Volkswagen Golf Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (1989 - 2021)

From the model year 1989 to 2021 the Volkswagen Golf has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Volkswagen Golf Timing Belt Or Chain (1989 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 1.4L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2021 2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
2020 1.4L Turbo timing belt interference lifetime
2019 1.4L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2019 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2018 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2017 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2016 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2016 2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2015 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2015 2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2014 2.5L timing chain interference lifetime
2013 1.8L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2013 2.0L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2013 2.5L timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2012 2.0L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2012 2.5L timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2011 2.5L timing chain interference lifetime
2010 2.0L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2010 2.5L timing chain interference lifetime
2006 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2006 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2006 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2006 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2005 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2005 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2005 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2005 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2005 3.2L timing chain interference lifetime
2004 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2004 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2004 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2004 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2004 3.2L timing chain interference lifetime
2003 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2003 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2003 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2003 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2003 3.2L timing chain interference lifetime
2002 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2002 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2002 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2002 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2001 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2001 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2001 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2001 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2000 1.8L Turbo timing belt interference 60k miles
2000 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
2000 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
2000 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1999 1.9L Turbodiesel timing belt interference 60k miles
1999 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1999 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1998 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1998 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1997 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1997 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1996 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1996 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1995 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1995 2.8L timing chain interference lifetime
1994 1.8L timing belt interference 60k miles
1994 1.9L diesel timing belt interference 60k miles
1994 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1993 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1992 1.8L timing belt interference 60k miles
1992 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1991 1.8L timing belt interference 60k miles
1991 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1990 1.8L timing belt interference 60k miles
1990 2.0L timing belt interference 60k miles
1989 1.8L timing belt interference 60k miles

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.