its owners, some drivers have complained about stalling issues with the Golf, especially on hot days when the vehicle has been sitting in the sun for an extended period of time.

In addition to stalling issues after the vehicle has been standing in hot temperatures, Golf drivers have noted that, on occasion, the car will stall out after the engine has been running for an hour or more. Once the engine has been engaged for this length of time and then is disengaged for a few minutes and then restarted, it will stall out. This can be an annoying problem after a long trip, but the car engine generally starts right up after stalling and then continues to run smoothly thereafter.

Golf drivers who have experienced these stalling issues have taken steps to rectify the issue by replacing fuel pumps and ignition coils, among other parts, but have not successfully prevented the stalling issues from occurring again.

If you have a VW Golf fifth generation or above that was manufactured from 2003 to 2008 and are experiencing these issues with stalling when the car's engine is warm, it is recommended that you consult with a specialized German auto maintenance specialist to diagnose the problem. They will recommend possible solutions and you still may be under warranty.

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