Just to let you guys know - I loved vw's. I've had my first mk1, mk2 16v, corrado, mk3vr6...and list goes on. We also bought a brand new 2010 golf Tdi thinking its german made - better quality.
This car now has 6k miles and probably close to $15,000 in repair bills!
More and more people are having same issue and the reason I'm writing this is in hope to open your eyes.
A lot of people including me, has fuel pump failure. That's not bad you say..and no it's not if that was the only problem. When it fails, all metal particles that are shredded inside travel through your WHOLE fuel system. Your fuel tank, your fuel lines, etc. Basically everything from your fuel tank to your fuel injectors. They replaced close to 50 parts on a brand new car!!!
When this happens, the car stalls completely which is now a safety issue! Imagine driving 2 kids on a highway and your car shuts off, giving you very limited braking (IF ANY) and steering!
VW - does absolutely nothing about this. Feds have already opened a preliminary case but it takes time to make it an official recall. Until officially this problem is not taken care of, I really suggest you get another car. Sorry to disappoint you - i'm too.