12 Jun, 10

Volkswagen Golf Mk5 Air Conditioning Compressor Faults

Contact Us
It’s become very common for the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 air-con compressors to stop working. This is due to a lack of lubrication within the mechanical unit and basically a manufacturing defect. Although Volkswagen acknowledge this manufacturing defect, whether or not they’ll replace it under an extended warranty in goodwill is questionable. What we do know, however, is that an air conditioning compressor never just fails, there is always a root cause and in this case it’s unfortunate to be a costly manufacturing defect.

The lack of lubrication inside the air-con compressor unit causes metal fatigue and eventually leads to a broken compressor shaft distributing metal particles (better known as swarf) around the entire air conditioning system. Swarf will block up all the pipes, valves and filters in your system, blockages cause a pressure build up and the metal particles can damage the internals of mechanical units.

Unfortunately, in such instances you can’t simply replace the air-con compressor without flushing the system properly, we suggest flushing for 4hours minimum to ensure all metal particles are out of the system. That way, you can rest assured the new compressor when fitted, will not be contaminated and will not fail. I wouldn’t suggest buying a second-hand unit either because chances are it will be an original manufactured defective unit coming off another golf which just hasn’t failed yet.

We currently stock the latest superseded air-con compressors made by Sanden to overcome this problem, they are brand new units and do not carry the manufacturing defects meaning they should with due care last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Not only do we supply the part, but we offer the full service.. supplying, flushing, fitting and re-charging your air conditioning system and.. if you’re within our vicinity, we’ll even offer you a free collect & return service of your vehicle!

For more information, call us on 0203 815 9441 today!

Tags : buy a volkswagen golf air con pump, buy a volkswagen golf aircon pump, buy a volkswagen golf mkv air con pump, buy a vw golf air con pump, buy a vw golf mk5 air con pump, buy a vw golf mkv air con pump, Golf Air Con Re-Gassing, Golf Air Con Repairs, Mk 5 Air Con Not Working, Mk5 Golf Air Con Failure, Mk5 Golf Air Con Faults, Mk5 Golf Air Conditioning Sanden Compressor, Sanden 1K0 820 803, Sanden 1K0 820 803 S, Sanden 1K0820803, Sanden 1K0820803S, Sanden Golf Compressor, Sanden PXE16 Compressor, volkswagen golf air con problems, Volkswagen Golf Air-Con Not Working, volkswagen golf aircon problems, Volkswagen Golf Mk5 Air-Con Compressor, volkswagen golf mkv air con problems, volkswagen golf mkv aircon problems, Volkswagen Mk5 Golf Air-Con Fault, VW Golf Air Con Not Working, vw golf air con problems, vw golf aircon problems, VW Golf Mk5 Air Conditioning Not Working, vw golf mkv air con problems, vw golf mkv aircon problems.
38 thoughts on “Volkswagen Golf Mk5 Air Conditioning Compressor Faults
  • Hello,

    My gti mk5 has very clearly suffered with this defect,
    Could I get a email with the full Pricing/information and the cost of your fitting Service.

    Kind Regards,


    • Hi Alex

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • Hello, it would seem i have this exact issue… Please can you send me an email with further information including pricing.

    • Hello Wesley

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with more information about your query.

      Kind Regards


  • I have a vw golf 1.6 fsi 2006 model. Last year the car lost power & compressor locked up causing the drive belt to break. I have had a second hand compressor from denso fitted on, which has been working okay since. But I want to prevent the compressor from seizing again, what would you advise?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *