The Sixth Generation Volkswagen GTI is a high performance version of the Volkswagen Golf. The Volkswagen mk6 is available in both 2-door and 4-door hatchback designs, with a 4-cylinder, 200 horsepower 2.0 liter engine standard to the base model. A six-speed manual transmission is also standard, however some GTI owners have reported clicking clutch noises, even on new vehicles. If your vehicle is experiencing this issue, your local German auto import expert should be consulted.
The clicking noise tends to be worse in colder weather, and occurs when the vehicle is running at idle, initiating movement or even traveling down the road. Some owners may ignore this, thinking it is just a “cold engine” needing to warm up. But that is often not the case. Have it checked out by a professional.
Some GTI drivers even report that the clutch makes the noise while the engine is off, right after they turn off the motor. Some drivers have jokingly said they think the engine is “possessed.” The good news is that most GTI owners report that the performance of the vehicle does not seem to be affected, however the noise is extremely annoying.
The noise may be something as simple as a clutch position switch, or it could be part of a larger problem. As noted, it happens in new vehicles as well as old, so pinpointing the trouble requires an expert eye. The best course of action would be to get an expert opinion from your nearby Volkswagen service mechanic. Their experience will be invaluable in diagnosing and repairing any issues you may have with your VW GTI.
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