7th Jan 2002, 23:13

Same problems here.

Front seats are making noise on braking and acceleration.

Check engine light has gone on twice in 1 year.

I asked for a courtesy car and they said they didn't have one.

Thinking of running the car through the dealership windows if it happens again. :)


Montreal, Canada.

25th Nov 2002, 08:13

Hey I have 2000 VW golf 2.0, 59k it burns 1k+ of oil every 1350 miles. VW said this is norm. My oil pump fail on me about 2 months ago and the car ran w/no oil 4 about 2 weeks and then the oil light came on. So I put in 2qt's of oil and dropped the car off at VW. I have about 3,500 miles left on my warranty from VW I need help. They said they preformed a pressure test and said they found no deviation from norm, I then asked for a "leak down" test to be preformed and they said it was not needed there is no damage. WHAT TO DO??? Help???

E-mail me if you can help Hazlehurstdan@hotmail.com.

8th Jan 2003, 17:20

Do not worry. Oil consumption is a normal for this peace of junk. I have 2000 Golf, and every month I put 1/2 to 1 liter of oil in the engine. You cannot fix it. The dealer would try to postpone fixing until the warranty expires, and then it is over. Either try to sell it, or be patient and drive it as it is. Every time I turn on the gas station and open the hood to fill the oil (not gas), people look at me as they can't believe what is happening. It is almost new car.

But that is a lesson. No more Volkswagens in my lifetime!

13th Feb 2003, 11:22

I too have a 2000 VW Golf, I first started seeing the flashing oil light when I made hard right turns I figured that I was going pretty fast so I thought nothing of it.

This morning it happened again this time the oil light remained on and blinking. I haven't checked the oil level because I thought it was sensor related.

Thanks for informing me about the radical oil consumption.

26th Feb 2003, 07:54

2000 Golf 1.8 Turbo with 46,000: Light and alarm went off. I was "luckily" by the dealership. They're saying I have to prove my oil changes by getting a receipt from each and every place. Does anyone keep all their receipts for oil changes??? (I will now!) They pulled the pan and said the oil pump is bad, but that it's my fault since I didn't bring the car to their VW dealership for it's oil changes. That way I wouldn't have to go through all this trouble in remembering exactly where I had the oil changed. Obviously they don't want to deal with the warranty issue. Looks like VW doesn't want to stand behind their products. I'll never own another VW nor will I ever buy anything from Fox VW in Rochester, MI.

19th Apr 2003, 11:53

I bought a 1994 Jetta 3 months ago, and the oil light has just started buzzing. I checked the oil levels, but everything seems to be fine. My mechanic says it is probably electrical, but by the sounds of things, oil pumps are a common problem with these cars. At first I loved my car, now I am looking to sell. T.A. Ottawa, Canada.

28th Jul 2003, 08:39

I have a 2002 Jetta and **suspect** similar oil consumption problems. Anyone know if this problem still exists in later than 2000 models?