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Old 10-04-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
VW Lifer
Drives: '07 GTI DSG Pkg. 2, '97 Golf
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 475
Hatch gas struts OUT after 56k???

2007 GTI 2-door DSG.

The weirdest thing just happened. I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things about 30 minutes ago. I open the hatch to put in the groceries, only to find it out it won't stay up by itself. My thinking is that the gas struts have suddenly failed, which is really weird because there have been no prior signs to indicate that they were indeed going out.

The car has been hit by a bit of light rain today, but somehow I doubt that had anything to do with it. Needless to say, it's frustrating, considering this car is just barely out of warranty. Oh, and my airbag malfunction light went on for FOURTH time (it's been in three prior times for repair for this same stinking light; but two of them were recalls) two weeks ago.

Hopefully this doesn't mark the beginning of odd component failures that have plagued my last couple of VWs. Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment.
'07 UG GTI DSG Pkg. 2 with 18" Hufs and Nav
'97 Black Golf Jazz 5-speed
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